With new passport rules included in the
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative about to start Jan. 23, Club
Peace & Plenty on Exuma in the Bahamas will cover the cost of
up to four new passports (two adults and two children) for guests
booking four or more nights by Dec. 31 for travel through Jan. 2,
vice president of sales and marketing for the family-owned resort,
said "This program is in effect immediately. Guests can come
anytime between now and Jan. 2, 2008 as long as they book by the
end of December."
Guests must show a
receipt for the new passports in order to receive reimbursement
from Peace & Plenty. Refunds apply only to the cost of the
document; shipping and handling charges will not be
legislation has extended the deadline to June 1, 2009 by which
travelers entering the U.S. by land and sea from Bermuda, Canada,
Mexico, and the Caribbean must present a valid passport. However,
travelers entering or re-entering the U.S. by air from the same
destinations must present a passport, effective Jan. 23.
that more than 85% of Peace & Plenty's business is from the
"Many of our repeat
guests do not have U.S. passports. We're doing this reimbursement
program for them so they are not caught unawares," he
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