Kollander World Travel

We are a full service travel agency. Experience the wonders and the history of civilization on display all across Europe and the Mediterranean in comfort and style.

The expert international specialists at Kollander World Travel have been planning custom trips and vacations for groups, families, individuals, and business travel customers for decades. We provide knowledgeable input, valued advice, and trusted reservations anywhere in the world through our network of travel contacts.

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Fox 8 News

"December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy." 🇺🇸
Remembering the lives lost 79 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

More countries welcoming US tourists

Where US citizens are allowed to travel to this summer

Open
to US citizens

Albania
Belarus
Brazil
Mexico
North Macedonia
Serbia
Turkey
Zambia

Open with restrictions
to US citizens

Antigua and Barbuda
Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
Armenia
Negative Covid-19 test at airport or 14-day mandatory quarantine
Aruba
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Barbados
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Bermuda
Negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days + $75
Cambodia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours + $2,000 Covid-19 deposit
Costa Rica
Negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours, travel insurance and health form
Croatia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours
Dominica
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Dominican Republic
Negative Covid-19 test result within five days
Dubai
Negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival, travel insurance and health form
Egypt
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
French Polynesia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Ghana
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Grenada
Negative Covid-19 rapid result test result on arrival
Haiti
Mandatory 14 day quarantine
Honduras
Negative Covid-19 rapid result test result on arrival
Ireland
Self-isolate for 14 days
Jamaica
Negative Covid-19 test result less than 10 days old
Kenya
Negative Covid-19 test result within 96 hours
Maldives
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Malta
Must transit through a safe corridor country after staying 14 days in that country
Montenegro
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Namibia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours, mandatory 7-day quarantine
Rwanda
Negative Covid-19 test result within 120 hours of departure
South Korea
Mandatory 14 day quarantine
St. Barts
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Lucia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
St. Maarten
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Negative Covid-19 test on arrival, additonal test on arrival
Tanzania
Covid-19 tests on arrival
Turks and Caicos
Negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days

Kollander has been happy to assist several customers with travel to Mexico recently for a much needed and safe vacation. Please call us when you are ready to travel again -

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Dine & Dance Across Slovenia with Joe Valencic

Any polka lovers out there? Anybody thinking of a trip next year? We have a real treat for you - Dine and Dance across Slovenia with Cleveland's very own Joe Valencic, host of “The Sounds of Slovenia” on WINT Radio & 247PolkaHeaven.com.

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021, and for all details, click below or call us!
https://www.kollander.com/package/dine-dance-across-slovenia-with-joe-valencic/

kollander.com Joe Valencic is the host of “The Sounds of Slovenia” on WINT Radio & 247PolkaHeaven.com

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

We miss our wonderful travelers

Dear travellers: to keep you safe, airlines have made some changes to flying. ✈️ #FlyWithConfidence

oneworld Alliance SkyTeam Star Alliance

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How public health laws like the mask mandate work -- and how they could help businesses

cleveland.com Public health order like the mask order in Cuyahoga and other counties with concerning coronavirus spread are usually meant to educate the public about keeping themselves safe, not penalizing them for breaking the rule.

Travelers who are healthy and looking for a taste of Europe but are disappointed by the European Union travel ban barring U.S. travelers entry can take comfort in knowing that there are still destinations that they can travel to.

Croatia is one of a few European nations that still allows Americans to visit during the coronavirus pandemic and was on the New York Times list of places that U.S. travelers can still visit.

There are a few stipulations: Travelers must show proof of paid accommodation and fill in an online form (https://entercroatia.mup.hr/) with details of your trip. Total Croatia News has reported that travelers have had success booking flights through Amsterdam, Paris, Munich and Copenhagen.

Guidelines within the country require visitors to wear face masks, social distance by staying six feet apart and make contact with as few people as possible while visiting.

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The Slovenian Union of America I ♥ Slovenia Tour - 11-day Special Interest Slovenian Tour

Dreaming of travel? So are we, and we have some wonderful tours planned for 2021. Slovenian Union of America still has just a few spots available on their tour in May 2021 - check out all the fantastic places they are going to visit, and give us a call to book!

https://www.kollander.com/package/zarja-fest-2021/

kollander.com An opportunity of a lifetime to experience Slovenia! Let's explore together this beautiful country we call home.

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

What is air quality like on board a plane? Better than most people think.

See how air is filtered on a modern aircraft with HEPA filters. 👇✈️🍃

New homeland security guidelines for Americans returning to the U.S. from some countries-

National Geographic Travel

Wouldn't you rather be in Slovenia?
Call us - we can make it happen

From the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea, there's no shortage of adventure to be found in this spectacular country shaped by water.

[03/05/20]   Should I Stay or Should I Go ?
We empathize with travelers who are truly torn about what to do about upcoming trips. Many of us at Kollander are in a similar boat as we look at the travel plans ahead of us. As we do not have any respiratory health issues, we will go.

Here is what we can recommend. Do your research on the
destination. Look at WHO (World Health Organization), and
the CDC for facts. Don't believe every post or article you see.

Ultimately, it's an extremely personal decision and travelers have to do whatever feels right for them. Kollander will do all possible to assist our clients, and their best interests. Please contact us for specific details on your options and concerns

If only humans would behave like dogs. ...💕

Judy, a purebred pointer, was the mascot of several ships in the Pacific, and was captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp. There she met Aircraftsman Frank Williams, who shared his small portion of rice with her.

Judy raised morale in the POW camp, and also barked when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers approached the prisoners. When the prisoners were shipped back to Singapore, she was smuggled out in a rice sack, never whimpering or betraying her presence to the guards.

The next day, that ship was torpedoed. Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole in an attempt to save her life, even though there was a 15-foot drop to the sea. He made his own escape from the ship, but was then recaptured and sent to a new POW camp.

He didn't know if Judy had survived, but soon he began hearing stories about a dog helping drowning men reach pieces of debris after the shipwreck. And when Williams arrived at the new camp, he said: "I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I walked through the gate, a scraggly dog hit me square between the shoulders and knocked me over. I’d never been so glad to see the old girl!"

They spent a year together at that camp in Sumatra. "Judy saved my life in so many ways," said Williams. "But the greatest of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look into those weary, bloodshot eyes and ask myself: 'What would happen to her if I died?' I had to keep going."

Once hostilities ceased, Judy was then smuggled aboard a troopship heading back to Liverpool. In England, she was awarded the Dickin Medal (the "Victoria Cross" for animals) in May 1946. Her citation reads: "For magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners, and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness".

At the same time, Frank Williams was awarded the PDSA's White Cross of St. Giles for his devotion to Judy. Frank and Judy spent a year after the war visiting the relatives of English POWs who had not survived, and Frank said that Judy "always provided a comforting presence to the families."

When Judy finally died at the age of 13, Frank spent two months building a granite and marble memorial in her memory, which included a plaque describing her life story.

Kurents were visited by their "cousins" - the Krampus! They are still as scary as they were when I was a child... but they are also great dancers, don't you think?

Kurents did a great job of chasing the winter away!!

Cleveland Kurentovanje 20202

So we were honored to participate at the @Kurentovanje event, held at the beautiful Slovenian National Home on St. Clair avenue in Cleveland. A great time, and if you missed it this year, do not make the same mistake next year!

[02/25/20]   "For four decades I've been thankful for the services of my travel advisor. And to this day, for my international travels, I rely on the services of my trusty travel advisor."
- Rick Steves

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Dine & Dance Across Slovenia with Joe Valencic

A very special tour for anybody who loves polka - with Cleveland's Joe Valencic, host of “The Sounds of Slovenia” on WINT Radio & 247PolkaHeaven.com

https://www.kollander.com/package/dine-dance-across-slovenia-with-joe-valencic/

kollander.com Joe Valencic is the host of “The Sounds of Slovenia” on WINT Radio & 247PolkaHeaven.com

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Cleveland Kurentovanje

Gearing up for the next big Slovenian event in Cleveland - Kurentovanje! Come see your Kollander World Travel agents on Saturday, 2/22!

https://www.clevelandkurentovanje.com/?fbclid=IwAR2kIdeXfBNZYD23YaQ7a530Og-mVG7cnmEEkUdHdnolqxwNVqoWqc_MDms

clevelandkurentovanje.com Cleveland’s Slovenian Mardi Gras Festival

Comedian Harrison Greenbaum Explains REAL ID in 60 Seconds

Real ID is coming - and Slovenia made it into this video explaining Real ID... Joking aside - if you are planning to fly anywhere, REAL ID will be a requirement after October 1, 2020, so please make sure your ID is compliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LUa6ZBof4&feature=youtu.be

Did you know that beginning on October 1, 2020, travelers must possess a REAL ID compliant travel document for all commercial domestic air travel? Find more ...

Plan your trip to beautiful Slovenia with Kollander

Lake Bohinj in Slovenia is a real life winter wonderland!
#ustoa #traveltoger #travelmotivation #travelinspiration #feelslovenia #52Places
Photo:
Feel Slovenia


https://nytimes.com/interactive/2020/travel/places-to-visit.html

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Home Tour 2021 - Vienna, Slovenia, Venice with LynnMarie & Eddie

It is never too early to plan the next adventure! This trip HOME with LynnMarie and E3 will take you to Austria, Slovenia, and Italy from MAY 28, 2021 - JUN 07, 2021. Check the itinerary for all the details - you can even download the pfd flyer there.

https://www.kollander.com/package/home-tour-2021/

kollander.com We welcome you to join LynnMarie & Eddie on this incredible journey through Austria & Slovenia!

dhs.gov

REAL ID

REAL ID required October 1, 2020
Beginning October 1, 2020, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require passengers 18 years or older to present a REAL ID-compliant U.S. driver’s license, state-issued ID, or other acceptable form of ID to fly within the U.S.

Requirements to get a REAL ID vary by state. Visit dhs.gov/real-id for complete information. We've heard wait times can be lengthy at some state offices, so we encourage travelers who plan to use a U.S. driver's license or state-issued ID to get a REAL ID soon.

dhs.gov The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards.

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Obituary for August Kollander at Blessing-Hine Funeral Home

A beautiful tribute to an exceptional man RIP

blessingfuneralhome.com August Kollander, age 94, died Monday, December 30, 2019. Born April 4, 1925, on an island off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, he was the youngest of nine children to Ivan and Petra. August completed three years of medical school in Zagreb, however when offered a position in his Uncles

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Outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations in Slovenian towns and cities

While it might be a bit late to go this year - and then, maybe not... - just take a look at the magic of Slovenia in the winter... a great place to spend your winter holidays!

https://www.slovenia.info/en/stories/slovenia-leaps-into-the-new-year?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sto_objava&fbclid=IwAR3Wgl_lmM8NTA0ZGdf4fi9Ax2WlaGOz1PZX8CtMhQxkfDwwNM6qravFEho

slovenia.info Come experience the wonderful atmosphere of the countdown to the New Year in Slovenia! Outdoor New Year’s celebrations in towns, by the seaside, in the mountains.

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The Living Nativity in Postojna Cave

Just one of many winter wonders in Slovenia - the Living Nativity, staged in Postojna Cave. December is a wonderful time to visit Europe, see the Christmas markets, illuminated old towns, nativity scenes, and possibly indulge in some mulled wine. We can make it happen for you next year!

https://www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/postojna-cave/the-living-nativity-scenes-in-postojna-cave/

postojnska-jama.eu Don't miss the traditional Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave between 25 and 30 December.

[12/11/19]   Our travel agency is searching for a friendly and professional full time travel agent to join our team.
As our travel advisor, you should be passionate about seeing the world and helping others do the same.
This role involves suggesting destinations, making basic and complex travel arrangements with preferred vendors , maintaining client files, and selling
airline tickets.

In this position, your ultimate goal will be to keep the our clients satisfied and loyal for future sales, and achieving profitability for the agency.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with in-depth knowledge of domestic and international destinations.
To succeed in this role, you should also possess outstanding sales skills.

Responsibilities:
Plan details for travel including air, cruises, tours, car and accommodations.
Work with clients to determine their travel needs
Guide clients on the appropriate styles of transportation, travel dates, costs, etc
Collect and process payments
Resolve travel issues, complaints, and refunds
Meet sales targets and profit goals
Maintain client information and financial records

Requirements:
A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role
In-depth knowledge of domestic and foreign travel destinations and agency procedures

please contact [email protected]

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Oktoberfest at Sea - 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise

Like polka? Like to travel? How about combining both of your passions - and we have just the cruise for you! Come join Ohio’s Frank Moravcik, Linda Hochevar, Phil Yan & Friends, and Pennsylvania’s Johnny Koenig as they host you for seven days and nights aboard the Norwegian Escape.

More details at http://www.kollander.com/package/oktoberfest-at-sea/

kollander.com Celebrate Oktoberfest at Sea with us! Cruise the western Caribbean with Ohio's Frank Moravcik, Linda Hochevar, Phil Yan & Friends, and Pennsylvania's Johnny Koenig as the four of us host you for seven days and nights aboard the Norwegian Escape

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Thanksgiving Polka Weekend

We are looking forward to seeing all of our friends at the upcoming Thanksgiving Polka Weekend downtown Cleveland - please stop by and say hi!
November 28, 29 and 30 at the Marriott Hotel, Downtown Cleveland, OH
http://www.clevelandstyle.com/thanksgiving~weekend~news.html

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The Slovenian Union of America I ♥ Slovenia Tour - 11-day Special Interest Slovenian Tour

Another amazing opportunity to explore beautiful Slovenia, this one with The Slovenian Union of America - I ♥ Slovenia Tour
Here’s your chance to experience Slovenia with this custom-designed tour. Each destination was researched & chosen for its historical characteristics, captivating architecture, or the perfect ambiance.
http://www.kollander.com/package/zarja-fest-2020/
Call or email us for more information, or to book the tour!

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Genealogy Journey 2020 - Tour Hosted by Slovenian Genealogy Society International

Would you like to explore your Slovenian roots, and learn more about your family history? We have just the tour for you! Hosted by the experts, The Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., this amazing tour will enable you to discover the beauty of the land, as well as to do research at the local archives.

http://www.kollander.com/package/genealogy-journey-2020/

Call or email us for more information, or to book the tour.

kollander.com We welcome you to join us on this incredible journey of touring Slovenia, researching records, and traveling to your family’s village/town!

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