businesswire | April 24, 2023
Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. has confirmed that Travel Agents in Canada will soon be able to view and book Canada Jetlines inventory via the Travelport Distribution System.
Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Canada Jetlines, have executed a long-term agreement to bring New Distribution Capability (NDC) content and travel retailing technology solutions to the airline.
Joining the Travelport global marketplace will enable Canada Jetlines to enhance its geographic reach and target new leisure traveler segments, while providing travel agents with increased options to create optimal travel experiences for their clients.
"Canada Jetlines’ business plan from day one believed that having our content on as many shelves as possible, at the right time, and at the right price, while offering our travel trade partners competitive earning opportunities, would contribute to our growth plans. We are looking forward to providing rich content through the Travelport+ platform, placing Jetlines inventory and services in the hands of travel agents around the world,” said Canada Jetlines Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan Bureau.
“As the only travel retailing platform built for agents, our partnership with Canada Jetlines will further expand our content portfolio on Travelport+ so that our customers can offer more choice and the best options for their customers. Our Travelport+ platform will greatly support Canada Jetlines to help them expand their reach to more retailers,” said Craig Banks, Head of Commercial, Air Partners – Americas.
The implementation of the Travelport Distribution System is expected to be completed and ready for use during the current quarter.
About Canada Jetlines
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Jetlines, an airline with a value-focused leisure carrier, utilizes a growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft for more travel options to preferred locations within the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico. It has been connecting with travel agencies for transformation and convenience in the air travel industry since 2021. With an experienced team and efficient aircraft design, it provides cost-effective and competitive flight options to the Canadian market and beyond. With a state-of-the-art web booking platform, it makes turnkey solutions available to travel agents, tour operators, and consumers. In addition, it generates revenue from reservations and ancillary sales.
prnewswire | June 02, 2023
Today, Travelex Insurance Services Inc., launched its new line of travel protection plans with an enhanced cancel-for-any-reason (CFAR) upgrade covering up to 75% of trip cost, competitive age-band pricing, and additional coverage benefits. Travelex's previous travel protection plans officially retired at 11:59 p.m. May 31.
"We really took some time and put a lot of thought into these products as we've designed them," said Shannon Lofdahl, President and CEO at Travelex. "The resulting plans offer enhanced benefits, coverages and age-band pricing. We're responding to the coverage and benefits our partners and travelers want — there's only good news here."
Enhanced plan highlights
Travelex's Travel Select plan's CFAR upgrade1 now covers up to 75% of the trip cost if travelers have to cancel their trips.
The Travel Select plan provides new trip-cancelation and trip-interruption coverage options, including adoption, attending childbirth, cancel for business reasons2, organ donor, theft of travel documents and school extension.
Competitive age-band pricing bases plan rates on each traveler's risk level.
"I truly believe travel insurance is crucial to travel today," Lofdahl said. "Travelex is committed to protecting you and your trip investment when the unexpected happens."
About Travelex Insurance Services
Travelex Insurance Services has been a leading U.S. provider of travel insurance. As a premier partner to the travel industry, Travelex offers an array of products designed to help travelers create and protect the moments that matter most while they explore the world. We are part of the Zurich family of global brands and a woman-led organization that appreciates diversity. Guided by our values, we are optimistic, caring and reliable. With forward thinking, determination and a sense of togetherness, we help travelers dream, explore, and travel on.
globenewswire | May 25, 2023
Healix, the global provider of travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services, has officially launched Healix Travel Safe. This unique online tool supports employers in protecting employees who are traveling for work. Following the huge success of Healix’s COVID Travel Safe product (launched in June 2020), the team has developed this offering to provide automated assessments of the medical, logistical and security risks posed to people who travel for work.
The Healix Travel Safe tool provides a comprehensive assessment based on an analysis of the employee’s unique profile and relevant medical history, as well as the proposed itinerary and destination location(s). This assessment identifies those who may be at an increased risk of encountering various dangers and provides insight on potential impacts.
Upon completing a confidential, user-friendly online questionnaire, employees will receive an assessment instantly. They can then download this personalized assessment along with guidance on steps they can take to mitigate any risks that they are likely to face if they proceed with the trip. A dedicated portal also enables employers to access a report that details assessment outcomes for all employees in the form of a traffic light system.
With work-related travel set to recover to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, employers need the right tools to holistically assess and manage the wide-ranging risks impacting business travel. These risks include rising geopolitical tensions and natural disasters as well as the unique and personal risks that individual employees may face.
Healix Travel Safe hits the market at a critical time for business travel. Organizations are focused on ensuring compliance with the new ISO 31030 standard while simultaneously working to reassure employees that their safety and well-being is top priority. Healix Travel Safe ensures that 1) all aspects of travel are properly assessed for risks and security, 2) appropriate safety measures are taken and 3) your organization remains aligned with the global best practice standard.
Charlie Butcher, CEO at Healix International, comments:
"Travelling for work can be an apprehensive venture in the context of the current climate of geopolitical volatility, recent natural disasters and other risk factors. By aligning with the latest ISO standard businesses can ensure the safety of their people, but to do so requires a thorough assessment of both the health of the traveller and their end destination. It is only with a clear understanding of which employees are more vulnerable and what threats certain locations can pose that a clear plan can be built to ensure the safety of their workforce.
“After the success of the COVID Travel Safe tool in addressing Covid-related risks, we have built out the original product to create Healix Travel Safe. This will provide employers the ability to plan and mitigate risk, in line with the global standard, but also gives travelling employees peace of mind and the knowledge that their employer is doing all they can to protect the safety of their workforce.”
Healix is a global provider of travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services. We work on behalf of multinationals, governments, NGOs and insurers they look after the welfare of expatriates, travellers, offshore workers and local nationals in every country of the world. Healix provides a comprehensive, integrated range of solutions to help safeguard the health and security of their client's employees, providing a single point of contact to access the expertise and help they may need, wherever they are in the world, 24/7.