Direct Travel partners with Allianz Global Assistance to offer travel insurance

Cambridge ON, Sept. 11, 2023 – Direct Travel, North America’s premiere leisure travel agency, has selected Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz) as its official travel insurance partner – protecting its clients with value-added travel insurance products and assistance services, including trip cancellation, trip interruption and medical coverage.

Now more than ever, consumers want to safeguard their travel experience from unexpected events that may disrupt their trip. Direct Travel recognizes the strong value of travel insurance and is now providing peace of mind to its valued clients. For additional confidence while travelling, policyholders will also have access to Allianz’s global network of assistance services to support them when they need it most.

“We value our close relationship with Direct Travel and are honoured to offer our high-quality travel protection products and assistance services to their clients,” said Matt Anstett, Director of eComm & Travel Channel at Allianz. “Clients who opt in for travel protection can now enjoy their trips knowing that Allianz is there for them 24/7 to help navigate most travel-related mishaps around the world. Our goal is to provide safety, security and peace of mind to travellers throughout their journey – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing it in partnership with Direct Travel.”

Allianz and Direct Travel have a long-standing relationship in the United States and parts of Canada and are thrilled to be extending the partnership to all of Canada.

“Our partnership with Allianz has been best-in-class for the last 10 years,” said Rene Schneeberger, SVP Supplier Relations and Revenue Optimization at Direct Travel. “We recently made them a True Partner, our highest level of partnership, which is a reflection of the tremendous support they provided during 2020 and 2021 and we look forward to this expanded relationship.”

Direct Travel clients opting to protect their trip can now enjoy their vacations knowing that they are protected from certain unexpected events.

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About Allianz Global Assistance (Canada)

For over 30 years, Allianz Global Assistance has supported travelling Canadians and visitors when they need it most with value-added travel insurance and assistance services. We bring our passion for assisting people to life every day through our partnerships with well-known brands in the travel and financial services markets. Allianz Global Assistance is a specialist brand of Allianz Partners and is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information, visit the Allianz Global Assistance Canada website.

Travel insurance is administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. Allianz Global Assistance provides claims and travel assistance services on behalf of the insurance company. Travel insurance does not cover everything. For complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the policy.

About Direct Travel

Direct Travel is a leading travel management company in North America providing a full range of corporate, meetings & incentives and leisure travel services for over 40 years. Direct Travel is a leading member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious travel network and is committed to a more personalized approach to travel. Our success is a testament to our valued team members and is achieved through exceptional customer service and innovative technology. With over 90 locations across North America and the UK, Direct Travel is currently ranked 11th on Travel Weekly’s Power List. For more information, visit

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