Wednesday 20 February 2013

Easter 2013 at Disney World, Orlando

If you have booked your holiday to Florida for Easter 2013 then you are in for a treat because Walt Disney World have great plans for the Easter period. What’s going on at Disney World for Easter 2013?
So Easter is a peak season at Disney World for obvious reasons, it’s a very busy time to visit so make sure you plan ahead and get to places early! We’ve listed a selection of activities available for you:
  • Meet Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom.
  • Go Easter egg hunting and join in with the other Easter activities on Easter Sunday at Epcot.
  • Decorate Easter Eggs at a selection of the Disney Hotels.
  • Treat yourself to a special Easter lunch at certain Walt Disney Restaurants.
Have fun!

Friday 15 February 2013

International Driving Permit Update

Charter Travel have been advised by ABTA that the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles have suspended the state’s recently enacted International Driving Permit requirement and is pending further study. International visitors who plan to drive in Florida will now only need a valid driver’s license issued from their own country (both parts - if applicable) and a major credit card.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Do I need an International Driving Permit?

Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive a hire car in Florida? In short, YES, you do!
This has been the topic of conversion across forums and social media sites in the last week and has been a question that we have been swamped with. In fact we are quite surprised at the lack of communication there has been to inform anyone of this … we weren’t informed and even the car hire companies did not appear to be aware of this??
However, after some extensive research it has come to light that if you have a UK driving license and you are planning on driving in Florida then you will need an International Driving Permit. This came into action on the 1st January 2013 and can be purchased from your local post office - currently priced at £5.50.
As it stands we are aware that this is just a law that has been implemented in the state of Florida, however there may be a possibility that it will be adopted in other states so be sure to check with your local post office if you plan on driving in the USA. You will find more information on this at your local Post Office and The AA.

Saturday 9 February 2013

Party time in Orlando Florida

The New Orleans based celebration “Mardi Gras” is just about to kick off at Universal Studios Orlando, this parade brings you jazz, blues glitz and beads, beads, and more beads. Fun for all the family whilst on your holiday to Florida, all within one of our favourite theme parks - Universal Studios Orlando, Florida. The Mardi Gras starts this Saturday and will run on selected nights through until April 20th 2013. The parade moves through the streets of Universal Studios starting at 7.45pm (subject to change). If you have purchased entry tickets to Universal then parade admission is included so a fabulous event to enjoy and take part at no extra costs, and an event not to be missed during your holiday in Florida.