Direct Travel has named Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz) as its official travel insurance partner to offer products and assistance services, including trip cancellation, trip interruption and medical coverage.
"Now more than ever, consumers want to safeguard their travel experience from unexpected events that may disrupt their trip. Direct Travel recognizes the strong value of travel insurance and is now providing peace of mind to its valued clients," the company wrote.
Policy holders will also have access to Allianz’s global network of assistance services to support them when they need it most.
"We value our close relationship with Direct Travel and are honoured to offer our high-quality travel protection products and assistance services to their clients,” said Matt Anstett, director of eComm & Travel Channel at Allianz. “Clients who opt in for travel protection can now enjoy theirtrips knowing that Allianz is there for them 24/7 to help navigate most travel-related mishaps around the world. Our goal is to provide safety, security and peace of mind to travellers throughout their journey – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing it in partnership with Direct Travel.”
Allianz and Direct Travel have a long-standing relationship in the United States and parts of Canada and are thrilled to be extending the partnership to all of Canada.
“Our partnership with Allianz has been best-in-class for the last 10 years,” said Rene Schneeberger, SVP supplier relations and revenue optimization at Direct Travel. “We recently made them a True Partner, our highest level of partnership, which is a reflection of the tremendous support they provided during 2020 and 2021 and we look forward to this expanded relationship.”