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Embark on your journey feeling confident in travel insurance and assistance services administered by Allianz Global Assistance. Our Travel Tips provide helpful suggestions for preparing, planning, and packing for your trip, as well as informative articles on the many valuable benefits that are available when you’re an Allianz Global Assistance customer.

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4 advantages of buying multi-trip travel insurance

Annual multi-trip travel insurance plans provide coverage for unlimited trips of up to10 or 30-days within a 365-day period. Find out why you may want to consider purchasing an annual travel insurance plan instead of single trip travel insurance.

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3 ways to supersize the value of super visa insurance

Proof of travel insurance is a Super visa application requirement for parents and grandparents visiting Canada for a longer stay of up to two years with family. Read on for three additional benefits of buying a Visitors to Canada Plan from Allianz Global Assistance for travel medical emergencies while in Canada.

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What is medical repatriation and medical evacuation?

Medical repatriation and medical evacuation insurance provide seriously ill or injured travellers the ability to be evacuated to the nearest medical facility or repatriated to their home country once their medical emergency is stabilized.

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What seniors should know about travel insurance

We rounded up three key advices on travel insurance for Canadian seniors and snowbirds to help them get the most out of upcoming trips they know about – and the ones they don’t.

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How travellers can benefit from shared economy services

Shared economy services have revolutionized the way people travel. But, there are lots of pros and cons to be aware of. Here are five tips to help you navigate safely through options when travelling and planning your trip.

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5 tips to stay safe while travelling in Jamaica

Protection and safety are the most important aspects of planning for and enjoying any holiday overseas. While vacationing in Jamaica, stay safe by following these five tips.

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Essential drone travel tips

Learn important drone travel packing tips, especially if you plan to take drone travel videos and photography. We also list some of the best places for drone photography and feature travel protection for you and your equipment.

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Planning on taking a gap year? Here's what you should know

A gap year is typically an opportunity for experiential learning, self-discovery, and transferrable skill development. Get useful information that will help you plan for your own gap year.

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5 golden tips for senior solo travel

Solo travel is gaining in popularity with all ages, including seniors. If you are looking to travel solo after retirement, we have some basic tips to help with your travel plans. These include the need for a well-understood travel policy to help make the journey easier.

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5 tips for handling a layover

Here are the five most frequently asked questions by travellers about flights with short or long layovers, as well as suggestions on how to make the most of your trip.

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Essential tips for travelling with kids

When thinking about travelling with kids, preparation is key to a smooth and memorable vacation. From back up batteries for devices on the flight to surprising the kids with a bit of their own spending money, we provide valuable information so you can provide your family with the ideal trip.

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How to keep money and valuables safe when you travel

Learn how to safeguard your cash and valuables while travelling and how travel insurance can help if you are the victim of theft.

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Packing essentials when travelling with a baby

Find out insights on essential items needed when travelling or flying with a baby. It includes lots of helpful tips about travel insurance for infants or kids, clothing, hygiene and more. 

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7 ways trip cancellation & interruption insurance saves you money

Learn how trip cancellation and interruption insurance can protect you financially against the unforeseen events that may arise before or during your trip.

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5 ways visitors to Canada travel insurance helps

Find out why health insurance for visitors to Canada (including insurance for Super Visa applicants) should the top of mind for students, temporary workers, or new immigrants coming to Canada.

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The benefits of buying an annual multi-trip travel insurance

Two trips, whether domestic or international, is all it takes to be on your way to frequent traveller status. Learn more about how frequent travellers can save money with multi-trip annual coverage.

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Is annual multi-trip travel insurance worth it?

We listed the top 5 reasons why any Canadian frequent traveller must opt for multi-trip travel insurance when seeking protection against medical mishaps for unlimited trips within a year time. 

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Does OHIP provide the coverage travellers need?

Your provincial health insurance plan may not travel with you when travelling within Canada or abroad. Understand how a private travel medical insurance can offer valuable medical benefits, assistance services and financial protections when government health insurance coverage is limited.

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5 reasons why you need travel insurance for your cruise

We put together 5 reasons travel insurance is a must-have when you set sail on a cruise and explain the types of coverage available for you to choose from.

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Travel insurance during pregnancy: what you should know!

Protecting yourself with travel insurance is essential, particularly when you are expecting a baby. But it’s also important to know what circumstances travel insurance will or will not cover your pregnancy.

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