Generali Global Assistance Extends Suite of Travel Insurance Plans to Growing Mountain Resort Segment
Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance plan offers variety of coverages to protect mountain resort travelers
Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division (“the Company), formerly CSA Travel Protection, today announced its new Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance offering for the growing mountain resort segment of the vacation rental market. The new plan is available during all seasons for mountain resort areas and is available immediately to property managers to offer their clients for the 2017-2018 ski season.
With the vacation rental market expected to be worth $36.6 billion by the end of 2018, the Company sees tremendous opportunities in enhancing its vacation rental coverages and features. The Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance product was curated to provide added coverages for the growing number of activity oriented travelers that target the mountain regions in both winter and summer.
Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali Global Assistance North America, commented on today’s news, “We are excited to roll out this new offering and provide enhanced coverages to the mountain resort industry – which is a burgeoning segment of the vacation rental industry. As the shared economy and home rentals continue to grow, we see significant opportunities in this area and look forward to raising our market presence with tailored products and services.”
The new Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance product retains Generali Global Assistance’s market competitive vacation rental coverages and features that help protect against events that can interrupt or completely halt vacations, such as unforeseen snow storms that delay flights, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.
The Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance product includes some additional innovative benefits:
- Coverage for lack of snow at eligible resorts (certain restrictions apply)
- Specific coverage for sporting equipment loss, theft, damage or delay
- Extended coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters
- Expanded coverage for destination accommodations being inaccessible or uninhabitable
- A wide range of emergency medical and concierge travel assistance services
Carnicelli concluded “Travelers, property managers and vacation rental owners will all be pleased with the additional coverages and unique attributes of these offerings, which make them among the strongest protections available in the mountain resort segment today.”
About Generali Global Assistance
Generali Global Assistance, formerly Europ Assistance USA, has been a leading provider of travel insurance and other assistance services for more than 25 years. The Company offers a full suite of innovative, vertically integrated travel insurance and emergency services, identity protection solutions, and beneficiary companion services. Generali Global Assistance is part of the multinational Generali Group, which for over 185 years has created a presence in 60 countries with over 76,000 employees. Our success has been built on the foundation of trust that clients have placed in our ability to provide assistance in the most difficult of circumstances.