Allianz Partners announces new travel partner
After announcing a partnership with Singapore Airlines, Allianz Partners is adding another popular name to its partner list.
The company is now working together with Marriott to give guests residing in the U.S. the option to insure their domestic and international travels when booking their hotel stay on Marriott.com and the iOS version of the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app.
Plans available to Marriott guests may include protection for eligible trip cancellation costs due to a covered illness, injury, and more, up to a maximum amount. They may also include benefits for unexpected expenses caused by covered travel delays and trip interruptions such as the cost of rebooking flights, booking an airport hotel room for the night, or paying for a taxi. Depending on the plan purchased, costs for covered emergency medical care during a trip and delayed or lost baggage or personal belongings may also be covered. In addition, the plans can cover other pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses, such as tours, activities and entertainment and sports tickets. The plans can cover everyone staying in the room(s) including friends or family.
When a guest chooses to purchase travel insurance, the cost is added to the total cost of their stay and is charged in a single transaction. Guests have the flexibility to cancel their insurance plan within 15 days of purchase (or more, depending on state and plan) if their travels have not begun. Plans from Allianz Partners on Marriott.com can be purchased upon booking or prior to departure and even include plans that accommodate reservations for a same day check-in.
Guests looking to use their Android phones for getting insurance will be able to do so next year.
“Taking care of our guests while they explore the world, has always been a core principle for our company and today’s less predictable travel environment, resulting from the pandemic, has made the need to protect travel decisions more urgent. Together with Allianz Partners, we are designing new and innovative ways to provide guests with confidence and peace of mind when they travel. Our industry leading product provides protection for multiple travelers in the party and protects trip purchases beyond the hotel stay. Our new travel insurance product is another example of how we are transforming to provide more thoughtful benefits and value to travelers across their entire trip.” – Peggy Roe, Global Officer, Customer Experience, Loyalty and New Ventures, Marriott International .
“We’re delighted to offer Marriott’s valued guests the opportunity to conveniently purchase our award-winning travel insurance and assistance while booking their next stay on Marriott.com.” – Elena Edwards, CEO of Allianz Partners USA.
“We’ve created new products just for Marriott customers, and we hope these products will provide travelers with the confidence they need to book their next memorable stay.” – Ricky Horwitz, chief sales officer, Global Travel at Allianz Partners Group.