Flight Centre Partners With Allianz Global Assistance
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Flight Centre Travel Group and Allianz Global Assistance have entered into an exclusive partnership to deliver travel protection and 24/7 emergency travel assistance to Flight Centre’s Canadian and U.S. travellers.
Flight Centre's Canadian customers will have access to the Allianz products as of 1JAN, 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," read a joint statement by the two companies.
"Allianz Global Assistance has offices in 44 countries, offering clients access to a worldwide network of nearly 70,000 medical facilities."
Flight Centre customers in Canada will have access to Allianz's free mobile app, which includes travel assistance tools like a GPS locator to find accredited hospitals from within the Allianz network, a medical dictionary and translator for popular first aid terms in over 15 languages, as well as local emergency services 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.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.