How is Prism Travel different?
PRISM Travel is less travel agency and more community. Hence the '.club' for our site. We're here to build a network of people of color and allies who happen to travel together. Our goal is to make travel accessible and encourage real relationship-building.
who should come on a Prism Travel Trip?
These trips are designed for open-minded people ranging in age from 21-30 who are looking for a good time!
We provide enough guidance for first-time travelers to feel comfortable and enough adventure for the seasoned traveler to stay engaged. Come alone or with friends!
If you're not looking to try new things or take a risk, we might not be the best fit for you right now.
How is the destination selected?
We take a handful of of factors into consideration when deciding on each monthly destination. Because we want to send you somewhere that you can brag about later, factors such as climate and on-trend destinations help us make a list of 4 or 5 different cities. From there, we take a look at whether or not the destination is in peak season to get an idea of flight and hotel prices so that we can maintain as low a price point as possible. After cutting the list in half, we then look for the best accommodation and activity choices in the remaining options to finalize the destination!
What does the price include?
Each trip includes airport pick-up and drop off, all accommodations, daily group transportation, group meals, and activities.
Not included in the pricing is airfare, travel insurance, incidental expenses, most meals, alcohol, visas, and any entrance or departure fees into the destination country.
How does Payment work?
The $300 deposit is due at the time of registration to hold your spot on the trip and is non-refundable. This deposit will be put towards the overall cost. You can then pay the remaining balance in monthly or biweekly automated payments. The final remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. This due date varies for each trip so please be sure to see individual trip details to confirm.
If you register for an open trip within 30 days of departure, the full amount of the trip will be due at the time of registration.
how do i make my payments?
We automatically deduct each payment on your scheduled dates. No action necessary on your end!
Do you charge interest fees?
No! No interest fees are applied to your installment payments. We aren't interested in being a financial burden.
I can't make payments anymore. what now?
We understand that things come up. Please just let us know sooner rather than later so that we can take next steps.
What if i need to cancel?
If you need to cancel more than 30 days prior to trip departure, you’ll get all of your money back, less the deposit.
Within 30 days of trip departure, your installment payments are considered non-refundable. However, if an emergency arises, please reach out to us as soon as possible and we'll see what we can do.
How do flights work?
Flights are never included in our prices. After registration and receiving your deposit, we send out flight booking instructions that detail when you should plan to arrive and depart. You are free to book flights on your own as per the booking instructions if that's your style. Otherwise, we're happy to source flights and book on your behalf!
how does prism help book flights?
Please detail in your registration that you'd like for us book your flights. We'll send you 3-5 options from different airlines that fit within our arrival and departure instructions. Please respond as soon as possible confirming an option so as to ensure that prices don't fluctuate. PRISM is unable to hold flight reservations while you're deciding.
We'll then use your payment information on file to secure the booking. The airline email you the e-tickets and you'll be all set!
What if i can't afford my flight right away?
The sooner you book your flight, the less expensive it'll be. Before registering for a PRISM trip, use a site like Skyscanner to get an idea of how much your roundtrip flight will cost. That said, DO NOT book your flight prior to registering for your Prism trip.
If after registering, you cannot afford your flight, you have two options. The first is that you can hold off on booking and hope that prices don't rise or that the price drops. The second option is to reach out to a company that allows you to make installment payments on your ticket. Our favorite is Airfordable.
WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE?
Prism Travel is designed for young people who want to connect with one another. So our listed pricing is based off of having a roommate. That said, it's up to you! If you prefer to not share a room, please let us know during registration so that we can confirm availability with the hotel and inform you of updated pricing for a single occupant room.
Do you offer travel insurance?
Prism does not offer nor require travel insurance. However, we do strongly recommend it. Such insurance covers personal injury, medical expenses, loss of or damage to luggage, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses.
If you are interested in securing travel insurance, we suggest World Nomads where you can receive a variety of benefits including adventure travel insurance.
Still have questions?
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