Allianz Global Assistance shares March Break travel tips for families

Cambridge ON, March 7, 2023 – 
Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance provider, is sharing travel tips for families as they gear up for March Break vacations.

For the first time since 2019, students and their families are taking March Break trips without COVID-19 travel restrictions in Canada. While it is well known that airports tend to be busier than usual during March Break, it may also be many travellers’ first time taking a trip post-pandemic.

“March Break is one of the popular weeks for travel and according to Allianz Global Assistance’s data, the busiest day for airport departures during that week is Saturday, March 11,” said Dan Keon, Vice President, Marketing & Insights. “If you haven’t booked your trip yet, we recommend planning to have your flight leave on March 12 – when departure volumes decrease – to avoid overly crowded airports. March Break is such a fun-filled time for kids, but we know travelling can get hectic for parents. The key to a smooth and memorable vacation is preparation.”

Whether heading to the beach or to the slopes, Allianz is sharing the following tips for an enjoyable and healthy March Break:

  • Do your research and get to know your destination ahead of time
  • Safeguard your trip and possibly protect your family with travel insurance
  • Get to the airport early to avoid long lines and potential check-in delays
  • Pack light in case of restrictions on luggage allowances
  • Bring a travel first aid kit and make sure to note phone numbers for emergency travel assistance
  • Be patient, flexible and have fun!

For more information about what to do before your trip, visit our website.

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Departure date information was surveyed from insurance policies obtained since September 2022 for March Break travel.

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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 some of the best-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 underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators group of companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc.

About Allianz Partners
Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Our products are embedded seamlessly into our partners’ businesses or sold directly to customers, and are available through several commercial brands including Allianz Assistance, Allianz Travel and Allianz Care. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,800 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 64 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world. For more information, please visit the Allianz Partners website.