2022 Summer Vacation Spending Close to Record $200 Billion

If you’ve traveled at all this summer, the fact that Americans are spending more on their summer vacations than ever before probably won’t shock you. Given how expensive airfare is and how packed airports and planes are this was bound to happen. But the actual dollar figure is shocking. The 14th annual Allianz Travel Insurance […]

SmartBenefits

Travel is an amazing thing but travel can also be stressful. Delays happen, sadly more frequently than we’d all wish. Delays inevitably cause added expenses such as food, hotels and other unforeseen costs. Luckily, Allianz Travel Insurance offers a product called SmartBenefits. SmartBenefits are a suite of special travel-delay and baggage-delay benefits available with certain plans […]

Does Your Valentine’s Day Include a Baecation?

Valentine’s Day travel is up 22% over last year according to Allianz Global Assistance’s latest survey, which found that New York City and Cancun are the most popular domestic and international destinations for romantic holiday weekend getaways or Baecation’s. As I always say, nothing says romance like dirty water dogs or tequila shots! Allianz Global […]

Why I Use Allianz Travel Insurance Over Others

I’ve been working with Allianz Travel Insurance for the last 6 years or so as a global ambassador. That said, many people have asked me why I use Allianz Travel Insurance over others. That is a really fair question because there are so many options out there. I generally start by stating why you need […]

Micro-Cation: Millennials Leading the Shorter Trips Trend

The majority (57 percent) of Americans did not take a leisure trip longer than four nights in the last year, with Millennials leading this “micro-cation” trend, according to the 2019 Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company. A “micro-cation” is defined as a leisure trip that is fewer than […]

Many Americans Think Destination Weddings Are Selfish

Many Americans are planning and budgeting to attend a lineup of weddings this summer. Some may be factoring in the additional costs of flights and hotels to attend a destination wedding. Almost half of people surveyed define this as any wedding that requires a plane ride from home. These costs can really add up. Not […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Partners With Mastercard

As most of you know I am a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance.  So I try to keep you updated when important things happen with them.  Allianz Travel Insurance has just announced that it has joined forces with Mastercard to deliver claims payments in real time to bank accounts through debit cards.  This is awesome […]

The New Travelers Protection Plan From Allianz Travel Insurance

I am an ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance and am a huge proponent of travel insurance. I always believe in protecting assets like yourself and your trip because ‘stuff’ happens as they say! I have an annual travel insurance plan because of the amount I travel. But that plan is not for everyone. Allianz Travel Insurance […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Announces Innovations for the TravelSmart App

As a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance, I know that one of the most frequent complaints that insurance companies hear from customers involves the claims process. Customers often feel that the process is too cumbersome, time consuming and doesn’t meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer. In order to improve the claims filing process, […]

The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations

Ahhh Spring Break, it brings back such pleasant and unpleasant memories for me. Even in college when I did Cancun and other places I was never a fan of big crowds, package tourism and vomit. However, I always had fun and in hindsight I wouldn’t have changed anything. Just recently, a review of Americans’ Spring […]

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