Academic Expeditions / Discovery Expeditions offers a company sponsored cancellation policy and affiliated refund policy directly determined by the number of days prior to trip departure that our finance office receives written notice of cancellation. Over 120 days we retain $100, 119-61 days we retain 25% of trip price, 60-31 days we retain 50% of trip price, and 30 days or less we retain 100% of trip price. This policy is found under our terms and conditions in your Registration and Group Travel Agreement.
Discovery Expeditions Purchase on Behalf of Protection Plan:
Our Travel Protection Plan can help protect Your travel investment, your belongings and you, from many unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip.
Discovery Expeditions recognizes the importance of travel protection and purchases the travel protection plan on for every participant on our tour packages. The plan includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Accident and Sickness Medical Expense, Medical Evacuation, Baggage Loss and Baggage Delay coverage. The plan, which Academic Expeditions purchases on your behalf includes CFAR “cancel for any reason” coverage. This enables participants to cancel their tour for any reason up to 2 days prior to departure and receive reimbursement in the amount of 75% of non-refundable payments or deposits paid for Academic Expeditions arrangements, less any refunds provided.
CFAR is not currently available for residents of New York.
The insurance benefits are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown and NJ. Non-insurance related services are provided by Generali Global Assistance 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, 1-833-297-2255.
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 +1 917.608.4177 or email our Director of Finance, Kara Williams, at email@example.com to learn more.