Travel Protection Basics

By Caitlin Hornik

Everything you need to know about Great Value Vacations' Travel Protection Plans. Terms, conditions, exclusions, inclusions, addendums, endless pages of teeny tiny fine print...yikes. When it comes to understanding travel insurance, it can feel like you need a vacation from booking your vacation.

Take a deep breath and step away from the magnifying glass. We get it and we want to make it way easier for you to choose the plan that's right for you. Here's a rundown on GVV's trip protection.

About in-Destination Protection Plan

This In-destination coverage is designed to protect you while traveling on all featured travel packages if you have purchased Basic Economy flights
Claims for travel insurance related benefits (post departure benefits) should be made to Trip Mate Inc. 1-800-888-7292. or 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114 Plan #: F421P. Download a full description of the benefits for the Travel Protection Plan at Your plan also includes 24-Hour emergency assistance offered by Generali Global Assistance. T: 833-430-3653 (w/in the USA & Canada) or T: 954-308-3925 (collect from outside USA & Canada).
Additional plan details will be provided on your Itinerary and In-Destination Protection Plan Voucher upon purchase.

About the Travel Protection Plan

This option frees you from change fees or penalties and provides a Travel Credit for the full amount of your vacation, minus the cost of the premium plan, with the same one-year time limit.

Our Travel Protection Plan only requires 72 hours of notice to postpone. Additionally, you'll get 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance and concierge services, protection for baggage loss or damage, travel delay coverage, and medical assistance during your trip.

It's important to remember, the premium plan is NOT automatically included with your vacation. If this plan is right for you, you must purchase the Travel Protection Plan at the same time you book your original vacation.

About Travel Protection Plan 2

Our Premium Travel Protection Plan is going to cover your trip in most cases. Travel Protection Plan 2 has you covered if the vacation you chose has special considerations.

If your vacation is escorted, a group or golf package, or includes a cruise or rail travel, your travel protection will be provided by Trip Mate Inc. The coverage is designed to offer you a full cash refund (excluding the cost of insurance and cancellation fees) if you need to cancel for reasons including death, illness, injury, and a few others. You can find a full description of your coverage under Travel Protection Plan 2 on Trip Mate's website.

Travel Protection Plan 2 is NOT automatically included with your vacation and must be purchased within 48 hours of booking.

About the Flexible Change Plan

Where available, the Flexible Change Plan allows you to change your travel date for ANY reason (between 30 days and 14 days before planned departure). You will receive a Future Travel Credit for the entire amount you paid.

Please note that prepaid instant purchase airfares and group airfare are not eligible for the Flexible Change Plan and are subject to airline-imposed change or cancellation fees based on airline rules at the time that the change is requested. You must rebook using the original air carrier at least 30 days prior to your originally scheduled departure and complete travel at least 1 year from original booking date. Additional fees may apply. Future travel credit is non-transferable, non-refundable, and may not be redeemed for cash.

Protect your financial investment

The bottom line is that Great Value Vacations' travel protection options protect your bottom line. Adding coverage to your trip is not mandatory, but it is a really, REALLY good idea.

You've been waiting over a year to travel and the last thing you need is to lose your travel fund to another unforeseen event. Declining trip protection could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation.

When it comes to your long-awaited vacation, it pays to play it safe.

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