RICHMOND, VA, MARCH 1, 2017 — Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance provider, is pleased to announce their membership in Tourism Cares, the charitable arm of the travel and tourism industry.
Tourism Cares brings the entire travel and tourism industry together to make a greater impact on issues that matter to the industry, such as investing in emerging tourism destinations or those in crisis, and supporting a strong workforce. Tourism Cares helps the industry make the most of its giving and volunteering, for the benefit of employees, destinations and the traveling public.
Tourism Cares membership complements corporate giving efforts, offering a range of services and benefits: powerful outcomes and the satisfaction that come from working together; employee engagement and volunteering; B2B recognition and visibility; storytelling and advocacy; peer sharing of best practices; disaster response programs, coordinating the industry when the needs are greatest; and even consulting and custom programs tailored for individual companies.
When the devastation of the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal struck, Tourism Cares urged the travel industry to fund immediate relief efforts – and to reserve some budget specifically for Nepal’s tourism industry and its long-term recovery. Tourism Cares and its partners raised more than $90,000 from more than 220 companies and individuals for recovery. Funds have been used to revitalize Nepal's tourism product and marketing, with targeted investments in projects that otherwise fall through the cracks.
“Partnering with Tourism Cares is a great way for us to give back to the unique destinations that host millions of travelers each year,” said Mike Nelson, CEO, Americas, at Allianz Worldwide Partners. “Among the many great programs that Tourism Cares manages, none is more important than the resources they provide destinations when disaster strikes, and we’re very proud to be part of that effort.”
“We are thrilled to have Allianz Global Assistance as part of our community,” notes Mike Rea, Tourism Cares CEO. “The stronger our membership, the greater our impact can be. It’s an honor to work with companies and employees so dedicated to giving back.”
About Tourism Cares
Tourism Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that preserves and enriches the travel experience for future generations. Tourism Cares channel the philanthropic passion and commitment of the travel industry to protect and restore valuable destinations we all care about—and support those destinations as engines for prosperity and pride in their communities. Domestic programs focus on industry-wide volunteer events, capacity building for the non-profit stewards of tourism sites, and scholarships and mentoring to support a talented workforce. Globally, Tourism Cares’ efforts include corporate social responsibility partnerships, strategic investments, and advocacy and education across the travel industry. For additional information or to contribute to Tourism Cares, visit www.tourismcares.org.
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to 25 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.
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