Author - Rick Campbell

Flying with a musical instrument.

Flying with Your Expensive Musical Instrument

Flying with Your Expensive Musical Instrument Commercial air travel presents special challenges for the musician who flies. Many instruments are larger than typical carry-on bags, and some are irregularly shaped. Certain instruments are fragile or valuable — or both. Here's some advice to help you have the best experience when flying with your expensive musical instrument. Selecting Flights Whenever possible, choose a nonstop flight, rather than a direct flight. If a non-stop is not available, pick a direct flight (has a stop...

The Importance of Being a Student & Youth Travel Association Member

SYTA (Student & Youth Travel Association) was founded in 1997 to protect travelers younger than 26 years of age. It is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student and youth travel, and it seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among all travel service providers that handle student and youth travel.  As a charter Student & Youth Travel Association member, Music Travel Consultants fully endorses and complies with SYTA's strict code of ethics. In addition, Music Travel meets SYTA's...
Cheryl Lockett
Cheryl Lockett

Tips from Music Travel Consultants Operations Team

Music Travel Consultants Operations Team's goal is to make successful trips. They constantly work with vendors, suppliers, and contractors to make sure they provide the same quality of management and services as we do to you. One of the key components to a successful trip is making sure you are communicating efficiently with your Music Travel Consultants Operations Team. The Operations Team is in many ways like a conductor: They take all the people, the places, the times, the...
Music Travel Consultants: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Health Tip: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, predominantly in the legs. Non-specific signs may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins. Pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening complication, is caused by the detachment (embolization) of a clot that travels to the lungs. Together, DVT and pulmonary embolism constitute a single disease process known as venous thromboembolism. Post-thrombotic syndrome, another complication, significantly contributes to the health-care...
Flying in the USA – Important Identification Update

Flying in the USA – Important Identification Update

In case you missed it in recent news, Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) now are making sure the traveling public complies with a 2005 law: the REAL ID Act. Simply stated, some state-issued driver’s licenses and photo I.D.’s are no longer sufficient identification for one to use when passing through Security Checks for flying within the USA’s domestic air carriage networks. A direct reaction to the 911 Commission’s report, the REAL ID Act specifies minimum security standards...
Music Travel Consultants: Travel Security

Music Travel Consultants: Travel Security

With Music Travel Consultants: Travel Security is important for travelers and they need to know that their safety and security is our uppermost concern. The recent, tragic terrorist attacks are a terrible reminder of the vulnerability of our societies at home and abroad. We grieve for and support those families directly affected. Knowing that no one can guarantee that an unforeseen event will not occur, Music Travel Consultants will energetically continue our efforts to keep all traveling with us safe...