Travel protection plans are an integral part of the offerings of many Caribbean resorts during this Covid era. The 7,000-acre Casa de Campo Resort & Spa on the Dominican Republic’s southeast coast is one such resort that offers a plan — with a few twists.
Casa de Campo has partnered with travel insurance company Trawick International, insurance broker Gowrie Group and AeroMD, a medical evacuation service, to design its recently launched Safe Travels Voyager protection plan.
The plan offers 100% cancellation coverage, primary on-island medical care, quarantine coverage, and air evacuation services for any medical reason, whether or not related to Covid-19.
Quarantine protection includes partially or fully covered additional nights.
The plan is designed to provide peace of mind for customers, according to Jason Kycek, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Casa de Campo.
“We are seeing a significant increase in the need for travel plans and travel medical care at all levels, and we advise all travelers to have a plan in place or purchase this type of coverage,” said Rick Bagnall, senior vice president of the Gowrie Group.
When booking a stay at Casa de Campo, guests have the option to add this protection plan to their reservation. Basic plans range from $142 to $240 per person in rooms and start from $890 in a five-bedroom villa, valid for the duration of the trip.
If a family is traveling together, plans can be customized to include all members or per person.
Trip cancellation is covered; primary medical coverage is $250,000; AeroMD evacuation is covered up to $1 million; pre-existing conditions are waived if the plan is purchased prior to final payment; and accidental death and dismemberment coverage is $25,000.
When a client books through a travel advisor, Casa’s reservations team sends the client’s personalized plan information to the advisor.
And with all that peace of mind in hand, guests can hit the famous Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course, one of five at the resort; aim for the clay pigeons at the shooting center; play polo on one of the three polo fields; horseback riding at the Equestrian Center; volleyball and service on the 13 tennis courts; relax at Mintas Beach Club; and visit Altos de Chavon, a village 300 feet above the Chavon River and modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean town.