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Amadeus Qatar encourages sale of online insurance
New initiative encourages travel agents to sell travel insurance through integrated online platform
March 26, 2011 4:35 by p.deleon
Amadeus Qatar has launched an initiative aimed at travel agents to increase sales of its online travel insurance policies.
To encourage travel agents to provide insurance to customers, Amadeus is offering increased promotions to agencies to sell the policies to travellers booking with them. At the end of April, Amadeus will award the travel agent who has sold the most policies.
The use of the online integrated insurance platform enables travel agents to provide the insurance easily to customers. Amadeus was the first to offer integrated online insurance in Qatar, linking up with Chartis Insurance to enable fast online purchasing for customers on the Amadeus platform. Chartis works exclusively with Amadeus in Qatar.
Wafiq Al-Wahidi, GM, Amadeus Qatar, said: “The integrated insurance platform is a very efficient way of giving travellers insurance. Policies are awarded very quickly by utilising passenger data that is already in the system from travel information, so travel agencies become more efficient by being able to issue insurance in minutes.”
Insurance is an important travel product, providing peace of mind in case of flight cancellation, lost luggage or delays, among other incidents. Many passengers simply see insurance as a way of getting a visa to visit a country – it is often a pre-requisite – however travel agents are educating passengers that an insurance policy is a worthwhile travel item even when a visa is not required. Many policy types are available through Amadeus, including schengen plan insurance.