Travel Protection Plans

Protect your travel plans because the unexpected can happen. Vacation Express strongly recommends the purchase of travel protection. It is best to purchase one of our travel protection plans when your reservation is made. In order to do so, you must submit premium payment for the Vacation Express Passenger Protection Plan (PPP), Passenger Protection Plan Plus (PPP+) or Travel Insurance Plan (TIP) with your deposit/payment. The plan goes into effect the date your payment is received by Vacation Express and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note, reservations that include Reduced Deposit Plan (RDP) are not eligible for Passenger Protection Plan (PPP) or Passenger Protection Plan Plus (PPP+), only Travel Insurance Plan (TIP).

To cancel a booking with PPP or PPP+, please call the Vacation Express PPP hotline at 800.486.9777 prior to trip departure time. If calling outside of business hours please dial ext 3167 leave your name, the booking number and a concise cancellation message. If your package includes scheduled airline tickets, you must ALSO cancel with the airline directly. Scheduled air tickets must be canceled at least one hour prior to departure, with the airlines, or you will lose the air cost of the booking.

Listed below, please find a summary outline of the Passenger Protection Plan (PPP), Passenger Protection Plan Plus (PPP+) and Travel Insurance Plan (TIP) and the protection you are purchasing with each. For more details on these plans, please see the link at the bottom of this page.

If you are a travel agent and would like more information about how your commission is protected please email sales@vacationexpress.com.

OPTION 1: PASSENGER PROTECTION PLAN (PPP):

For Land Only packages: From $29.00 per passenger (adult or child)
For Air/Land packages: $59.00 per adult and $29 per child (age 2-12)

Part A: Provided by Vacation Express

All cancellations on the PPP Plan (or PPP + Plan) must be received by Vacation Express a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time. When you purchase the Vacation Express PPP, all applicable cancellation charges (not change fees) as per your Terms and Conditions contract will be refunded in the form of Vacation Express travel certificates (PPP Voucher) as follows: 1. Charter air packages and Land Only packages will receive the cost of the package, less the PPP fee on a PPP voucher, which must be redeemed within one year from the original departure date. 2. Scheduled-Air packages will receive a PPP voucher for the cost of the land portion less the PPP fee. Clients will receive the airline ticket numbers (or paper tickets) and be advised of the ticket cost. Clients can use the cost of the airline ticket, less the airline change fee (usually $150 to $250 per ticket) to purchase a new ticket to: a) the same Vacation Express destination on same carrier, b) a different Vacation Express destination on same carrier, or c) any destination that the issuing carrier flies. If clients take option "c" they must contact the issuing airline direct for reservations. VERY IMPORTANT – Scheduled-Air tickets must be used by one year from original purchase date. Any increases in the air or hotel price of rebooked vacations are the responsibility of the traveler. Travel certificates are issued in the original names of the passengers on the booking at the time of cancellation. The certificates are non-transferable and name changes will not be accepted. PPP can be repurchased when rebooking clients' vacation with the original PPP voucher. Please note that the newly purchased PPP will only offer full protection for cancellation until the original date of departure. Under no circumstances does the PPP allow for a full or partial cash refund, nor is it extendible. Please note that the PPP provides limited post departure coverage as listed below.

Part B: Post Departure Coverage

Part B travel protection coverages are underwritten by U.S. Fire Insurance Company and are provided in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such other benefits have been paid. Benefits included are Trip Interruption, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (Air Flight Only), Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance, Missed Connection, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Affects and Baggage Delay.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

* Vouchers are issued in the original names of the passengers on the booking at the time of cancellation.
* The certificates are non-transferable and name changes will not be accepted.
* Clients have one year from original date of travel to use the voucher toward another package to any Vacation Express destination.

For more details on these plans please click www.tripmate.com/wp365D.

OPTION 2: PASSENGER PROTECTION PLAN PLUS (PPP+):

For Land Only packages: From $59.00 per adult and $49.00 per child (age 2-12)
For Air/Land packages: $89.00 per adult and $49.00 per child (age 2-12)

Part A: Provided by Vacation Express

All cancellations on the PPP Plan (or PPP + Plan) must be received by Vacation Express a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time. When you purchase the Vacation Express PPP+, all applicable cancellation charges (not change fees) as per your Terms and Conditions contract will be refunded (in the original form of payment) as follows: 1. Charter air packages and Land Only packages will receive the cost of the package, less PPP+ fee. 2. Scheduled-Air packages will receive cash back for the cost of the land portion less the PPP+ fee. Clients will receive the airline ticket numbers (or paper tickets) and be advised of the ticket cost. Clients can use the cost of the airline ticket, less the airline change fee (usually $150 to $250 per ticket) to purchase a new ticket to: a) the same Vacation Express destination on same carrier, b) a different Vacation Express destination on same carrier, or c) any destination that the issuing carrier flies. If clients take option "c" they must contact the issuing airline direct for reservations. VERY IMPORTANT - Published air tickets must be used by one year from original purchase date. Any increases in the air or hotel price of rebooked vacations are the responsibility of the traveler. PPP+ is not offered for Groups

Part B: Post Departure Coverage

Part B travel protection coverages are underwritten by U.S. Fire Insurance Company and are provided in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such other benefits have been paid. Benefits included are Trip Interruption, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (Air Flight Only), Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance, Missed Connection, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Affects and Baggage Delay.


For more details on these plans please click www.tripmate.com/wp365D.

OPTION 3: TRAVEL INSURANCE PLAN (TIP):

For Air/Land packages: $119.00 per adult and $89.00 per child (age 2-12)

The TIP is underwritten by U.S. Fire Insurance Company and the travel protection coverages are in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such other benefits have been paid. Below is a brief description of the benefits included within the TIP. For full details please click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Trip Cancellation:

TIP allows you to cancel for any uncovered reason and receive a refund (in original form of payment) equal to 75% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less TIP fee, provided that you cancel your trip 48 hours or more before your scheduled trip departure time and that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.

TIP allows you to cancel for any covered reason and receive a refund (in original form of payment) equal to 100% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less the TIP fee, provided that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.

Please note: This policy may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your trip.

For more details on these plans please click www.tripmate.com/wp365D.

24-Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance:

Provides access to Travel Emergency Hotline and assistance services provided by One Call Worldwide Travel Services Network.

Please Note: This advertisement does not constitute or form any part of the Description of Coverage or any other contract of any kind. This plan is underwritten by: United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ. Please Note: Plan benefits, limits, and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details online, go to: www.tripmate.com/wp365D. Benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc.*, 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114, 1.800.888.7292 (*in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency).

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