UBS is delighted you will be joining the 2018 Philanthropy Insights Trip to India. Below you will find important information that will be useful for registering for the delegation and planning your trip to India.
The registration & payment deadline is July 17th, 2018. UBS will accept registrations after July 17th if space permits. Please complete the following Guest Profile Form at your earliest convenience (Click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent Elevate Destinations is happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Naomi (email@example.com
Arrive Udaipur Airport (UDR)* no later than 4:00pm on September 23rd**, 2018
Leave Mumbai Airport (BOM) anytime on September 27th, 2018
*Travelers will need to transfer through either Mumbai or Delhi en route to Udaipur. We will provide VIP arrival service in whichever city you arrive first in order to assist at Immigration. Please share your flight details once booked so we can arrange this VIP service.
**While the program begins on September 23rd, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier and we’d be happy to assist with pre-trip arrangements.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers to India should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport to enter the country.
All UK citizens will require a visa to travel to India. We recommend applying for the tourist visa. Most travelers should qualify to apply for the e-Tourist Visa.
For the e-Tourist Visa (visa-on-arrival): We recommend applying for this visa no earlier than August 27th, 2018 and no later than September 7th, 2018.
For the regular Tourist visa: You may apply for your visa directly through your local Indian embassy or consulate, or through a visa processing company. Visa HQ in London can assist with visa processing for those based in the UK. Please visit their website (https://elevate.businessvisahq.com/) or contact them for more information (Tel: +0207 1486117; E-mail: email@example.com.) We recommend applying for this visa no later than August 12th, 2018.
*Please let us know if you have traveled to India in the last 6 months to India, or plan to travel again in the following 6 months after your program. Your frequency of travel to India will affect the type of visa you will want to apply for.
*Please also let us know if the following items apply to you as it may affect your visa application process:
-You or your spouse works in journalism.
-You or your immediate family are of Pakistani descent.
Please be sure check the CDC Website for India for updated information about vaccinations and health concerns, and check with your medical provider or travel clinic about your individual requirements.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, *Yellow Fever, and to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent Malaria.
*There is no risk of yellow fever in India. The government of India requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.
Note: Zika virus is a risk in India. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to India. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip.
The UBS Optimus Foundation Insight Trip ends on September 27th. If you would like to extend your trip, Elevate is pleased to offer the following options before or after the main program. Elevate supports UBS Optimus Foundation’s great work by donating 5% of the cost of extension bookings back to them:
- Pre-trip Udaipur touring options
- Post-trip Mumbai touring options
- Customized extension trip – Please inquire with Elevate Destinations for more information.
There are very limited rooms available before the UBS trip begins. If you would like to reserve a room a day or two the program begins please let Elevate Destinations know as soon as possible.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Donor Travel Team: