Nov 21, 2019

Wanderu Announces Travel Protection Partnership with Allianz Global Assistance

 

RICHMOND, VA, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 — Wanderu, a travel booking platform that allows people to compare bus, train and flight options in one convenient place, has partnered with leading travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance to provide travel protection and 24/7 emergency travel assistance to Wanderu customers.

The new partnership will provide Wanderu customers booking bus or train trips in the United States with the option to purchase an Allianz travel protection plan that provides coverage for trip cancellations or interruptions, travel delays and loss of baggage.  A same-day product gives Wanderu customers who book their bus or train trip on the day they depart, the option to cover trip interruptions, travel delays and baggage loss for a flat rate of $9.  Both products include Allianz Global Assistance’s award-winning customer service and 24/7 Travel Assistance, which can help consumers with almost any travel-related issue. 

“We’re really excited to partner with Allianz Global Assistance and provide our customers with access to Allianz’s industry-leading travel protection products and services,” said Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO of Wanderu. “While we hope that every trip that our customers book is a smooth one, we understand that sometimes life can derail even the best laid plans. We’re glad that Allianz will be there for our customers when an unexpected situation impacts their trip.”

Wanderu users will also have access to Allianz Global Assistance’s award-winning and free TravelSmart mobile app, which includes one-touch dialing to reach Allianz and a number of features that allow travelers to navigate unfamiliar territory.  TravelSmart also includes the ability to download and manage travel insurance policies and file claims directly from the user’s mobile device.

“We appreciate the opportunity to put our outstanding products, technology and customer service to work for Wanderu’s valued customers,” said Mike Nelson, CEO of Global Travel Insurance at Allianz Partners. “The best trips include a bit of adventure and we’re happy to support Wanderu users while they make the most of their travel experience.”

  

About Wanderu

Wanderu is the simplest way book buses, trains and flights. Either online at Wanderu.com or through the free Wanderu app for iOS and Android, travelers can find, compare and book bus, train and plane tickets to thousands of destinations across North America and Europe on one convenient platform. Wanderu’s official partners include some of the biggest names in the travel industry, including KAYAK, Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, Deutsche Bahn, and VIA Rail Canada, among many others. For more information, visit Wanderu.com.

 

About Allianz Global USA

Allianz Global Assistance 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 40 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel-branded travel protection 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. For more information visit AllianzTravelInsurance.com.

  

*Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. 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. 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, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks 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. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.

 

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Press Contacts:

Allianz Global Assistance USA

Daniel Durazo

Email: Daniel.durazo@allianz.com

 

Wanderu

Staffo Dobrev

Email:  sdobrev@wanderu.com