https://etias.com/etias-application Takes effect “sometime in 2024” according to online sources.
Due to the ever changing landscape of tourism, especially with hotels seemingly finding the limit on just how much guests are willing to pay, I have to make a change to my usual practice and effective now, June of 2023, I will only write contracts and guarantee pricing 11 months maximum prior to your arrival […]
TRAVEL TIPS TOP EIGHT European Focus, Inc. European Focus Private Tours Established in 1989 Do NOT hit print unless you want to burn up around 36 pages of paper – smile. Passport Control Please make a copy of your passport and keep it in a safe place. This is very important in case you should […]
This is a post aimed mainly at those who have never had the pleasure of taking a trip with European Focus. Starting on October 15, 2024 for the 2025 and beyond seasons I will be giving first booking and date selection preference to those who have traveled with me previously. This booking preference “window” will […]
Those wishing to experience the luxury of a private guide and travel coordinator (all in one) while saving considerable money should choose dates between November 15 and March 30. My off season tours are priced lower because there are certain things a traveler must give up in order to travel in the winter. (Outdoor cafes, […]
In the wake of the coronovirus and the many upsets to the travel industry, all tours booked for 2021 and beyond will require that clients purchase the “Preferred” policy from Travel Guard (or a similar offer from a competitor) with – and this is the important part – “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. This protects […]
With the recent decision by the European Union to ban travelers from the United States from entering (As of July 1, 2020) my calendar has been cleared for July and August, with those tours not able to move forward due to this restriction. My calendar is now open for tours with clients who are coming […]
I started European Focus three decades ago as a custom-designed, private tour service. When I proposed the concept to the owner of a travel agency (who happened to be a family member) he scoffed and said “no one will pay that much to travel.” Now, 321 tours later, travel in general is in a “pause” […]