Apple Leisure Group Vacations (ALG Vacations) is introducing Travel Protection Plus, a new plan which provides Commission Protection along with a number of ancillary benefits, such as a Hurricane Travel Credit or a Price Guarantee feature. The plan will be available across all of the ALG Vacations brands, including Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions, Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours and United Vacations.
Underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Travel Protection Plus provides comprehensive travel insurance coverage for qualifying claims for Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, loss of Baggage/Personal Property, Baggage Delay, Emergency Evacuation, Medical Expense and Travel Accident.
The plan also offers an array of pre-departure penalty waiver components designed to assist travel advisor partners and eliminate clients’ booking hesitation, ALG Vacations said. These include a Cancel for Any Reason non-insurance waiver, allowing customers to cancel prior to departure and receive a full refund, and a Low Deposit benefit with a reduced deposit requirement.
Additionally, No Supplier Revision Fees means clients will not be charged additional supplier fees on any initial changes to the reservation. If hotel prices drop after booking, Travel Protection Plus offers a Price Guarantee that will adjust the reservation to match.
Furthermore, Travel Protection Plus includes a Hurricane Travel Credit that provides a refund for unused or interrupted vacation nights in the event a category one or higher storm disrupts the client’s vacation for more than 24 hours.
Travel Protection Plus includes Commission Protection up to $100 per room on reservations including scheduled air, Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights and land-only packages.
Pricing tiers for all destinations are calculated on a per passenger basis starting at $79.99 per adult with children 12 and under at half the adult price. Premiums max out at $169.99 per adult for packages valued above $3,000 per passenger.