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WHY SOARING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLMENTS RAISES AN IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE

News & Press Releases 26 - 02 - 19

Jodi Thomas, General Manager International Health, Allianz Partners Education is the passport to the future and the future for many overseas students starts here, in Australia. The number of international students choosing to study in Australia has reached record levels. Figures released from the Department of Education and Training last year reported 673,2961 international students in Australia – an 11 percent1 increase from the previous year.  Substantially this makes up a quarter2 of the total number at some Universities, with the growth largely driven by Chinese and Indian students.1 Increasingly though, those from Nepal, Malaysia and Brazil are recognising … Read More

OLDER GENERATION AUSSIES EMBRACING SOLO TRAVEL IN 2019

News & Press Releases 26 - 02 - 19

Allianz predicts a rise in solo travel in 2019, revealing those most likely to ‘go -it-alone’ among the 50+ age group The popular ‘solo travel’ trend is predicted to continue in 2019 with more Australians opting for single travel policies.  Data released by Allianz reports a 9%1 increase between 2017 and 2018, with the highest number of single policies being purchased by 50-591 year olds. Holiday-seekers aged between 30-391 and 20-291 were the second and third age-groups most likely to travel alone.  The ‘non-generational’ travel trend follows nearly half (40%)2 of Australians who chose to travel solo in 2018, … Read More

Allianz Partners appoints new CSO

News & Press Releases 26 - 02 - 19

Allianz Partners has welcomed a new addition to its Executive Board, with Lynne Sutherland joining the Australian operation as Chief Sales Officer.  Working closely with the sales & distribution team from its head office in Brisbane, Lynne will be responsible for company growth, forging strong and secure connections across the business and strengthening current processes, systems & culture. Sutherland brings over 25 years experience in Senior Executive positions to the role, with a strong background in Financial Services and Insurance. In her new role, she will continue to work closely with key Allianz Partners business customers, to provide assistance, products … Read More

Travel Trend – European River Cruising

News & Press Releases 26 - 02 - 19

Is a Danube River Cruise Right for You? Allianz offers handy tips for cruising – of any kind With river cruising being dubbed as one of this year’s ‘hottest travel trends’1 and nearly four in five travel agents (79%) saying that river cruising is, to some extent, a good way to introduce customers to cruising1, it’s no wonder we’re all flocking aboard ship. According to Allianz, over one million people annually are going on cruising holidays2,, with numbers topping 1.3 million in 20173  And cruising – of any kind – is a popular pastime among Aussies of all ages, with … Read More

SUMMER HOLIDAY TRAVEL CLAIMS ON THE RISE

News & Press Releases 26 - 02 - 19

Allianz reveals Aussies made more claims this summer, with summer holiday claims up 32 percent2 Monkey attacks, slippery ski slopes and fitness fails are just a few scenarios Australians found themselves in this summer1.  Data released by Allianz Global Assistance, the assistance provider of Allianz Travel Insurance,also found the number of summer holiday[1] claims made were up  32[2] per cent, over a 12 month period. When holidaying overseas, Allianz found that travellers visiting the USA made the most number of claims, followed by Thailand and then Canada1. Lynne Sutherland, Chief Sales Officer for Allianz Partners, comments: … Read More

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