Sunday,  November 17, 2019  3:37 am

Flight Centre & Allianz partner for 24/7 travel protection services


Flight Centre & Allianz partner for 24/7 travel protection services

Flight Centre Travel Group and Allianz Global Assistance have announced an exclusive partnership to deliver travel protection and 24/7 emergency travel assistance to Flight Centre’s Canadian and U.S. travellers.

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As one of the world’s largest travel companies, Flight Centre is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences and caring service to its travelling clients. Allianz Global Assistance is a leading global provider of travel insurance and assistance solutions, trusted by more than 200 million people around the world with eight million customers in Canada and 40 million customers in the U.S. annually.

Starting January for Canadians

Flight Centre Travel Group U.S. customers will have access to Allianz Global Assistance products on Dec. 1, 2019, while Canadian customers will gain access on January 1, 2020.

The new partnership gives Flight Centre Travel Group’s advisors the ability to enhance their travel insurance knowledge and expertise through Allianz Global Assistance’s innovative training programs and dedicated sales support. Flight Centre Travel Group will also benefit from knowing their clients’ journeys will be accompanied by a trusted leader in the travel insurance space. 

Allianz Global Assistance has offices in 44 countries, offering clients access to a worldwide network of nearly 70,000 medical facilities.

Flight Centre Travel Group customers in both the U.S. and Canada will have access to Allianz Global Assistance’s free mobile app, which includes several useful travel assistance tools, including a GPS locator to find accredited hospitals from within the Allianz network, a handy medical dictionary and translator for popular first aid terms in over 15 languages, as well as local emergency services (911) numbers for over 195 destinations worldwide.

“Having a like-minded partner with shared values in Flight Centre opens up a world of opportunity to create truly great experiences for our mutual clients. We look forward to working with Flight Centre’s advisors to provide their clients with responsive, caring assistance and comforting reassurance during travel emergencies so they can continue exploring the world with confidence,” said Chris Van Kooten, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance Canada.

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