Close joins forces to offer travel insurance

Hotel booking platform on Aug. 23 announced its partnership with travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance to offer customers a variety of travel insurance options.

About 30 percent of American leisure travelers buy travel insurance, and most of those who don’t are only familiar with flight and trip cancellation protection, but not with options for emergency medical and evacuation coverage as well as coverage for misdirected baggage, according to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association.

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