Allianz Partners has partnered with online travel agency (OTA) Jettzy to provide travel insurance integrated into the latter’s flight booking process.
This is Allianz Partners’ first partnership with an OTA based in New Zealand. Travel insurance issued and managed by Allianz Partners will be integrated with Jettzy’s online booking platform, simplifying the process of obtaining insurance for the customer.
“We are optimistic about the travel rebound on the horizon and taking the time to continue to expand our presence is an important part of our strategy,” said David Wallace, Sales Director of Allianz Partners. “Research shows that more travelers, especially younger ones, have an increased appetite for travel insurance in the post-COVID-19 world. This view is shared by our existing retail travel agent partners, whom we continue to support, as well as our new partner Jettzy. “
Jettzy is a flight booking engine that engages major airlines to help customers search, compare and book domestic and international flights. The company was founded by Peter Li, a travel industry veteran who spent over a decade with Air New Zealand. Ice Angels, one of New Zealand’s leading angel investor networks, is one of its main funders. Jettzy said being a New Zealand-owned and operated company sets it apart from other large global OTAs because its profits are kept in New Zealand rather than directed overseas. Jettzy plans to expand into other markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
“It’s important for Jettzy to collaborate with the world’s leading travel providers, but also to ensure that our revenue stays in New Zealand,” Li said. “We’re excited to keep things local by collaborating with the team. based in Auckland at Allianz Partners. “