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Allianz Global Assistance has released new updates to its TravelSmart app, as well as a new 2016 “ScholarTrips” contest.
The Android version of the TravelSmart app is now available, following the May launch of the iOS version. Additionally, the app now provides travelers with real time flight information, important medical resources, international emergency numbers, access to travel insurance information and one touch dialing to reach travel assistance and customer service.
New features in Version 2.0 of the TravelSmart app include:
Access to Allianz Travel Insurance policies, including the ability to store policies and review coverage and benefits at the traveler’s convenience. Once a policy is stored, it can be reviewed without internet access. Travelers can also use the app to manage their policy including the ability to change the dates of their policy to correspond with a new itinerary.
Real Time Flight Status Tracking allows app users to track their flight either by entering their flight number or by using the search function. The app provides on-time status and gate information.
A database that allows travelers to find the closest Allianz-reviewed healthcare provider and view the phone number, address and website. The database includes 2,000 hospitals in 129 countries. The healthcare facilities in the database have been reviewed for travelers by Allianz Global Assistance.
A country information database that includes three digit emergency phone numbers for 200 foreign destinations. The list includes countries from Afghanistan (119) to Zimbabwe (999). Each country listed also includes a link to the country’s Wikipedia entry.
A Medication Dictionary allows users to store a photo of their prescription label and find international names for common drugs. These features make refilling prescriptions faster and easier while traveling.
A First Aid Terms Translation feature provides translations for common illnesses, injuries and first aid needs. Describing an urgent situation accurately is an important factor in receiving an immediate and appropriate response.
The TravelSmart Hotline button on the home screen allows travelers to reach Allianz Global Assistance medical assistance or customer service from anywhere in the world.
The app is free to download at http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/online/travelsmart (desktop), http://bit.ly/WTwFcc (Apple App Store) and http://bit.ly/2cQH5WC (Google Play store).
2016 “ScholarTrips” Contest
Allianz has also launched a new “ScholarTrips” contest for 2016. The video and essay contest is for a scholarship program designed to support international study and volunteer programs.
Since 2004, Allianz Global Assistance has awarded more than $100,000 in travel scholarships to students who demonstrate a desire to learn or help others through travel. The goal of this year’s contest is to provide students over the age of 14 with a platform to showcase their creativity while answering the question, “What inspires you to travel abroad?” Students entering the contest will be eligible to win one of six $2,500 scholarships and one of thirty $50 Amazon Gift Cards.
This year, Allianz Global Assistance has provided travel agents with tools to promote the contest with local media and on their social media platforms. Travel agents can use the tools provided on the ScholarTrips’s “Promote the Contest” page to connect with customers and potential customers who may be interested in entering the contest. These can be found at scholartrips.org/promote.
The ScholarTrips Contest will run October 10 through November 10. The top 30 entries will be featured on the ScholarTrips website and six winners will be selected from those finalists. Full details can be found at scholartrips.org.