World Class Travel Service, Inc (WCT) was founded in 1983 by Bob Todd, Owner/Manager, after working for Holbrook Travel and Travel Professionals. For many years WCT was a corporate and academic based agency arranging travel for several local companies and the University of Florida business and student group travel.
We grew to 8 full time agents and purchased an office building in 1988. In 1990 our focus shifted to pleasure travel. In 2001 WCT began specializing in adventure travel to Peru. WCT represented 9 ecolodges and is mentioned in the Moon Handbook Peru as "the best international tour operator for Peru".
In 2019 World Class Travel became an independent contractor for Continental Capers Travel Service, Inc. Continental Capers is a member of the Tzell Travel group. This affiliation gives us preferred agency status with major airlines, tour operators and cruises and clout of this affiliation affords the best deals for our clients.
Bob Todd ~ Agency Owner
I caught the travel bug early in life, in 1970 traveled with a friend to Japan and a month later turned 19 in Hong Kong. So, my first love was Asia and over 7 years I went 6 times around the world, mostly going back to Japan, Bali, Thailand, Burma, India and Nepal.
I spent 4 months traveling alone in India and Nepal going from Ashram to monastery, ending up in Kopan monastery outside of Kathmandu to spend three months learning Buddhism and meditation.
I really enjoy selling travel and making vacations memorable for clients. I feel very blessed to be in the travel business for so many years and for the opportunity to travel. I have been over 100 times to Central and South America. Most recently visiting Norway, Holland, France, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominica, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Argentina, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. I have developed contacts in all these places that make clients' experiences more of an authentic cultural encounter. I am now working with select clients and welcome you to the tribe.
My passion for and to travel is what led me to become a travel advisor in 1985. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest standards of customer service to all travelers. I have developed a diverse skill set to assist travel managers for corporate travelers, plan destination events as well as customize unique personal vacations for individuals and families.
Naturalist and eco-travel is one of my favorite areas of travel to plan and do. I have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries, Yucatan, Costa Rica, Canadian Rockies and National Parks in the USA.
What Our Clients Say
For the past 38 years, Bob Todd has tirelessly, efficiently and cost-effectively administered the global travel needs for the artists and staff of Blade Agency as well as dozens of employees at spinoff software startups. Our travel has ALWAYS been of mission-critical importance! Online, agentless “discount” ticketing is simply NOT an option. Our associates deserve and must have a highly skilled, knowledgeable professional advocate when a carrier (all too often) announces that “your flight has been delayed.” Bob Todd continues to earn our gratitude, respect and loyalty. We could not have gotten to where we have been without him!!
I wanted to follow-up with you on the trip. It was really great. Everything went off without a hitch. The train to Seattle was fantastic. Thank you for all of your help on the trip. I think the students had a really great time and aside from some minor tweaks, I think this will be the trip we settle on for the near future.
We had an amazing time. Wow, was it a trip of a lifetime and we were so grateful to have our portion in Peru planned. We loved the hotels that were selected - their locations were perfect and the hospitality was wonderful. We enjoyed our guides because they were down to earth and easy to get along with. Our favorite city was to visit Ollantaytambo. We really appreciated your guidance. I really think we "did Peru right" because we saw so much in a short amount of time. Again, thank you so much for your guidance and support. This was the best possible honeymoon we could ever have.
For the past 15 years Bob Todd and World Class Travel have planned a great variety of trips for my husband and me.
What trips they have been...everything from a two-week Peru adventure to a one month Scandinavian odyssey.
Bob not only knows many locales all over the world, but he also knows the details that are unique to each location. He is an expert at itinerary planning as well as transportation, accommodation and local tips.
Bob is a knowlegeable travel specialist who provides invaluable assistance with every facet of a trip.
By accepting a booking through World Class Travel Service LLC, you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions.
World Class Travel Service LLC and its owners, shareholders, officers, employees, independent agents and affiliated entities (collectively referred to as "World Class Travel") act as sales agent for any airline, hotel, car-rental company, tour operator, cruise line, or other service provider named in your itinerary ("Suppliers"). World Class Travel is not responsible for acts or omissions of the Suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules. World Class Travel's independent contractor agents operate as independent businesses from World Class Travel. World Class Travel is not responsible for acts or omissions of its independent agents.
World Class Travel assumes no responsibility for and shall not be liable for any refund, personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be caused by: (1) any defaults, wrongful or negligent acts, or omissions of the Suppliers; (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, craft, equipment, or instrumentality owned, operated, or otherwise used or provided by the Suppliers; (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under World Class Travel's control; and (4) any Supplier price drop after your travel arrangements have been confirmed, paid in full, or ticketed. You hereby release World Class Travel from all claims arising out of any problem covered in this paragraph.
All prices are subject to change prior to purchase. Travel arrangements are also subject to supplemental price increases that may be imposed by the supplier and/or government after you have completed your purchase. Suppliers have their own contracts covering cancellation penalties and other terms and conditions, and you may be bound by those contracts regardless of whether you receive notice of their terms. By accepting your itinerary or invoice, you hereby consent to those terms and conditions.
Please be aware that many travel bookings are non-refundable and cancelled bookings will incur charges. These charges can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking, regardless of whether travel has commenced.
Credit Card Transactions
If for any reason, any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted, your remedy lies against the provider, and not against World Class Travel and in the event that payment has been made to World Class Travel by credit card, you agree that you will not seek to charge back your payment to World Class Travel. If World Class Travel incurs any costs, including but not limited to attorneys' fees, to recover any payments charged back by your credit card company, you agree that you will be liable for these costs.
For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and travel accident insurance. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by World Class Travel to you, constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance. World Class Travel is not an insurance company and has no responsibility for the submission, payment or adjustment of any insurance claims. Any claims that may fall under the relevant travel insurance policy must be submitted to the insurance company identified in the policy.
World Class Travel is not liable for any negligent or wilful act or failure to act of any travel service provider or of any third party. In addition and without limitation, World Class Travel is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time. If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors you are required to spend additional night(s), you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owner's risk. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. You specifically agree that World Class Travel is not liable for any consequential loss or damage.
Passports and Identification
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid travel documentation, including but not limited to passports and visas, which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities at every destination. You are responsible for confirming with the United States Department of State or representative government agency of the country to which you are traveling to confirm the requirements for visas and/or other requirements for admission to your destination. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. A government issued ID approved by the TSA is required for air travel within the USA.
Travel documents include, without limitation, airline tickets, hotel vouchers, tour vouchers or any other document (whether in electronic form or otherwise) used to confirm an arrangement with a service provider. Travel documents may be subject to certain conditions and/or restrictions such as, but not limited to, being non-refundable, non-date-changeable, and subject to cancellation and/or amendment fees. Travel documents cannot be transferred to another person to use. All airline tickets must be issued in the name of the passport/photo identity holder. Any errors in names, dates and timings may result in an inability to use that booking and the booking being cancelled. Any errors in names, dates and timings on your documentation will be your responsibility if not advised at the time of booking.
Health and Special Requirements
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of any health requirements for your travel destinations and to ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. Please advise your consultant of any special requirements you may have, for example, special meals, medical requirements and so on.
No Special Knowledge of Conditions
World Class Travel has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. For information concerning possible dangers at destinations, World Class Travel recommends contacting the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at (202) 647-5225 or www.travel.state.gov. For medical information, World Class Travel recommends contacting the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-TRIP or www.cdc.gov/travel. You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). You hereby release World Class Travel from all claims arising out of any problem covered in this paragraph.
You agree that the courts in Alachua County, Florida will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or World Class Travel, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts.
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