At Ker & Downey, we pride ourselves in equipping our traveled clients the best travel services available today to ensure every journey is seamless and worry-free. In our continued efforts to further enhance these services, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Global Rescue, the world’s leading membership organization providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk, and crisis management services.
For all bookings confirmed from May 1, 2019, Ker & Downey is providing Medical Transport Services and Security Evacuation Services via Global Rescue. This valuable enhancement is included as a standard service on every customized Ker & Downey journey, because your peace of mind and safety while traveling is important to us.
What is included?
Medical Transport Services provide worldwide field rescue and transportation to the nearest appropriate hospital for any serious medical emergency. This service will even include medical evacuation to the traveler’s home country when further care is required.
Security Evacuation Services will evacuate travelers in situations ranging from (but not limited to) natural disasters, terror attacks, and unrest.
Ker & Downey travelers will also have access to the Global Rescue GRID app. This free app provides customized travel alerts specific to your trip, as well as GPS tracking and communication.
Does Global Rescue replace travel insurance?
No, these services are completely separate. Travelers are still strongly encouraged to purchase travel and health insurance for each trip, offered through our partnership with Allianz. Services like cancellation coverage or reimbursements are not part of the Global Rescue inclusions.
Can I extend my coverage?
Yes! Our travelers do have the option to take advantage of their Global Rescue coverage beyond their travels with Ker & Downey. Coverage extensions offered through Global Rescue will be at an additional cost, starting at $119. Travelers who have confirmed their Ker & Downey trip prior to May 1, 2019, may also enhance their trip with this coverage. Click here to learn more about your options.
We understand our responsibility in implementing the highest safety standards for our traveled clients and employees. Overall, this Global Rescue membership allows Ker & Downey to provide an even higher level of service to our guests, ensuring our travel team and worldwide partners are available to assist travelers at every turn.
Your Ker & Downey designer is happy to answer any other questions you may have about this service. Contact us to start planning your own customized journey.