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August 17, 2016 13:28 ET

Travelex Insurance Services Recognized as Best Specialty Travel Partner

Virtuoso Awards Travelex Insurance for Its Excellence in the Travel Industry

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - August 17, 2016) - Travelex Insurance Services was honored for a ninth time as the industry's best travel insurance provider at Virtuoso's 28th Annual Travel Week.

International luxury travel network Virtuoso® unveiled the winners of its coveted Virtuoso Awards, which celebrate the network's superlative travel advisors, agencies and preferred partners. Travelex Insurance Services, graciously accepted Virtuoso's Best Specialty Partner award before more than 2,800 of luxury travel's most prominent figures during a gala dinner at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event, hosted by Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch, sent 14 winners from around the globe home with one of the industry's most respected awards.

"The Virtuoso Awards honor the agencies, advisors and preferred partners who are constantly innovating to create amazing memorable experiences for luxury travelers," said Upchurch. "This network is always raising the bar on the definition of excellence, and this year's winners such as Travelex Insurance Services have been recognized by their colleagues as a truly exceptional travel insurance provider."

Travelex President Mike Ambrose adds, "The Virtuoso Awards are unique, as they allow travel industry peers to recognize each other for excellence. Travelex prides itself on providing outstanding travel protection coverage, superior customer service along with a 94% claims paid rate. It is a great honor to be awarded the Best Specialty Partner again for the ninth year."

About Travelex Insurance Services:
Travelex Insurance Services, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is a leading travel insurance provider in the United States. The company was founded in 1996 when the Travelex Group purchased the travel insurance distribution services of the Mutual of Omaha Companies. Travelex delivers a wide range of travel protection plans through travel agencies and tour operators, in major airports and online at

About the Travelex Group:
Travelex is the world's largest foreign exchange and business payments specialist. The group is also one of the leading global providers of outsourced travel money to banks, travel agencies and other financial institutions. The group serves businesses and individual travelers through nearly 1000 banks, stores, malls and airports in four regions: the Americas; United Kingdom; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

About Virtuoso:
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 390 agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit

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