Wanderu Partners with Allianz Global Assistance to Offer Travel Protection for Bus & Train Trips

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The best travel companion isn’t your dog or your spouse, but peace of mind. That’s why we are happy to announce Wanderu has joined forces with leading travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance to provide travel protection and 24/7 emergency travel assistance to our users.

As of today, when booking a bus or train trip in the United States for a future date, Wanderu users have the option to purchase an Allianz travel protection plan that provides coverage if the trip gets cancelled, interrupted or delayed for a variety of reasons, or if any baggage is lost in transit. 

Wanderers who book a bus or train trip on the actual day of departure can take advantage of Allianz’s same-day option, which covers trip interruptions, travel delays and baggage loss for a flat rate of $9. Both protection plans include access to award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance from Allianz Global Assistance, which can provide guidance to Wanderu users on almost any travel-related issue.

Here’s a snapshot of the benefits included in the travel protection plans:

Coverage Maximum Benefit
Trip Cancellation Up to 100% of trip cost
Trip Interruption Up to 150% of trip cost
Travel Delay $400
Daily max:
$200 with receipts
$100 without receipts
Min required delay: 2 hrs
Baggage Loss Coverage $750
($500 high value item max.)
24-Hour Assistance Included
Pre-Existing Medical Condition
Exclusion Waiver
Available

Coverage Maximum Benefit
Trip Cancellation N/A
Trip Interruption Up to 150% of trip cost
$400 maximum
Travel Delay $400
Daily max:
$200 with receipts
$100 without receipts
Min. required delay: 2 hrs
Baggage Loss Coverage $750
($500 high value item max.)
24-Hour Assistance Included
Pre-Existing Medical Condition
Exclusion Waiver
Available

“We’re really excited to partner with Allianz Global Assistance and provide our users with access to Allianz’s industry-leading travel protection products and services,” said Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO of Wanderu. “While we hope that every trip our customers book is a smooth one, we understand that sometimes life can derail even the best-laid plans. We’re glad that Allianz will be there for our customers when an unexpected situation impacts their trip.”

By purchasing a travel protection plan, Wanderu users will also gain free access to Allianz Global Assistance’s award-winning TravelSmart mobile app, which includes one-touch dialing to reach Allianz and a number of other features that allow travelers to easily navigate unfamiliar territories. TravelSmart also gives users the ability to manage travel insurance policies and file claims directly from their mobile device. 

“We appreciate the opportunity to put our outstanding products, technology and customer service to work for Wanderu’s valued customers,” said Mike Nelson, CEO of Global Travel Insurance at Allianz Partners. “The best trips include a bit of adventure and we’re happy to support Wanderu users while they make the most of their travel experience.”

Currently, Travel Protection by Allianz Global Assistance is only available for bus and train trips within the United States. 

You can purchase your tickets and protection plan either on www.wanderu.com or through our app for iOS and Android. As always, using the Wanderu platform is completely free, and you will never be charged any extra fees for booking your trip with us. 

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Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.