Travel Insurance and Assistance Company Sweeps the Travel Insurance Category, Taking Home ‘Best Overall’ Travel Insurance Provider and ‘Best in Customer Service’
Richmond, VA, November 15, 2021 — Allianz Partners USA, a leading travel insurance and assistance company, was named “Best Travel Insurance Provider - Overall” for the sixth consecutive year and “Best Travel Insurance Provider - Customer Service” at the 2021 Travvy Awards, held in Miami, Florida on November 11, 2021.
The annual Travvy Awards recognize travel suppliers and companies that provided the most outstanding service to travelers during the past year, as evaluated by travel advisors. This is the first time a second Travel Insurance category was added, and to date Allianz Partners has received seven gold Travvy Awards, the most of any travel insurance provider in the awards’ seven-year history.
Each year, suppliers, destinations and individuals from across the world of travel submit nominations to honor and recognize innovators in the industry. Over 100,000 votes were cast by travel advisors to determine the 2021 Travvy Awards winners.
Allianz Partners USA was the night’s honored travel protection provider at the Miami Beach Convention Center, where the travel insurance company was recognized for their exceptional customer service and award-winning products. The company has been a proud partner of the travel advisor community for more than 20 years, working with every major travel agency network and thousands of advisors and agencies.
“As travel makes a comeback, we are both humbled and honored to sweep both travel insurance categories at the Travvy Awards this year. Customer satisfaction will always be at the heart of everything we do,” said Richard Aquino, Vice President, Head of Sales at Allianz Partners USA. “We are grateful for the travel advisor community’s recognition as their votes are a testament to our hard work and we will continue to develop the innovative services and products that travelers need.”
The 2021 Travvy Awards have quickly earned their reputation as the Academy Awards of the travel industry. This year’s winners were honored during a gala awards dinner and presentation attended by the finalists, industry leaders and travel professionals from around the world. The ceremony was held during CruiseWorld, another event produced under Travel Pulse’s parent company, Northstar Travel Group. Travel Pulse joined the Northstar family in 2019.
For more information, a breakdown of award categories and to view the full list of winners, please visit https://www.travvyawards.com/.
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About the Travvy Awards
The annual Travvy Awards, presented by Travel Pulse, now part of the Northstar Travel Group, recognizes the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies and destinations for their outstanding achievement with this prestigious award. Nearly 100,000 votes — cast by the travel professionals who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly — determined the very best in the travel industry. The selections by advisors reflect the suppliers and destinations they believe provide outstanding service to their clients. For more information, please visit https://www.travvyawards.com.
About Allianz Partners
Allianz Partners (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, the company offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company 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. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts.
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