Richmond, VA, & Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2022 — , the premier hospitality platform transforming short-term rentals for the way people travel and invest today, has selected to protect its customers with trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage and 24/7 travel assistance. For peace of mind while traveling, AvantStay’s guests will have access to Allianz Travel Insurance for trip cancellations and interruptions and to Allianz’s award-winning travel assistance services when questions arise.
“We are dedicated to making every stay as memorable and care-free as possible as we continue to lead the charge in reinventing hospitality for group travel and vacation rentals,” said Sean Breuner, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of AvantStay. “With the constantly changing travel landscape, our partnership with Allianz Partners is just one more way that we offer our guests peace of mind for their trip, knowing they can be protected from certain unexpected events that could impact their trip.”
“We’re pleased to offer our travel protection products to the travelers staying at AvantStay’s diverse portfolio of 1,500 vacation rental properties across more than 100 destinations,” said Tom Trotta, Vice President of Sales at Allianz Partners USA. “AvantStay customers who opt in for travel protection can enjoy their trip knowing that we’re here 24/7 to help navigate most travel-related mishaps and make every stay even more enjoyable.”
“Our guests will be able to book their stays with us worry-free with the added benefit of Allianz Travel Insurance integrated seamlessly onto our booking platform. Just as we use technology to provide guests a customized experience during their stay, we will continue to leverage technology to ensure a curated, thoughtful experience to meet every guest’s needs before and after their stay as well,” said Reuben Doetsch, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of AvantStay.
Trip cancellation and interruption coverage from Allianz Partners can include up to 25 different covered reasons that may cause an AvantStay guest to cancel or interrupt their trip, such as an unexpected illness or injury, a mandatory individually-ordered quarantine due to an epidemic-related illness* and hurricane warnings or mandatory evacuations at the destination, among other covered reasons.**
AvantStay customers who purchase Allianz Travel Insurance will have access to Allianz’s award-winning TravelSmart™ mobile app. The app includes an Alert Center feature which provides users with location-specific travel alerts. The TravelSmart™ mobile app is the fastest, easiest way to access a travel insurance plan, file and manage a claim, track flights, receive live updates for delays and easily contact 24-hour travel assistance services.