Travel Resource Center
Booking your trip is just the beginning
At AAA we know that planning and preparation can be the difference between a dream vacation and a travel nightmare. Whether you book with one of our knowledgeable AAA Travel professionals or at AAA.com, the Travel Resource Center will provide you with all the information you need to make your next vacation go smoothly.
To have a AAA Travel professional help you plan your perfect vacation, call toll-free 1-888-870-9408 or stop by your local AAA office.
U.S. citizens are required to carry a valid U.S. Passport when leaving or entering the country including trips to Canada and Mexico. The passport should be valid at least six months beyond the return date of your trip.
While AAA does not process passport applications, we can provide you with the resources to make the process easier.
In addition to a valid U.S. Passport, some countries require visitors to have a visa. A visa is an endorsement on a passport which indicates that the traveler is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in the country.
AAA's preferred visa partner is Travisa. Visit their website to find out if a visa is required, print required forms, and pay for processing.
AAA members get exclusive rates by entering account code AAA00203539093R in the Global Service Order Form.
Stop by your local AAA office to shop for an assortment of luggage, travel accessories, guide books, and more at exclusive member savings.
- Anti-theft accessories
- Toiletry kits
- International maps and guidebooks
- and much more!
International Travel Guides: Information on every country in the world including entry and exit requirements, health and safety information, and more.
SMART Traveler Enrollment: Register your trip to allow the State Department to better assist you in an emergency abroad.
Passport Health: Seven convenient locations in Arizona to provide travel immunizations. Show your AAA card and save!
AAA Travel Money: Prepaid Visa Debit Card offers travelers a safe and convenient alternative to travelers checks and cash.
Foreign Currency: Order foreign currency and have it shipped to your door.
TSA Prohibited Items: Can I bring that on the flight? Find out here.
While we hope your trip goes exactly as planned, traveling abroad can present unique challenges. Here are some tips to make sure you're prepared in case something goes wrong:
- Sign your passport and fill out the emergency information page. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
- Leave copies of your itinerary and passport information page with someone you trust. This will help people reach you in case of emergency. It also expedites the process if you lose your passport while abroad.
- Check your insurance for overseas medical coverage. Your health insurance may not cover you outside of the U.S. If it doesn't, you may want to consider supplemental travel insurance such as Allianz Global Assistance.
- Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs. While in a foreign country you are subject to its laws. The U.S. State Department website has useful safety information about every country.
- Take precautions to avoid being the target of a crime. Don't wear conspicuous jewelry or carry large amounts of money. Visit the AAA Travel Store inside your local AAA office for theft-proof wallets and purses.
- Contact your credit and debit card companies. Call your bank and credit card companies to let them know where you'll be traveling. This will ensure they don't decline international charges. While you have them on the line, ask about foreign transaction fees and daily withdrawal limits.
- Check airline fees. In an attempt to remain profitable in the face of rising fuel costs, airlines are constantly changing service fees such as the checked baggage fee. Consult your airline's website for the most up-to-date information. In many cases you can save money by pre-paying these fees online.
Keep an Eye on Your Identity When Traveling
Don’t carry the burden of identity theft when you travel. Enroll in AAA’s newest benefit free to members, ProtectMyID®, and have peace of mind knowing your identity is being monitored. Free to all members who enroll, ProtectMyID Essential — a $79 value — provides daily credit monitoring, fraud resolution support, and lost wallet assistance. Or pay $8.95 a month to sign up for the Deluxe package for additional benefits.
Enroll online or call toll-free 1-877-440-6943
And as you head out of town on vacation, AAA and Experian provide the following tips to help you keep your identity safe while on the road.
Checks: Leave checkbooks and checks at home, in a locked safe. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recommends that you use cash, traveler’s checks, or credit cards for purchases.
Hotel Safes: Lock up all your valuables in room safes or hotel safes while you are out of your room. That includes laptops, jewelry, passports, and other documents that contain personal identifying information.
Vacation travelers: Remember to use a fanny pack or travel pouch, worn inside your shirt, to carry important documents or cash. This will lower your risk of falling victim to a thief waiting to ruin your vacation.
Dos and Don'ts of Digital Travel
Do set up your own Wi-Fi with a portable router & SIM card.
Don't be so social. Check-ins, photos, and tweets make it clear your home is vacant. Delay posts until you’re back.
Do choose credit over debit. Credit cards offer better fraud protection.
Don't get spoofed. Double check a site’s URL before you submit data to help avoid spoof sites.