How do you arrive at the price for an Exposure Trip, what is included?

  • November 28, 2017
  • By: Evan MacAlpine

We work diligently to provide a world-class experience at the most reasonable price possible. We acknowledge that such a trip is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and for many, the cost may seem an impossible hurdle. The reality is safe international travel can be pricey. We’d like to explain why these trips are created, what accounts for the cost of Exposure Trips, and what is included in a trip to validate these expenses.

Exposure Trip costs include travel and in country costs, such as:

  • All airfare, fuel and surcharges for international flights booked under a group contract by Compassion (unless a trip is noted as Land Only)
  • All in-country hotel costs
  • All in-country transportation costs from buses to in-country flights to varying destinations within the country you are visiting
  • All in-country meals
  • All tips, fees and entrance/exit costs as well as fun day venue costs and visits to any tourist attractions
  • Travel Insurance

Most importantly, the trip cost includes all expenses associated with the child/sponsor visit. This includes transportation (bus, air, taxi, train, boat), translation services, meals, lodging, activity entrance fees, etc., for the child(ren), their Compassion centre representative and parent (when desired by the parent/child).

Exposure Trip coverage does not include:

  • Domestic ticket costs for you or your family to meet the group flying from our gateway city to our international location
  • Additional snacks, shopping, gifts for your child or souvenirs purchased in-country
  • Travel documents such as passports and visas
  • Immunizations
  • Excess baggage charges (especially if your bags exceed weight limits or number of pieces allowed)
  • Internet, phone calls or laundry services while traveling
  • Transportation from the airport if you choose to fly Land Only apart from the group airline contract
  • Fuel surcharges