Is travel insurance part of your service offering as a travel agent?
If the answer to this question is ‘no’, remember that travel insurance can mean the difference between an unforgettable holiday and one your clients prefer not to remember.
What’s more travel insurance can also significantly impact on your bottom line. With high commissions, it is an extremely profitable product for travel agents to sell.
And, the good news is that thanks to Amadeus’ partnership with global insurance aggregator Hepstar, selling travel insurance has become a lot easier in Nigeria.
Travel agents in Nigeria can now sell Cornerstone Travel Insurance while making a booking in Amadeus Selling Platform and Sell Connect. They are able to add an insurance policy to a flight booking without ever having to leave the booking flow.
“By integrating insurance content into our channels, travel agents can save time by booking all the elements of a trip within their existing booking flow and with only a few key strokes,” says Yann Gilbert, Amadeus Nigeria’s GM.
Trip and traveller details are automatically pre-populated so no data needs to be entered twice, which saves time and effort for the agent. Insurance bookings are fully integrated into the Passenger Name Record (PNR) and back office systems, allowing for easy reporting and after-sales service.
“Quick and extremely easy” is how Donald Ullah from Rewards Travel explains the process. Rewards Travel is one of the first agencies to pilot selling Cornerstone Products through the Amadeus system, and according to Ullah this has given his agency the competitive edge as it allows his travel consultants to offer clients a more complete travel service.
It’s a win-win situation for both the traveller and the travel agent, adds Kolawole Ladejobi, Cornerstone Insurance Plc Head of E-Business & Alternative Markets. “With our partnerships, we have made travel insurance more accessible for Nigerians and seamless for travel agents.”
Contact Cornerstone/Hepstar today to activate your office and start selling travel insurance from Amadeus!
Hepstar Customer Service
(to activate your office ID)
Tel: +27 (0)11 929 3185
Cornerstone Insurance Plc
(questions about Travel Insurance)
Tel: 012806500 | 0810 6000 800