Standard Travel Protection Plan

Discovery Expeditions recognizes the importance of travel protection and purchases a Standard Travel Protection Plan on behalf of all participants from the U.S. and Canada traveling by air. This individual travel insurance includes pre-trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical and accident coverage, medical evacuation, and baggage loss and delay. Groups traveling exclusively by ground transportation may also opt to purchase the Standard Travel Protection Plan.

In addition to our Standard Travel Protection Plan, we offer the additional coverage option CFAR “Cancel For Any Reason” that includes the standard features and may enable participants to cancel their tour for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure date and receive a 75% refund of the cancellation penalty imposed. (Note, the CFAR option is not currently available for residents of New York)

The insurance benefits are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ. Non-insurance related services are provided by One Call 24 Hour Assistance Services and Global Xpi and are not underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company. Benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA & UT, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency) 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114, 1-800-888-7292.

To learn more about the specifics of how each traveler may be protected, follow this link: Travel Protection Plan

If you have additional questions, you may contact us via phone at 917-608-4177 or email our Director of Finance, Kara Williams, at kwilliams@academicexpeditions.com to learn more.