Vacation Checklist

Vacation Checklist


Have you ever noticed sometimes you need a vacation just from planning a vacation? All the details and all of the decisions can be overwhelming and exhausting. That’s what we’re here for. Check out our checklist and see what we mean. A vacation should be exactly that — a vacation. Relax, we’ve got it covered, down to the smallest details. However, there’s one thing we need you to do — and that’s pack your bags and get ready for your best vacation ever.

Documentation

  • Have all your proper entry requirements, visas, vaccinations and relevant information on departure taxes for your destination. Visit travel.gc.ca for essential country travel advice and a list of Canadian embassies and consulates
  • Get your passport and verify the requirements of the country you are travelling to
  • Travelling with children? Have the proper documentation proving your right to accompany them (e.g. consent letter or court order)
  • Planning on driving when you get there? Get an International Driving Permit if needed
  • Leave copies of passport information, your itinerary and insurance policy with friends or family. Email a scanned copy of your passport and travel documentation to yourself

Before you go checklist

  • Medical Insurance — enjoy peace of mind and know you’re covered in an emergency
  • Carry your insurance wallet card at all times on your trip
  • Advance seat selection option — book in advance to avoid the middle seat
  • Any special requests? Dietary restrictions, airport assistance, room request, celebrations can all be done in advance
  • Check-in requirement times for flights — know when you have to be at the airport
  • Frequent Flyer number — get all the points that you’re entitled to
  • You can save time at check-in by entering your required security information ahead of time
  • Get free AMA maps and TourBooks® for your vacation
  • Different airlines have different baggage restrictions. Find out what you can bring so you don’t get dinged with extra charges
  • Need help packing? See ama.ab.ca/travel/travellerschecklist for packing lists
  • Make sure AMA has your emergency contact person’s name and phone number

Have you ever noticed sometimes you need a vacation just from planning a vacation? All the details and all of the decisions can be overwhelming and exhausting. That’s what we’re here for. Check out our checklist and see what we mean. A vacation should be exactly that — a vacation. Relax, we’ve got it covered, down to the smallest details. However, there’s one thing we need you to do — and that’s pack your bags and get ready for your best vacation ever.

Vacation Packages

  • We’ve been there, loved it and will give you the inside scoop on all the hot places to go and the cool things to see. So where to?

Airline tickets

  • We won’t leave you up in the air when it comes to flights, fares, and all those details like flight confirmations, baggage allowance and restrictions, check-in requirements, seat selection and special meal requests

Airport transfers

  • It’s all about getting you where you need to get to, without getting too complicated

Car rental

  • Special CAA/AAA rates and no fees for reservations in North America for members

Hotel reservations

  • Special CAA/AAA rates and no fees for reservations in North America for members

Ocean and River Cruises

  • For whatever floats your boat, we’ve got the right combo of cruises and cruise lines for you

Disney packages and tickets

  • We’ll give you the advice to make your vacation magical

Travel Medical and Package Insurance

  • Pack some extra peace of mind for when you’re off enjoying yourself. We’ve got you covered

Trip Extras

  • Attraction tickets — ski passes, Disney and Universal tickets
  • Destination activities – city tours, sporting events, day trips, shows, recommended restaurants and shopping excursions
  • Maps/TourBooks®
  • Triptik® planning
  • Destination information — entry and health requirements, best buys, dining and tips
  • Passport photos
  • Foreign currency - US dollars, British Pounds, Australian dollars, Mexican Peso’s and the Euro
  • Prepaid credit card
  • Special Member pricing on luggage, luggage locks, adapters/converters and other accessories