the need for the EXL to get involved. However, if for whatever reason you are not with an Ascend Travel In-Country Staff member, follow these steps: If a phone is available, get out your copy of the transportation contract and call them. (Remember you should have confirmed this the day before.) If no phone is available, be patient and hope for the best. If time is critical or significant time has passed, send the field vehicle into town to make arrangements for alternate transportation. Because transportation companies in developing countries are notorious for having problems, it is wise not to pay in full for your transportation booking in advance. If a deposit is required, arrange with Ascend Travel to provide the deposit on credit card if at all possible. This way if you have to book other transport, we can deny the charges on the Ascend Travel card. If a cash deposit is required, make sure you check references first, then get a written contract verifying the deposit amount paid, and be sure to get contact information, including an emergency number you can call after hours / on weekends, since this is often when your transport is required.
Published on Mar 27, 2012
Ascend Travel's Service Expedition Leadership Manual to Cusco, Peru. All the tools you need to organize a Humanitarian Service Expedition wi...