Richmond, VA, October 16, 2023 - took home 14 trophies, the most of any travel insurance provider, at Travel Weekly’s 2023 Magellan Awards. The travel insurance and assistance company was awarded 10 gold and four silver trophies, recognizing the company’s innovative digital marketing campaigns, training programs, consumer website and AgentMax® travel agent booking platform.
With a record number of entries submitted from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. In total, Allianz Partners has won 84 Magellan Awards, including 55 gold trophies over the last dozen years.
The Allianz Travel Insurance website () earned one gold Magellan award this year in the Online Travel Services Marketing-Website 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 Partners’ digital marketing efforts, including newsletters, print advertisements and promotional videos, won a total of five gold and three silver in the Overall-Travel Insurance and Travel Advisor Organizations - Overall-Travel Insurance categories.
An additional two gold trophies were awarded for the Allianz Partners Training Program, while the company’s AgentMax® Online Digital Brochure Portal, the company’s popular travel advisor booking platform, was awarded two gold and one silver.
“The past few years have been a rollercoaster for the travel industry, and we’re grateful that despite the ups and downs, what hasn’t wavered is the continued support from our partners and travel professionals who recommend Allianz products to their customers,” said Begench Atayev, chief product management & innovation officer at Allianz Partners USA. “We’re incredibly proud of the record-breaking recognition our team receives on a yearly basis thanks to their hard work and dedication to providing coverage through the absolute best travel experience possible for our customers.”
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.
“Now that travel has come roaring back, it’s clear that those who provide travelers with vacation opportunities were inspired as never before,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “We had a record-breaking number of entries this year, and the creativity and innovative approaches really wowed the judges. The entrants’ collective desire to exceed consumers’ expectations was never more evident.”
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.