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May 26, 2015 Insurance No Comments Print Print Email Email

Travelinsurance.co.nz today announced the official launch of their new travel insurance comparison. The new quoting engine is the first comparison in New Zealand to specialise purely in travel insurance where customers can refine results based on their needs rather than price alone.

Comparisons in New Zealand are a growing trend. Kiwis are used to comparing credit cards and utilities to find a better deal, now we’re seeing an increase in consumers turning to sites like travelinsurance.co.nz (TINZ) to compare their travel insurance too. Other sites like http://www.rembrandtbkk.com/comparetravelinsurance.co.nz and Lifedirect are examples of this rising trend.

Natalie Ball, Director, travelinsurance.co.nz said: We’re really excited to launch our new travel insurance comparison in New Zealand. The market is quickly expanding which provides big opportunities for start-ups like ours.”

“Comparison websites are a great tool of convenience for consumers. We aim to save our customers time and money, and also provide helpful insurance tips to provide peace of mind that they have adequate cover for their holiday.”

“For insurance companies in New Zealand comparisons are a low cost, highly targeted sales channel. Insurers will find that reputable insurers offering competitive products at the right price generally benefit the most. We’re seeing more and more providers jumping onboard – it’s an exciting time!”

“1Cover.co.nz General Manager Jonny Knox says; “It’s fantastic to see another comparison site joining the travel insurance space here in NZ. For too long some NZ insurers have resisted participating in this valuable new channel to market, which we feel strengthens consumer choice, demystifies needless opacity and promotes transparency. We’re also understandably thrilled to be on board and gaining new customers  – this is a classic Kiwi win-win!”

Unique features

Users can compare multiple travel insurance policies side-by-side. They are also able to refine their results by increasing or decreasing benefits levels according to their needs and budget.

“Users get to choose the cover levels to best suit their holiday – so they don’t end up paying for extras they don’t need.” Said Ball

Travel insurance comparison

“Whether you’re a ski enthusiast or love lying on the beach, travelinsurance.co.nz has policies to suit all types of personalities and budgets.” Said Ball.

The site compares quotes for singles, couples, families, seniors and groups.  It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for insurance for a weekend in New Zealand, or an annual policy that covers for multiple trips – the website has quotes to suit all.

Travel insurance panel

TINZ have teamed up with the following insurance brands:

1Cover – underwritten by Allianz New Zealand specialises in providing travel insurance to New Zealanders at great value and low prices.

American Express – underwritten by Allianz New Zealand has over 150 years of experience. American Express gives you some of the best value travel insurance for your trip.

Columbus Direct – underwritten by certain syndicates at Lloyd’s of London. Trusted around the world since 1988, they provide low cost travel insurance regardless of destination.

Downunder – underwritten by Allianz New Zealand specialises in travel insurance for young adventurous travellers, business trips, ski trips and general travel.

NZ Travel Insurance – Powered by STA Travel and underwritten by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited you get the best of both worlds – a company with over 35 years’ experience making travel affordable, and the world-class customer service and support from the Allianz team.

Webjet – underwritten by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited offers a broad range of travel insurance products, with the opportunity to tailor your excess and control your premium to suit your needs.

Worldcare – underwritten by Allianz New Zealand, has been helping Kiwis overseas for more than ten years, specialising in overseas medical risks.

Get involved!

We’re always looking to compare more providers on our website. If you’re a Kiwi travel insurance provider and interested in listing please contact us today at [email protected] or 0800 698 728.

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