News Release                                                                                                   Contact: Daniel Durazo, 804.673.7175

For Immediate Release                                                                                                Jamie Foley,


Allianz Global Assistance USA Extends Partnership with Travel Social Network

“Tweeting” Access America is now Allianz Travel Insurance could win you a Kindle Fire®


RICHMOND, Va. and MIAMI, Fla., March 14, 2012Allianz Global Assistance USA, a  leading travel insurance and assistance provider, and, dubbed “The World’s Smartest Travel Social Network”, introduced two promotions including a “Tweet This” sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through March 20, 2012*.


Participants in the sweepstakes must become followers of Allianz Global Assistance USA (@AllianzTravelUS) and (@Tripatini), then post a tweet (or retweet) with the below message and elements.  A winner will be selected at random and will receive a new Kindle Fire.


#Travel #insurance giant Access America is now Allianz Global Assistance! @AllianzTravelUS @Tripatini #LaunchAllianzTravel.” 


Another contest called “Travel Insurance (Would’ve) Saved the Day” will be live on from March 26 to April 8.*  Open to the general public, travel media and travel professionals, participants will be able to, in 500 words or less, share a story illustrating how travel insurance did or would’ve saved their travel plans. The grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire, which can be used to book and plan future vacations, as well as assist and entertain during travel.  Full details on the contest will be available on March 26 by visiting


These promotions are just two of the ways in which and Allianz Global Assistance USA continue to extend the partnership they initially launched in 2011. The brands also joined forces to host an event for influential media on March 1 in New York City. Co-hosted by travel expert Pauline Frommer, the event celebrated Access America’s rebranding to Allianz Travel Insurance and served as a forum to discuss the increasingly topical subject of travel insurance. Prizes were given away throughout the evening, with one lucky winner taking home two roundtrip international tickets, courtesy of Iberia Airlines.


“We value our partnership with and look forward to working on additional joint initiatives that communicate the benefits of travel insurance to a highly targeted and engaged audience of travel enthusiasts and journalists,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA.


“ is honored to continue our association with Allianz Global Assistance USA both because of its sterling reputation as a company, and our belief that travel insurance is more beneficial than ever in these uncertain times,” said David Paul Appell, CEO of Tripatini.


For more information about Allianz Travel Insurance, visit, like us on Facebook at or visit us on YouTube at  For more information on Tripatini, visit


*Rules, limitations and restrictions apply.  For a full list of rules and restrictions for these promotions please visit the "Tweet This" sweepstakes rules and “Travel Insurance (Would’ve) Saved the Day” rules pages.  Void where prohibited.  These promotions are not intended to be an inducement to purchase insurance. 




Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 28 countries. Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) insures 13 million customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.


In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance offers event ticket protection and unique 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 Global Assistance USA, please visit
Dubbed "The world’s smartest travel social network”, is an online social community and group blog that differs from other travel social networks in promoting direct access to thousands of travel journalists and industry professionals from nearly 200 countries on every continent, including hotels/resorts, airlines, cruise lines, national and local tourism boards, car rental companies, and more. Forums such as "Ask A Travel Pro" and hundreds of others allow travelers to get specifically tailored advice from experts, and allows the professionals to promote their services, destinations, and reporting directly to the traveling public. For testimonials, backgrounders, video clips and other information, check the Tripatini media room or contact José Balido.


“Kindle Fire” is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.  Amazon Technologies, Inc. is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse any of the above parties or promotions.


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