GettingHere.com, Asia’s leading travel webzine for 60 Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean destinations, and Unicard.com, a leading global provider of travel protection plans, have signed an agreement whereby Unicard.com will provide online travel insurance protection to GettingHere.com’s users.
The Co-Brand Agreement between www.Unicard.com and www.GettingHere.com will mean that Unicard.com’s Unicard Travel Association (UTA) content will provide the Travel Insurance page of GettingHere.com’s web site (www.gettinghere.com/insurance/index.cfm) with full details on travel policy options, policy details, listing of benefits and costs and the option to obtain quotes and to buy policies online.
Michael Loh, founder and CEO of GettingHere.com, said, “Of all the items involved in the planning of a successful trip, travel insurance coverage is probably the most overlooked item. The need for leisure and business travellers to acquire complete travel insurance coverage cannot be stated strongly enough. GettingHere.com is therefore pleased to be working with Unicard.com to offer users who purchase GettingHere.com’s travel products a comprehensive range of travel policies that will cover all possible eventualities, from lost luggage to serious illnesses. Unicard.com’s reputation as a global provider of high quality travel insurance is just one more value-added feature that we are providing for GettingHere.com users.”
“We are pleased to have been selected by GettingHere.com to make our travel insurance plans available to their customers” said Laura Owen, President of Unicard.com, Inc. “Many travellers have learned the hard way that there is always the risk of illness, accidents, and the loss of valuables when travelling. These damages can be costly, and refunds or other compensation can be hard or impossible to obtain. For these reasons, it is wise, when planning a trip, to purchase travel insurance.”
“Travel organisations today are looking for ways to offer enhanced services, while travellers demands are becoming more and more sophisticated,” added Owen. “We work closely with the travel industry to ensure that Unicard is the best solution in technology and service for both the travel agents and their valued clients.”
Travel insurance is designed to protect the traveller in the event of an emergency and to protect their investment if they need to cancel. Travel protection is the peace of mind clients deserve; when they need it the most, travel insurance takes care of them. In addition to offering high coverages at an excellent rate, Unicard offers some very unique features, including 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 any time, any place.
Travel protection from Unicard features a combination of insurance benefits and travel assistance designed to protect travellers 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 traveller 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 uniquely underwritten for the global market, meaning Unicard is able to provide coverage for travellers of any nationality, to and from any destination. Unicard is underwritten by American National Insurance Co., an “A+” rated insurance company by A.M. Best.