WorldQuest Tours Selects as Travel Insurance Partner

Innovative Insurance Provider Chosen for "Clear Advantages" It Offers over Competing Services

Jul 16, 2013, 05:01 ET from

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. and LOS GATOS, Calif., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldQuest Tours, which conducts extended, small-group, around-the-world tours, today announced that it has selected online travel insurance comparison site as the preferred provider for its globetrotting clients. After evaluating numerous travel insurance options, WorldQuest Tours chose for the wide selection of plans, comprehensive service and support resources, and significant cost savings it offers.


Reflecting a growing trend among travel providers to assure that clients have optimal peace of mind while on vacation, WorldQuest Tours—whose trips run 66 days and start at about $36,000—requires that its clients obtain coverage for medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation. In addition, the company strongly recommends coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost luggage, and other potential travel risks.

A challenge for WorldQuest Tours, however, was finding a travel insurance partner that could provide comprehensive but still cost-effective coverage for trips as long and in the price range it offers. "Very few insurers really do this," said Douglas Friedman, WorldQuest Tours' founder. "Usually, the costs are quite high, and, for trips that include an African safari or other activities labeled 'adventure,' the costs can be exorbitant. is a wonderful exception that offers clear advantages over comparable competing plans. Foremost among these is cost savings: with, people can typically save 40% or more when they buy similar or better coverage. For extended trips across multiple continents such as the ones we offer, this can mean a major savings for clients."

"We're thrilled that WorldQuest Tours has chosen our company as its preferred travel insurance provider," added Dan Skilken, CEO of "WorldQuest Tours is a top-notch travel service with a passion to provide the highest quality vacation experience to its clients. It's a pleasure to be associated with this organization. It's also great to know that WorldQuest Tours shares our commitment to assuring that all its clients travel with confidence—confident knowing that they have the highest quality insurance for their trip and that they have purchased it for the best possible price."

To assure that the insurance purchase process is both transparent and hassle free for WorldQuest Tours clients, has created a customized web portal on the WorldQuest Tours site that provides instant quotes with a single click. This makes it easier for clients both to understand the full cost of their tour and to purchase coverage when (or soon after) they reserve their seats. This is particularly important for insurance plans that come with pre-existing conditions waivers and cancel-for-any-reason coverage.


Founded in 2010 and licensed to sell insurance in all 50 states, is an innovative online resource for consumers to compare travel insurance options from five leading insurance carriers, select the policies best for them, and purchase direct instead of through middlemen—saving up to 40% or more over comparable plans. With industry leading customer support and a range of 24/7 travel services included with every policy it offers, the company's staff is committed to: 1) making the insurance purchase process simple and easy to understand; and 2) providing value through more affordable policies so that consumers can select, buy, and travel with the utmost confidence and security.

About WorldQuest Tours

Based in Woodland Hills, CA, WorldQuest Tours arranges 66-day around-the-world tours that visit Oceania, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Promising travelers memorable sites and many local experiences, the WorldQuest team meticulously develops each itinerary, reviews flights, and covers every detail from laying out the process for obtaining visas to making sure that laundry arrangements can be made. Tours are limited to 14 seats, and seats are available starting at $35,875. Reservations for upcoming trips go on sale August 6, 2013, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. For more information, visit the company website or call (888) 958-1915.