SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

January 04, 2016 09:00 ET

An Avid Traveler, a Travel Agent and Travel Blogger Win Trips to The New York Times Travel Show From Allianz Global Assistance

Three Winners and Their Guests to Visit New York City and Meet Renowned Travel Personalities Pauline Frommer, Mark Murphy and the 'Travel Trifecta'

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - January 04, 2016) - Allianz Global Assistance today announced the winners of its New York Times Travel Show giveaway. The leading travel insurer launched a contest in November giving travel agents, bloggers and consumers a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to New York to attend The New York Times Travel Show in January and meet some of the country's top travel personalities.

Blake Mandelberg is the blogger winner from New York City. Through her blog, Style Island, Blake drove the most traffic from her readers to the contest entry via the Allianz "Content Capsule" -- an easily imbedded microsite with engaging videos, infographics and travel tips.

The travel agent winner is Lori Rogers from Cumming, Georgia. Lori is an Independent Travel Agent affiliated with MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. Cat Crews is the consumer winner from Durham, North Carolina. She and Lori won by manually entering through a custom Facebook app on the Allianz Travel Insurance USA page.

Upon arriving in New York, Blake, Lori, Cat and their guests will receive the VIP Allianz Global Assistance "Concierge" experience featuring a special guided tour of Lower Manhattan and lunch with renowned travel author Pauline Frommer. The three winners will also have breakfast with travel personality Mark Murphy and receive expert travel advice over dinner with the "Travel Trifecta" -- leading travel bloggers Johnny Jet, Gary Arndt and Lee Abbamonte, keynote speaker at The New York Times Travel Show in 2016 and regular contributor to The Today Show, CNN, FOX Business, FOX News, ABC, CBS and The Travel Channel.

The three-night package includes airfare, accommodation at Ink 48 -- a Kimpton Hotel, meals with travel personalities, access to The New York Times Travel Show, a travel itinerary curated by Pauline Frommer and a NYC City Pass for VIP admission to iconic New York landmarks including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Winners will also receive an Allianz Travel Insurance "Go Bag" comprising of a GoPro, Portable Power Pack, Passport Holder with RFID Protection and a personally-signed Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City.

Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 18 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

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Terms, conditions, reductions, and exclusions apply to all plans. All plans not available in all states. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your letter of confirmation and certificate of insurance/policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A-"(Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, depending on the insured's state. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company.

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