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Frequently Asked Questions

What are DeparturePoint Gladstone’s trading hours?

Our operating hours are from 8:15am-5:15pm Monday to Friday, we are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Does DeparturePoint Gladstone participate in any loyalty programs?

Yes. We are apart of the Lyoness cash back program, for more information on this please contact our office.

Can I book over the phone?

Yes, if you would like to book over the phone please contact the office during business hours or leave an after hours message and we will assist you with your needs.

How much time do I need for connecting flights?

We recommend that as a guideline only, you should have a minimum connecting time of 1 hour for domestic departures and 2 hours for international departures. Each airline may vary and you should reconfirm with your airline on their guidelines.

How do I pay for my booking and what forms of payment do you accept?

You are able to pay for your booking with either credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and diners are welcome), cash, cheque or direct deposit. If you would like to direct deposit please contact the office and we can supply our banking details and a reference.

Can I use a DeparturePoint gift voucher to pay for part or all of my booking?

Yes. It is also required that we sight the gift voucher before use. Gift vouchers are available for use on any travel arrangement or product sold by DeparturePoint Gladstone and non-transferable for cash.

Does DeparturePoint Gladstone stock other travel necessities e.g. foreign currency?

We keep a large range of travel extras in store, including foreign currency which we have available to sell on hand or order, travel insurance, travel accessories, luggage, travel Sims, multicurrency cash-passports and much more.

Can I pay a deposit to secure my booking or do you require full payment?

This varies depending on the travel arrangements you are purchasing, however with many bookings, we can take deposit payment and defer full payment until closer to the travel date. To find out which option is necessary, please speak with your travel consultant at DeparturePoint Gladstone.

Will DeparturePoint Gladstone, arrange my visa for international travel for me?

If you require us to organise your visa we can certainly accommodate you, we will require passports for travellers with a minimum of 6 months validity.

When will I receive my documents after booking my holiday?

We issue your travel documents between 2 and 3 weeks prior to travel, this ensures that your documents and itineraries are up to date before you depart.

Does DeparturePoint have an after hours emergency contact for travellers?

Yes, we can issue you with emergency contact numbers with your documents before departure.

Do I have to book to have an appointment with someone or can I just come in when it suites me?

No. Although we do recommend making appointments to ensure you see someone quickly and efficiently, if you prefer to drop in we will do our best to accommodate you and have you seated with a consultant as soon as possible.

What happens to my flights if I have to cancel them? (Do I get a refund if I cancel my flight in advance?)

This may vary from airline to airline and is also situational. If you would like further information on cancellations and fees charged please contact a consultant in the office.

Does DeparturePoint Gladstone have customer parking?

Yes. We have available parking for customers at the rear of our shop.

 

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