Allianz Partners Sweeps Both Travel Insurance Categories at the TravelAge West “Wave” Awards

Richmond, Virginia, June 20, 2024 – Travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Partners USA took home wins in both travel insurance categories at the 2024 TravelAge West WAVE (Western Advisors’ Votes of Excellence) Awards, including Travel Insurance Company Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support and Travel Insurance Company Providing the Highest Client Satisfaction. This is the eighth consecutive year that Allianz Partners has been named a top travel insurance provider in the prestigious WAVE Awards.

Now in its 19th year, the TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards gave 6,400 travel advisors and readers of TravelAge West the chance to vote on the best-of-the-best from a list of Editor’s Picks recipients chosen by Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits and a survey of a select group of travel advisors and industry experts.

“By any measure, travel is booming,” said Shapiro. “The WAVE Awards give travel advisors the opportunity to recognize the great travel companies that go above and beyond to make sure their customers have an amazing experience as they see the world. It’s this partnership — between advisors and suppliers — that makes bucket-list travel experiences possible for so many.”

During a black-tie dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey on June 13, winners were honored for their achievements and TravelAge West will feature a special WAVE Awards section in the July 15 issue, highlighting award winners.

“We are thrilled to continue our winning streak at the TravelAge West WAVE Awards and are incredibly thankful to everyone who helped us achieve this milestone,” said Richard Aquino, Vice President, Head of Sales at Allianz Partners USA. “It is so meaningful to us to once again be recognized in both client satisfaction and travel advisor support, and it’s a true testament to how deeply we care about serving the needs of our traveling customers.”

For a full list of this year’s WAVE Award recipients, visit:

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About Allianz Partners
In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.

For Allianz Partners USA products offered and sold in the U.S.: Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Availability of coverage, including the epidemic-related benefits and covered reasons described here, varies by product and by state. Products may not include all benefits or covered reasons described here. All benefits are subject to maximum limits of liability, which may in some cases be subject to sublimits and daily maximums. Benefits and limits vary by plan. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. A+ (Superior) and A (Excellent) are the 2nd and 3rd highest, respectively, of A.M. Best’s 13 Financial Strength Ratings. Except as otherwise specified, AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. Allianz Global Assistance is a mark of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance.