A few pointers to make the booking process go as smoothly as possible:
Please fax a completed Travel Booking Form to the CCTE Travel Department at 504-482-1550. If you do not have access to a fax machine, please mail or email it to us. Because we are unable to check availability at hotels and resorts, unless otherwise noted, receipt of the Travel Booking Form constitutes agreement that we are to confirm a reservation at your desired destination.
Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing. Once confirmed, travel reservations are considered as non-cancelable and non-changeable.
A current credit card is required by hotels/resorts to guarantee a reservation even though rooms are being paid with trade dollars. Special requests (i.e.: Smoking/Non-smoking, room location, bed type, etc.) will be forwarded on your behalf. However, hotels do not guarantee specific room types.
Due to the fact that we have not personally visited all of the hotels and resorts offered on barter, CCTE makes no guarantee for the quality or condition of any property. Travel Brokers are available to offer advice for a particular area. Discounted web rates are not available for trade reservations and published rates are subject to change.
Please do not contact the hotels directly to make reservations. Our reservations are made with management and are confirmed at the sole discretion of the property managers, not Front Desk employees or Hotel Reservations. Reservations made directly with a hotel will be treated as cash bookings that cannot be converted to trade. If you check availability with the hotel staff directly, it does not mean that rooms are available on trade.
Please be sure of your travel dates before submitting a Booking Form to the Travel Department. In the event of an emergency, please contact us. Due to inaccessibility of our booking contacts, requests received on the same day of the desired travel date may be declined.
Flexibility is the key! Please remember that Travel Brokers are not Travel Agents. Not all hotels and resorts are members of a Trade Exchange. Blackout periods may apply during heavily traveled seasons and major holiday periods.
Unless otherwise specified, taxes, gratuities and incidentals are to be paid with cash or a credit card and are the responsibility of the traveler. In addition to your usual account transaction fees, there is a cash-booking fee charged on all confirmed reservations. ($10.00 for local and $15.00 for out of town). Note: Member cash fees must be current for us to process a travel form.