Towergate launches new online travel insurance platform in Wales

Financial services firm Towergate Group has launched a new platform that allows brokers to develop affordable and tailored travel insurance plans.

Based in Cardiff, Insure2Travel provides travel brokers, travel agents and tour operators with an online portal to deliver annual and short period travel insurance quickly and easily.

Through the website, companies are able to save quotes and issue cover to customers. All they have to do is log in to an easy-to-use dashboard, where they can access auto-email and text delivery tools.

The company has teamed up with Travel Insurance Facilities Group to run the website. Currently, it offers three-tier cover options, including a gold package that includes £10 million of emergency medical cover.

As part of the partnership, TIFG will manage the underwriting services, claims handling and emergency assistance services. It’s one of the UK’s largest travel insurers.

Insure2Travel uses web interfacing technology from Ciscom, as well as database solutions from Microsoft to provide automated quote processing. Its servers are handled by Rackspace.

“Our websites are designed with the user as the focal point – there are no unnecessary questions and there is no data capture to sell other products,” explains the company.

“An indicative quote can be obtained in 30 seconds, with the option to email the quote to your client. Documents are available to review and cover can be placed once the quote is reviewed.

“Documents are automatically delivered by email and SMS Text. If you wish you can print documentation and use the quality hard copy policy wordings we provide.”

Speaking to Business News Wales, Insure2Travel manager Simon Parsons said: “Extended Annual Multi-trip and policy excess options now provide greater choice for the customer & we expect this to increase sales significantly.

“Quote, cover and document delivery is simple, quick and easy and together with a highly competitive, net rated product we give brokers and operators the tools to do the job.”

Steve Scott, head of business development at TIFG, added:  “We are delighted to be partnering Insure2Travel and look forward to supporting them in their travel insurance products.”