Virtuoso Selects Allianz As Preferred Supplier Partner In Canada

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Virtuoso has announced a preferred partnership with Allianz Global Assistance Canada that will provide its clients in Canada with travel insurance protections and assistance services.

“Allianz Global Assistance has been a valuable preferred partner with Virtuoso in the U.S. for many years,” said Steve Wooster, managing director, services and air operations at Virtuoso. “We’re delighted to expand our long-standing, successful partnership into Canada now. We recognize the global protection benefits and exceptional customer care that Allianz Global Assistance provides to Virtuoso members’ clients, which is part of what makes its luxury travel experiences unique.”

Allianz Global Assistance offers products that provide travellers with emergency medical and financial protections in the event of trip cancellations, delays and other covered disruptions, along with 24/7/365 emergency medical and travel assistance services. Its TripWise mobile app also enables clients to access to tools to help them navigate emergencies, such as a hospital search feature to quickly find an accredited local hospital from within the Allianz network, a medical dictionary and translator for popular first aid terms in over 15 languages, access to real-time travel alerts and security information from the Government of Canada, as well as local emergency services numbers for over 195 destinations worldwide.

“We have had a strong relationship with Virtuoso in the U.S. and are excited to continue our growth with Virtuoso members in Canada,” said Richard Aquino, vice president, head of sales, Allianz Global Assistance USA. “We have an experienced sales team in Canada and this will help enhance and strengthen our relationships.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Virtuoso to engage its agency members in growing their travel businesses. Our dedicated, local sales team is readily prepared and looks forward to offering exceptional support in strategically attracting more clients and revenue with our outstanding product, training, and licensing expertise,” said Sarah Hume, vice president, strategic partnerships at Allianz Global Assistance Canada.

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