RICHMOND, VA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 — With over 1,000 professional travel advisors and suppliers present at the Washington Hilton, ASTA recognized Allianz Global Assistance as the 2018 Travel Insurance Partner of the Year. The award was voted on by ASTA’s 9,500 individual members, who recognized their preferred partners that show dedication and support for ASTA and the travel advisor community.
Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company serving 35 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.*
The annual awards were presented at the ASTA Global Convention 2018 in Washington, D.C. on August 21. As one of the travel industry's premier organizations, ASTA and its supplier awards honored 18 travel partners who support their travel advisor sales force and are making lasting, meaningful contributions to the travel industry. Twelve distinct membership awards were also given to individuals and groups that exhibit excellence and advocacy.
“We’re honored to receive a big industry award that celebrates our valued partnerships with some of the world’s most respected travel agencies and advisors,” said Richard Aquino, Vice President of Sales at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Advisors are essential to creating exceptional travel experiences and in helping clients understand the value of protecting their travel investment.”
At the recent ASTA Global Convention, Allianz Global Assistance publicly announced the launch of its SmartBenefits and enhanced travel insurance products that recently became available to travel agency partners in the U.S.
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Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) serves 35 million customers annually and is best known for its 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.
About American Society of Travel Advisors
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. To find an ASTA member advisor, visit TravelSense.org.
*Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your 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, or Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies (One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2200), under Form Nos. SRTC 2000 and NSHTC 2500, each rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., depending on state of residence. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company.