A&K Travel Group Launches Travel Protection with Allianz Partners

Downers Grove, IL and Richmond, VA, December 3, 2023 — A&K Travel Group (AKTG), the global lifestyle and travel brand and parent company of Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), has announced it has selected Allianz Partners to offer travel protection products to its valued guests. A&K pioneered luxury travel adventure more than 60 years ago and is today the world’s premier luxury travel company, with an unrivaled legacy of creating memorable, inspiring adventures in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. A&K selected Allianz to provide travel insurance and assistance products based on Allianz’s global network and focus on coverage, service and innovation. 

Allianz trip protection includes benefits for covered unexpected cancellations, interruptions, travel delays and missed connections, as well as benefits for unforeseen medical emergencies and baggage issues covered under the plan. Abercrombie & Kent guests can also take advantage of Allianz’s award-winning travel assistance and concierge services.

A&K guests will have access to a custom suite of products that can provide coverage up to 100% of the insured trip cost if insured customers need to cancel or interrupt their trip for a reason covered by their plan.* Additional benefits under the plans include up to $100,000 in coverage for covered medical emergencies, up to $1,000,000 for covered emergency medical transportation costs as well as coverage for lost, delayed or damaged baggage.

“As we continue to roll out our global “One A&K” strategy that connects and synergizes our A&K and Crystal brands across the world, it became apparent that we needed a travel protection partner that shared our dedication to an unparalleled guest experience,” said Cristina Levis, CEO of A&K Travel Group. “Allianz not only provides industry-leading travel protection products and assistance services, but is solidly focused on creating an outstanding customer experience.  We’re thrilled to partner with them to offer our guests the coverage, service and peace of mind that leads to a worry-free journey.”

“We are humbled by the opportunity to partner with A&K Travel Group, which has been providing unforgettable journeys for its guests for more than 60 years,” said Tom Trotta, Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at Allianz Partners USA.  “We look forward to joining them in their quest to redefine travel and exceed expectations for their valued guests.  A&K guests who select our trip protection plans can enjoy their trip knowing that we’re here to protect them from the costs of covered unexpected cancellations, interruptions and delays, as well as other situations covered by their policy.”

A&K guests who select Allianz Travel Insurance will also have access to Allianz’s award-winning TravelSmart™ mobile app. The TravelSmart app includes an Alert Center feature which provides users with location-specific travel alerts, and is the fastest, easiest way to access a travel insurance plan, file and manage a claim, track flights, receive live updates for delays and contact 24-hour travel assistance services with the touch of a button.



Press contacts


Abercrombie & Kent

Janice Yu |  jyu@abercrombiekent.com
Jean Fawcett | JFawcett@abercrombiekent.com    

Allianz Partners 
Robin Magrisi / Robin.Margrisi@finnpartners.com  
Megan Derks / Megan.Derks@finnpartners.com   

About Abercrombie & Kent (A&K)


A&K pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today our award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. Private jet and small group journeys, tailor made itineraries and luxury expedition cruises deliver beyond-the-guidebook experiences with support from more than 55 local offices. A&K is committed to giving back by ensuring that communities benefit from their natural heritage. Join the world of A&K on Facebook, Twitter: @AKTravel USA and Instagram: aktravel usa.

About Allianz Partners
Allianz Partners  (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. In the United States, the company offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and served millions of customers last year. In addition to travel insurance, the company offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel 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 property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.

*For Allianz Partners USA products offered and sold in the U.S.: Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Availability of coverage, including epidemic-related benefits and covered reasons described here, varies by product and by state. Products may not include all benefits or covered reasons described here. All benefits are subject to maximum limits of liability, which may in some cases be subject to sublimits and daily maximums. Benefits and limits vary by plan. For a complete description of the benefits and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. A+ (Superior) and A (Excellent) are the 2nd and 3rd highest, respectively, of A.M. Best’s 13 Financial Strength Ratings. Except as otherwise specified, AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. Allianz Global Assistance and TravelSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance.