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Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA

Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
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Flight Centre partners with Allianz, clients can start booking Jan. 1

Flight Centre Travel Group has entered into an exclusive partnership with Allianz Global Assistance to provide travel protection and assistance to its Canadian and U.S. travellers.
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Crystal announces Allianz Global Assistance as exclusive insurance provider

Crystal has announced a new partnership with Allianz Global Assistance that will provide enhanced travel protection to its guests.
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OHIP travel insurance “may be giving people a false sense of security”

Even if the Ontario government does follow through on a proposal to cut OHIP’s Out-of-Country Travellers Program, that doesn’t change the fact that OHIP travel insurance coverage is already minimal and clients should be advised about the benefits of purchasing additional travel insurance no matter what happens, says Dan Keon, Vice President, Market Management, Allianz Global Assistance Canada.
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Here’s why the $2,573 Canadians spend on vacations should include travel insurance

With March Break just around the corner, Alliance Global Assistance Canada is sounding the alarm for vacationers who travel without insurance. Because that broken ankle on a Florida vacation, resulting in hospital bills and other costs adding up to US$45,000, isn’t going to pay for itself.
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More Canadians are looking to take a winter getaway this year: survey

The number of Canadians who say they plan to book a winter getaway for 2018 - 2019 is up 6% year over year, according to just-released results from the annual Canadian Winter Vacation Confidence Index.
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After 2017 hurricane season, there’s no excuse for not buying travel insurance: Allianz

Hurricane Irma left more than 400 Canadian travellers stranded last fall and while airlines added extra flights to bring those travellers home, many vacationers caught up in Irma’s wrath incurred expenses they had not foreseen, nor budgeted for, says Allianz.
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Download Allianz’s free app to help manage emergencies abroad

Allianz Global Assistance Canada has unveiled a new app that makes travel emergencies more manageable and less of a headache.
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That didn’t take long: fewer Americans want to travel to Cuba

A year after the U.S. government began easing travel restrictions to Cuba, a new survey suggests Americans are less interested in taking a trip to the country than in 2016.
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Washington, D.C. braces for 222% visitor increase for inauguration

In the days leading up to the 2017 presidential inauguration Washington, D.C. will see a 222% daily increase of travellers.
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