Awards, Chosen by Western Advisors, Honor Travel Supplier Partners
Richmond, Virginia, June 13, 2023—Travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Partners won both travel insurance accolades at the 2023 TravelAge West WAVE (Western Advisors’ Votes of Excellence) Awards. Taking home titles of Travel Insurance Company Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support and Travel Insurance Company Providing the Highest Client Satisfaction, this is the seventh consecutive year that Allianz Partners has been recognized as a top travel insurance provider by the prestigious award program.
TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards grants travel advisors in the West the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel-supplier partners from a list of Editor’s Pick award recipients. The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of industry advisors and online research. Now in its 18th year, a record-setting 6,500+ votes were cast to select the industry winners.
“With travel booming post-pandemic, the WAVE Awards have taken on an even greater significance,” Shapiro said. “Travel advisors want to acknowledge the great travel companies that go above and beyond to take such good care of their customers as they once again travel the world.”
During a black-tie dinner on June 8, more than 190 companies, individuals and destinations were recognized across 76 categories at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, Ca. TravelAge West will include the full WAVE Awards results in its July 10th issue.
“It’s truly an honor to again be lauded by the TravelAge West WAVE Awards both for our client satisfaction and travel advisor support, and this recognition underscores our commitment to delivering the best products and services for our customers and industry partners,” said Richard Aquino, vice president and head of sales at Allianz Partners USA. “The extension of our winning streak is humbling, and we are incredibly grateful for all those who continue to play a role in our success.”
For a full roster of the 2023 TravelAge West WAVE Award recipients, please visit: https://www.travelagewest.com/Wave/Winners.
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About TravelAge West
TravelAge West is the leading trade media outlet for travel advisors and the travel industry in the 15 Western U.S. states. Serving more than 21,000 readers for 54 years, the brand is a main source of news and product information for the region’s agents and travel executives. TravelAgeWest.com is a two-time winner of a Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for Best Travel Journalism Website. TravelAge West is a part of Northstar Travel Group LLC, a worldwide provider of information, news and data for the travel and hospitality industry. Northstar Travel Group is based in Secaucus, N.J.
About Allianz Partners
In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.
For Allianz Partners USA products offered and sold in the U.S.: Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Availability of coverage, including the epidemic-related benefits and covered reasons described here, varies by product and by state. Products may not include all benefits or covered reasons described here. All benefits are subject to maximum limits of liability, which may in some cases be subject to sublimits and daily maximums. Benefits and limits vary by plan. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. A+ (Superior) and A (Excellent) are the 2nd and 3rd highest, respectively, of A.M. Best’s 13 Financial Strength Ratings. Except as otherwise specified, AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. Allianz Global Assistance is a mark of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance.