Alternate Return Request Form
Any traveler, whether group leader, assistant or participant, who wishes to extend their stay at the end of an Encore program must complete this form and return it to Encore as soon as possible, and no later than 90 days before departure.
We will do our best to accommodate travelers who wish to return home at a later date than their group, but availability is based on airline group guidelines. Travelers may return from the city in which their program ends or they may choose to return from another major international city, however, their US departure and return cities must be the same.
All participants choosing an alternate return must book their own hotel accommodations throughout their extension as well as arrange for any ground transportation, additional in-country flights and airport transfers on the day of their return flight. Encore cannot provide any transportation from the group’s final departure city to the individual’s requested alternate return city. Note that all Encore Travel Protection coverage lapses after the basic program has ended. Flight information will be available approximately 30 days prior to departure.
After filling out this form, you will be billed a $200 Alternate Return Fee, plus any additional airline ticket costs. Each subsequent change will be $130. Please note that you will be billed a weekend surcharge of $40 (prior to May 16) or $50 (May 16 onwards) if your new return date falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Non-stop flights are not guaranteed and, while particular airlines and flight numbers can be requested, these cannot be guaranteed. No changes are allowed within 65 days of departure.