Richmond, VA, October 18, 2022 - took home 27 trophies, the most wins of any company, at Travel Weekly’s 2022 Magellan Awards. The travel insurance and assistance company was awarded 18 gold and nine silver trophies, recognizing the company’s innovative digital marketing campaigns, training programs, consumer website, AgentMax® travel agent booking platform, and Allianz FusionSM CORE optimization platform. The Magellan Awards are a program of Travel Weekly, the travel industry’s most prestigious trade publication. In total, Allianz Partners has won 70 Magellan Awards, including, 41 gold trophies over the last 11 years.
The Allianz Travel Insurance website () earned three Magellan awards this year, taking home two gold statues in the Individual Travel Advisor - Marketing-Website and Travel Advisor Organizations - Overall-Travel Insurance categories, and one silver in the Individual Travel Advisor - Overall-Travel Insurance category. Allianz’s website provides an easy, accessible online resource designed to find, compare, and buy a travel insurance plan, file a claim, and contact customer service, while also offering a range of features and travel resources to keep travelers up to date.
Continuing its winning streak, Allianz also was awarded two gold trophies in the Individual Travel Advisor - Marketing-Client Newsletter (Web or Print), Travel Advisor Organizations - Overall-Travel Insurance category and one silver award in the Travel Advisor Organizations - Marketing-Client Newsletter (Web or Print) category for its AgentSmart® travel advisor newsletter. The newsletter provides travel agents with important information on the company’s products and services.
Allianz’s digital marketing, print campaigns, and promotional videos won a total of nine gold awards in categories including Individual Travel Advisor - Marketing-Web Marketing/Advertising, Individual Travel Advisor - Overall-Travel Insurance, Travel Advisor Organizations - Marketing-Web Marketing/Advertising and Individual Travel Advisor - Overall-Travel Insurance. Additional wins included two silver awards for their print campaign and one silver award for their promotional video in the Travel Advisor Organizations - Overall-Travel Insurance category.
An additional three gold trophies and one silver trophy was awarded for the Allianz Partners Training Program, while the Fusion CORE quote optimization platform won its first award, a silver trophy, and AgentMax Online, the company’s popular travel advisor booking platform, won two gold and two silver awards, for a total of 27 awards.
“Each year, we are grateful for the continued support of our customers, partners and the valued travel professionals who continue to choose Allianz travel insurance products,” said Begench Atayev, Chief Product Management & Innovation Officer at Allianz Partners USA. “We are beyond proud of this year’s achievement and setting a record for most trophies won in a single year is a true testament to the hard work and dedication that our team embraces every day as we strive to continue providing the coverage travelers need wherever they may travel.”
The Magellan Awards honor outstanding design, marketing, and services in a broad range of industry segments including Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.
“Each year’s Magellan entries are an impressive display of innovation and creativity in the industry, and this year’s were particularly special. It’s a testament to the incredible work done over the last year, and a collective desire to not only meet today’s consumer expectations, but exceed them,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “We salute all those who entered and all those who won.”
The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.