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TRAVEL PLANNING
travel planning

AIRFARE
In most cases, airfare will be arranged by Otis. However, if you need to procure travel, this information will help.  Most airlines release special airfares on Tuesdays. Student travel agencies tend to offer discounted rates. They are especially accommodating when a change or cancellation is made to the flight, as they tend to charge nominal fees for such changes compared to the fees charged by most airlines and travel agencies. Web searches provide a quick and easy method for comparing multiple airlines at a glance, and at times special "web fares" may be offered.

It is always good to call the airline directly for concrete information, special deals, and to inquire whether frequent flyer miles may be applied to the ticket.
 

AVERAGE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE PRICES:

South America ($1200 or more)
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, or Panama ($500-$800)
Mexico ($300-$700)
Europe ($500-$1200)
China or South Korea ($1200 or more)
Jordan ($1200 or more)
Morocco ($2000 or more)

 

STUDENT TRAVEL AGENCIES
www.studentuniverse.com
www.myeuropeantravel.com

 

INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES
www.orbitz.com
www.travelocity.com
www.expedia.com
www.kayak.com
www.sidestep.com

 

AIRLINES
American Airlines
AirTran Airways
Continental Airlines
British Airways 
Delta Airlines 
Frontier Airlines 
JetBlue Airways 
US Airways

 

TRAVEL GUIDE BOOKS
Research where you are traveling to by clicking one of the following links:

Arthur Frommer’s Travel Guide
Let’s Go
The Internet Guide to Hostelling
Lonely Planet
The World Fact Book



TRAVEL PREPARATION MANUALS

ROME 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
ISRAEL 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
ECUADOR 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
LONDON 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
SPAIN 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
NICARAGUA 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
JAPAN 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual updated 2015.docx
HOLLAND 2015_Otis Travel Preparation Manual.docx
DENMARK 2015_Travel Preparation Manual_Copenhagen 2015.doc


PACKING LIST & TRAVEL PREPARATION
What to pack? What should you prepare before travel? Travel Checklist.com, will provide you with a printable packing list, travel tips, information, and things to do before your trip. Click here.

 

LANGUAGE PRACTICE
Radio Lingua
Peace Corps Language Courses
 

EXCHANGE RATES
ttp://www.oanda.com/
http://www.xe.com/ 

 

WEATHER
http://www.weather.com/
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/