Ripcord reimburses for a canceled Patagonia trekking and climbing tour

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Tour operator says: If you have Ripcord, you’re in luck

The Andes of Patagonia

A Tennessee man and Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was preparing to leave on a flight to Argentina to go trekking and climbing in Patagonia. The itinerary traversed ice fields in the high Andes, with remarkable views of granite towers and cliff faces, and climbing two of the area’s tallest peaks. It was a small group, only four travelers, and promised close instruction from the guides.

Then, two months before departure, the rest of the group dropped out. The tour operator had to cancel the trip, telling him in an email that they would refund his tour cost, and that if he was a comprehensive travel insurance client with Ripcord, he was in luck: His policy would refund the cost of the airlines.

The client filed a claim for the non-refundable airline tickets, $2,428 in all, and Ripcord reimbursed him in full.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

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