Allianz Global Assistance in the UK, makes its entry into the student market through its new partnership with STA Travel, the student and youth travel specialist which is celebrating its 35th birthday this year. Under the new agreement, Allianz Global Assistance is providing travel insurance designed specifically for younger travellers and students. Selected by STA Travel as part of a global tender, Allianz Global Assistance has become a strategic partner, expanding STA’s customer offering.
STA Travel specialises in cheap flights, adventure tours, gap year travel and career breaks, having predominately catered for the student market for nearly 35 years. With over 200 branches in 12 different countries, STA Travel needs an insurance partner with global expertise and the ability to create travel insurance policies tailored to the specific needs of younger travellers. Allianz Global Assistance is providing a total solution, including underwriting, IT, claims and assistance, as well as proven expertise in international travel cover.
“Our partnership with Allianz Global Assistance is part of our commitment to ensuring our customers are protected by travel insurance, wherever they travel with us,” explains Laurence Bresh, UK marketing director of STA Travel. “Allianz Global Assistance allows us to provide quality, yet affordable travel cover that meets the needs of our customers. By working closely together we can maximise new opportunities in this key growth market by enhancing the service we offer student travellers.”
Lee Taylor, Chief Sales Officer for Allianz Global Assistance UK says, “This is a major new partnership for us. We will be working closely with STA Travel to deliver a range of insurance products designed to bring its customers cover they can trust and a seamless level of service worldwide.”