Richmond, Virginia, June 13, 2023 – Travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Partners won both travel insurance accolades at the 2023 TravelAge West WAVE (Western Advisors’ Votes of Excellence) Awards. Taking home titles of Travel Insurance Company Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support and Travel Insurance Company Providing the Highest Client Satisfaction, this is the seventh consecutive year that Allianz Partners has been recognized as a top travel insurance provider by the prestigious award program.
TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards grants travel advisors in the West the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel-supplier partners from a list of Editor’s Pick award recipients. The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of industry advisors and online research. Now in its 18th year, a record-setting 6,500+ votes were cast to select the industry winners.
“With travel booming post-pandemic, the WAVE Awards have taken on an even greater significance,” Shapiro said. “Travel advisors want to acknowledge the great travel companies that go above and beyond to take such good care of their customers as they once again travel the world.”
During a black-tie dinner on June 8, more than 190 companies, individuals and destinations were recognized across 76 categories at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, Ca. TravelAge West will include the full WAVE Awards results in its July 10th issue.
“It’s truly an honor to again be lauded by the TravelAge West WAVE Awards both for our client satisfaction and travel advisor support, and this recognition underscores our commitment to delivering the best products and services for our customers and industry partners,” said Richard Aquino, vice president and head of sales at Allianz Partners USA. “The extension of our winning streak is humbling, and we are incredibly grateful for all those who continue to play a role in our success.”
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