News & Press Releases

International Education Support Turns a New Page

News & Press Releases 04 - 10 - 18

Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP), a leading provider of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), is set to launch a unique global online marketplace for international student services, called PAGE (Partnered Allianz Global Education). The purpose-built online platform connects a global community of partnered education agents and students with approved Allianz Assistance service providers. Through PAGE, agents can manage their entire student database and connect students with services they need when moving for overseas study. The platform includes a digital catalogue of fundamental services such as banking, telecommunications, safety, accommodation, airport transfers and health cover services. Craig Dalzell, CEO of AWP, says … Read More

Aussies urged to think beyond insta-worthy locations and ensure they’re prepared for heath risks in popular holiday destinations

News & Press Releases 27 - 06 - 18

‘Instagrammable’ lagoons, white sandy beaches and city skylines are on most travellers’ bucket lists. Despite how picturesque these locations may appear, they  can pose serious health risks if travellers aren’t prepared. In recent months, the beaches at Boracay in the Philippines have been closed to tourists due to the island becoming a ‘cesspool’ of bacteria and waterborne diseases that could easily be transferred amongst visitors. The Philippines Tourism Board cited overcrowding of tourists and an unregulated sewerage system as the reason for the environmental damage and have now closed the island for repairs before an outbreak occurs. The gradual decline … Read More

Heading to Russia and not sure what to expect? Allianz Global Assistance shares advice for Aussie travellers

News & Press Releases 11 - 06 - 18

This June, one of the world’s largest sporting events is set to kick off in Russia, with thousands of tourists from around the world set to descend on 11 cities around the Eastern European destination. With a well-known passion for sport, Aussie travellers will be among those spectators making the trip. However, with political tensions in Russia, and the ongoing threat of terrorism at an all-time high, Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) is advising all travellers to take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Though Russia has always been a fascinating and mysterious nation to tourists, it does present … Read More

All hands on deck! The latest millennial travel trend might surprise you

News & Press Releases 11 - 06 - 18

Allianz Travel Insurance reveals surge in millennials cruising While overflowing backpacks and crowded hostels have long been the travel method of choice for millennials, an increasing number are now opting for the ease and affordability of a cruise holiday. Data from leading assistance provider, Allianz Global Assistance, shows the number of Aussies embarking on cruises has grown dramatically in recent years, in particular within the millennial demographic (19-35 years old), which has seen a staggering increase of 118 percent between 2015 – 2017. 21-year-old Aussie traveller, Isabella Johnson[1], has taken numerous cruises, her most recent – a cruise … Read More

Allianz Worldwide Partners announced first-of-its-kind partnership with Brisbane Airport

News & Press Releases 01 - 05 - 18

To launch the partnership, the global assistance provider is giving away an Audi A1 to one lucky BAC customer. International provider of assistance services Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP) has signed a new three-year partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), to offer Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) travel insurance directly through the Brisbane Airport website. From early May, the first-of its-kind partnership will provide customers the option to purchase AGA travel insurance to protect their journey, alongside services such as checking flight schedules and pre-booking discounted parking, all from the one online destination. According to AWP owned data, 39 per … Read More

Christmas is risky business, even for Santa Claus

News & Press Releases 18 - 12 - 17

Right now, we know that Santa and his elves are preparing for the year’s biggest day of cheer, but what would happen if his sled broke down, ate off milk and cookies and ended up in hospital, or got stuck in a chimney? Allianz Travel Insurance has taken up the challenge of predicting what it would cost Mr Claus this Christmas, if he were to experience some mishaps this festive season. Medical Assistance Some of the biggest costs to travelers are due to high medical costs in foreign countries: Roadside Assistance Criminal Activity And … Read More

How to have a pawesome road trip with your four-legged friend

News & Press Releases 15 - 12 - 17

gotU’s go-to tips for safe car travel with your pet this summer Aussies are a nation of pet lovers, and with almost two in five households owning a dog2 it comes as no surprise that many of us might opt for a holiday that includes our furry family member. If you have plans to travel by car this summer with your four-legged friend, gotU roadside assistance has a few handy tips for safe pet road trippin’: No cuddles in the car – it’s against the law In many Australian states it is illegal to have a pet sitting in … Read More

More than half of Australian small businesses are unprepared for cyber crime

News & Press Releases 17 - 11 - 17

Allianz Worldwide Partners launches new cyber protection services to support small businesses Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP) has launched an innovative cyber protection assistance service to the Australian market – and it couldn’t come quick enough. In 2016, cyber-attacks increased 300 percent within one year[1]. A survey conducted by AWP found that over half (56%) of Australian small businesses either don’t have cyber-crime protection, or assume it is covered through their business insurance; an alarming statistic considering that Australian small businesses ranked cyber risk as third on a list of key business risks, behind economic factors and cash flow. Read More

Allianz Worldwide Partners extends long-standing partnership with multi-award winning travel agency, Webjet

News & Press Releases 17 - 11 - 17

International provider of assistance services, Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP), has extended their long-standing partnership with multi-award winning online travel agency, Webjet, for a further three years. As part of the continuing partnership, customers will have the option to select travel insurance products at the point of purchasing flights or other travel activities. Policy options are tailored to suit each traveller’s itinerary, and the recommended policy is provided as an option for purchase. By offering a customised recommendation, Webjet and Allianz Worldwide Partners hopes to make it easy for users to choose the right level of cover for their … Read More