March 14, 2019 (Omaha, NE) – Travelex Insurance Services was honored with a TravelAge West 2019 Editor’s Pick ‘Best Travel Insurance Company’ Award. The honorees were chosen by the TravelAge West editorial team and travel agent advisory board using a variety of methods, including product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of travel advisors and online research.
“After months of research, the TravelAge West editorial team, with help from our travel agent advisory board and other industry sources, has compiled a comprehensive list of the top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators and destinations,”TravelAge West Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro said. “We know that Western advisors need to work with the best in the industry in order to stay competitive and, as the number-one travel trade magazine in the West, we remain committed to honoring the companies that continue to lead the way.”
In addition to this distinction, Travelex Insurance Services is also in the running for a WAVE (Western Agents’ Vote of Excellence) Award, to be determined by a TravelAge West readers’ choice poll conducted during the month of April. The voting will be available at TravelAgeWest.com/WAVE-Awards. Readers’ choice winners announced at the WAVE Awards Gala on June 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, California.
“Everyone at Travelex is humbled by the incredible honor of being recognized as ‘Best Travel Insurance Company,’” Travelex Insurance Services President Michael J. Ambrose said. “Our thanks to the TravelAge West team and their travel agent advisory board. We are truly grateful, and we strive to continue to be worthy of this award.”
Travelex Insurance Services is a leading travel insurance provider in the United States with over 55 years combined industry expertise of helping people dream, explore and travel with confidence. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Travelex Insurance Services was founded in 1996 when the Travelex Group purchased Mutual of Omaha Companies’ travel insurance distribution services. Travelex Insurance Services became a subsidiary of Cover-More Holdings USA, Inc. in November 2016, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group Limited (“ZIG”), headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Travelex Insurance Services delivers a wide range of travel protection plans through travel agencies, tour operators and at travelexinsurance.com. Plans are underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company.
TravelAge West is the leading trade magazine for travel advisors and the travel industry in the 15 Western U.S. states. Serving more than 21,000 readers for 50 years, the biweekly magazine is a main source of news and product information for the region’s agents and travel executives. TravelAgeWest.com is a two-time winner of a Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for Best Travel Journalism Website. TravelAge West is a part of Northstar Travel Group LLC, a worldwide provider of information, news and data for the travel and hospitality industry. Northstar Travel Group is based in Secaucus, N.J.