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Information about Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas and the United States of America

News & Press Releases 04 - 09 - 19

4 September 2019 A major Hurricane is impacting the South-East Coast of the United States of America and Bahamas region. The region is bracing for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash-flooding. Some airports in the affected areas are temporarily closed and thousands of flights have been cancelled or otherwise disrupted. Cruises have been affected by the hurricane and a number of ports are closed. There are also disruptions to other forms of transport and some accommodation in the affected areas. If you are currently travelling: As a provider of assistance services, it is always our priority to assist… Read More

AUSSIES SAY ‘KIA ORA’ TO NZ SKI SLOPES THIS WINTER

News & Press Releases 06 - 08 - 19

Comparison between Trans-Tasman rivals find New Zealand on top for skiing destinations As skiers across the country continue to embrace the 2019 winter ski season, Allianz has revealed that when it comes to hitting the slopes, Aussie travellers are five times more likely to pick neighbouring rival New Zealand over Australia.[1]Kiwi mountainsides, such as Whakapapa and Treble Cone are among the most popular destinations. Despite this, a recent Allianz study has also shown almost a third of Australians wouldn’t purchase travel insurance when heading to New Zealand, with those under 25 the generation least likely to purchase.[2]… Read More

FROM SPAIN TO THE UKRAINE – THE SURPRISE EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS BOOMING WITH AUSSIE TOURISTS

News & Press Releases 06 - 08 - 19

New Allianz data reveals the ‘forgotten’ European countries attracting Australian travellers this winter Australian travellers are seeking new destinations beyond the Mediterranean when it comes to European travel, with new data from Allianz revealing a spike in the number of jetsetters swapping traditional European hotspots such as the coast of Italy for the mountains of Ukraine[1]. According to Allianz, over 22,000 Australians are expected to travel to Europe between June-August 2019[2] to chase the European summer sun. While destinations such as Spain and Greece remain perennial European favourites, recent Allianz data shows increases in travel to… Read More

Allianz Partners awarded HCF travel insurance contract

News & Press Releases 18 - 07 - 19

Allianz Partners Australia have been appointed as the Travel Insurance provider of choice for The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia Limited (HCF), Australia’s largest not for profit health insurer.  The appointment marks the beginning of a holistic relationship with the private health fund, offering brand alignment and member value for all HCF members; including travel insurance and overseas emergency medical assistance. To celebrate the new partnership, Allianz Partners is offering a 20% discount on travel insurance, available to all HCF members on a limited term basis.  Lynne Sutherland, Chief Sales Officer for Allianz Partners said, “We’re delighted to… Read More

THE GLOBETROTTING NURSES SAVING AUSTRALIANS OVERSEAS

News & Press Releases 17 - 07 - 19

40001 Australians are admitted to hospital every year when travelling Indonesia and Thailand are the most common destinations requiring urgent medical assistance1 $1.5 million – the most expensive repatriation claim handled by an Allianz nurse in 20181 155 medical emergencies required an air ambulance to Australia in 20181 Ahead of International Nurses Day on May 12, Allianz Travel Insurance  has revealed details of its most expensive claims that in 2018, saved one lucky Australian 1.5 million dollars1 in medical expenses, thanks to an in-house team of repatriation nurses. Repatriation is the process of returning a policyholder back to Australia as… Read More

AUSSIES UPGRADE TO INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS THIS EASTER BREAK

News & Press Releases 17 - 07 - 19

Allianz data indicates Australians are maximising the extra time off with Vietnam and Japan proving most popular New data from Allianz is pointing to a break away from traditional travel destinations this Easter – compared to the same period last year – with an increase in trips to international destinations. With Australian families now able to turn three days annual leave into ten days off, the number of travellers choosing to visit Asian countries has seen the biggest jump within the Easter timeframe1. Vietnam has seen an impressive 70 per cent2 increase in traveller policies purchased over Easter dates, compared… Read More

The World in 2040, the future of healthcare, mobility, travel and the home – Exclusive Allianz Partners Report

News & Press Releases 04 - 07 - 19

Allianz Partners’ ‘The World in 2040’ Series has been launched today, as part of the Group’s commitment to anticipating customer needs in the years ahead. The Series examines a wide range of future trends and topics that will impact healthcare, home life, mobility and travel over the next 20 years. This includes how robots and automation will transform everyday living, from work to the home; how multiple medical revolutions will improve and extend life; and the potential impact of driverless and pilotless cars, trains and planes. Allianz-Partners-The-World-in-2040-Health-Care-Wellbeing-ReportDownload… Read More

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