ALLIANZ GLOBAL ASSISTANCE ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP WITH A-LIST TRAVEL BLOGGERS, 'THE TRAVEL TRIFECTA'

Popular Authors Johnny Jet, Lee Abbamonte and Gary Arndt become Allianz Global Assistance Brand Ambassadors to Help Educate Consumers on the Importance of Travel Insurance

Allianz Global Assistance USA , a leading world provider of travel insurance and global travel and medical assistance, has forged an exclusive partnership starting today with the ‘Travel Trifecta’, a collaboration between three of the travel industry’s most well-known influencers.

The newly formed trio of highly accomplished travel bloggers – John DiScala of JohnnyJet.com , Lee Abbamonte of LeeAbbamonte.com and Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere.com – will become brand ambassadors for Allianz Global Assistance.  Together, the trio reaches an online audience of over 2 million people.

“As well known travel experts, Johnny, Lee and Gary have traversed the world and understand the importance of protecting their travel investment with travel insurance as well as how travel assistance can be a lifesaver when traveling internationally,” said Joe Mason, chief marketing officer at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “We believe their tremendous knowledge and expertise will be a real asset in the effort to educate consumers on the value of travel insurance.”

The Travel Trifecta will author monthly blog posts, host contests, share information and engage with their fans and network on Facebook, Instagram, Google + and Twitter, discussing travel insurance and its benefits, beyond trip cancellation.* Travelers can join the conversation by using #TravelProtection, #TravelHappy and mentioning @AllianzTravelUS in their posts.

“Having a travel insurance policy is very relevant and important in our business,” said Lee Abbamonte of LeeAbbamonte.com and CEO of the Travel Trifecta . “John, Gary and I all have had personal experiences where having a travel insurance policy has saved us; the bottom line is that travel insurance provides peace of mind when traveling and we believe it is a necessity when traveling in a constantly changing world.”

With offices in 34 countries, Allianz Global Assistance USA insures 16 million customers annually, providing travel insurance coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses, reimbursements for covered trip cancellations and unexpected travel delay expenses, as well as emergency medical and dental treatment, emergency medical transportation, baggage delay, baggage loss and more.†

For more information on Allianz Global Assistance, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ .

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Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company.  We insure 16 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

For more information about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS .

About the Travel Trifecta

The Travel Trifecta LLC is a multimedia marketing partnership between three of the world’s leading travel bloggers and well-known travel personalities.  John DiScala ( JohnnyJet.com ), Gary Arndt ( Everything-Everywhere.com ) and Lee Abbamonte ( LeeAbbamonte.com ) offer a single point of contact in working with leading destinations, travel and lifestyle brands around the globe creating customizable marketing and brand ambassador campaigns across all verticals of media including blogs, social media, television, radio, podcasts, photography, speaking and appearances.  These multimedia campaigns leverage the strengths of the three members and significant reach of their multimedia platforms to maximize results and raise awareness of the given campaigns. The campaigns have had great success since the Travel Trifecta was launched July 1, 2014.

* - Travel Trifecta LLC receives compensation for its endorsements of Allianz Global Assistance.

- Terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions apply to all plans. All plans not available in all states. For a complete description of the coverage offered under your plan, carefully review your letter of confirmation and certificate of insurance. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, Ill), rated “A-“(Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, depending on the insured's state. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company.

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Allianz Global Assistance USA With a presence in 35 countries, Allianz Global Assistance USA provides insurance to 25 million customers annually. We cover non-refundable trip expenses including covered trip cancellations and delays, as well as emergency medical treatment and transportation and more. Visit AllianzTravelInsurance.com to learn more. We also offer Allianz Tuition Insurance at AllianzTuitionInsurance.com, as well as other consumer specialty insurance products through our partners.

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