ATLANTA, Worldspan and Unicard.com
, Inc., the
leading supplier of travel protection plans, today announced an agreement that
will enable Worldspan travel agents to provide clients with comprehensive
travel insurance directly through the Worldspan Go!(R) reservations product.
With access to Unicard.com`s electronic travel protection plans via Go!, in just minutes travel agents can select the best travel insurance plan for their
customers, book it, and receive an immediate online confirmation.
In addition, agents receive a 30 percent commission on travel insurance booked
through the Unicard connection on Go!.
Unicard is the first travel protection participant in Worldspan on the Web(SM), Worldspan`s exclusive new Web-based infrastructure which
integrates Internet travel content into the Go! product for convenient, seamless
When Unicard travel insurance is available on Worldspan Go!, Worldspan travel agents will be able to purchase comprehensive travel protection for their clients` travel plans. Unicard bookings will soon be
integrated into the primary traveler itinerary with air, hotel and other bookings,
providing travel agents with a single transaction record.
“As traveler demands become more and more sophisticated, travel agents are looking for ways to offer not only enhanced service but also unique traveler services,” commented Jesse Liebman, senior vice president and general manager, Worldwide Travel Supplier Services for Worldspan. “Our new partnership with Unicard offers Worldspan agents a convenient new resource for
providing a very valuable client service while earning industry-leading commissions.”
“We are pleased to partner with Worldspan to make our online global Travel Protection Plan available to Worldspan agencies,” said Laura Owen, president of Unicard.com, Inc. “In today`s highly competitive world of travel sales, it is increasingly important to maximize profits on every sale.
The ability to offer clients Unicard travel protection right from the desktop through Go! gives Worldspan agents an important competitive edge.”
Travel protection from Unicard features a combination of insurance
benefits and travel assistance designed to protect travelers and
their investment in the event of an emergency. Plans include coverage for Trip
Cancellation, Emergency Medical/Dental, Medical Evacuation, Accidental
Death and Dismemberment, and Baggage Loss/Delay, plus Auto Rental Coverage, Flight Insurance, and 24 hour Travel Assistance Services.
Unicard also offers unique
traveler services such as 24/7 global access to the consumer`s Emergency Medical Profile, enabling Unicard to put physicians in touch with the consumer`s vital medical information anytime, anywhere.
Unicard is underwritten for the global market, so Unicard is able to provide coverage for travelers of any nationality, to and from any
destination. Unicard is underwritten by American National Insurance Co., an
“A+” rated insurance company.