Q: How are travel reservations made?
A: All travel reservations are offered and administered by International Vacations, Inc under contract to International Vacations Affiliate, LLC's Affiliates and clients. International Vacations Affiliate' Affiliates do not engage in the business of selling travel but simply recommend or refer their replicated website to others.
Q: Who is International Vacations, Inc (IVI)?
A: International Vacations, Inc (IVI) is owned by John Przywara, founder and former president of D-FW Tours. Twenty-nine years ago, Mr. Przywara left the Dallas Police Vice Squad and entered the travel industry by organizing ski trips for his fellow police officers and thus a hobby grew into a business. From modest beginnings in 1978, D-FW Tours, Inc. expanded to become a powerful force in the wholesale and consolidator sector of the industry. In 1997, Mr. Przywara joined with four other companies to form Travel Services International, Inc. (TSI) and created one of the largest single-source leisure travel companies in the U. S. TSI went public on the NASDAQ and raised over $32 million as proceeds to the company and then embarked on an aggressive campaign to acquire additional companies. In April of 2000, TSI was acquired by United Kingdom based My Travel, PLC (formerly Air Tours, PLC) for $360,000,000 in cash.
Mr. Przywara returned to his entrepreneurial roots with the purchase of International Vacations, Inc. in February 2004. Many former employees have joined Mr. Przywara in key positions at IVI including Ms. Shamali Walsh who was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at his former company. Ms. Walsh, President of IVI, is dedicated to providing the best value and customer support to all of our travel affiliate partners. The company provides new employment and training opportunities in the travel industry with a pledge never to outsource these jobs to other countries.
The Dallas support center is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm CST Monday through Friday. Reservations are offered through the companies many online booking engines or by calling reservations at 214 239-2840, faxes 214 239-2841 or via e-mail: The company was formed as a streamlined wholesale organization that utilizes the latest in available travel technologies. Examples are Sabre GDS, Patheo airfare booking engine, Openfares wholesale hotel booking engine, Revelex cruise booking engine and Northern Telecom voice over IP PBX system. IVI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with staffing in both office and home offices. The most important attributes of IVI is the personal service provided by the reservations and support staff in addition to the latest in online cutting edge booking tools.
Q: What types of travel arrangements are offered?
A: Travel arrangements are made for flights, hotel, villas, condos, rental homes, cars, cruises, tour packages, all inclusive resorts, limousines, rail tickets, meetings, groups, conventions, incentive travel as well as other special interest groups.
Q: What is considered to be a group?
A: A group considered as ten (10) or more individuals.
Q: How do I book a group?
A: You can book group travel by clicking on the Book Travel link at www.ivaffiliate.com. Once you have entered an Affiliate's ID you then can click on Group Travel.
Q: What types of airline tickets are offered?
A: International Vacations Affiliate, LLC offers published fares on all U.S. and foreign airlines worldwide. These fares are continuously updated through the SABRE GDS and are always current at the time of booking. IVI also offers international wholesale consolidator fares that may offer special rates or terms of booking, thus affording the consumer additional savings and flexibility of booking.
Q: What types of accommodations are offered?
A: International Vacations Affiliate, LLC offers hotels, villas, condos, and rental homes in the United States and 149 foreign countries. These properties range from youth hostels to high end, ultra- luxury accommodations that rent for several thousands of dollars per night.
Q: What types of car rentals are offered?
A: IVI provides car rental services from all the major car rental companies in the United States as well as rental agencies in many other countries. Rental cars offered are in categories from economy to specialty cars, such as Ferraris' and Lamborghinis'.
Q: What types of cruises are offered?
A: IVI's online booking engine connects to all the major cruise lines including Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Cunard Lines LTD, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Oceania Cruises. To book any other cruise lines please call 214 239-2840.
Q: What happens when the published sale fares are lower than the contract fares?
A: We are able to offer commissions on the published fares so you should always let us do your ticketing during these periods. Never turn away commissions from us when the airlines do not offer them when you book travel directly with the airlines yourself.
Q: Are airline tickets commissionable?
A: Airlines no longer pay commissions on tickets.
Q: What if I want a commissionable rate?
A: No problem. Just tell the reservations agent of your preference and we will accommodate the request. International Vacations, Inc is one of only a few companies that offer either commissionable or net fares.
Q: How does an Affiliate earn commissions?
A: Affiliates earn up to 50%* of all commissionable travel received. For further details please see the "Compensation" page.
Q: Do you charge additional for credit card transactions?
A: International Vacations Affiliate, LLC does not charge an extra fee for credit card transactions. All rates quoted are the same for any form of payment. Credit cards that are accepted include Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover Card. No third party credit cards are accepted for airline tickets (the card holder must be one of the ticketed travelers).
Q: When are travel documents issued?
A: Travel documents are issued the day payment is received and are sent out immediately. All airline tickets are electronic unless the issuing airline does not provide electronic capability.
All travel arrangements are provided by International Vacations, Inc.
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