Expedia, the leading online travel service, has expanded its exclusive deal with travel insurance and assistance specialist Mondial Assistance.
The extended contract will see Mondial provide innovative travel insurance solutions in thirteen countries across Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and Australasia.
Already a long-term partner throughout large swathes of Europe, including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, the new five year contract sees Mondial Assistance become the exclusive provider of travel insurance in several important new markets for Expedia including Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand.
The umbrella deal will see Mondial Assistance provide dynamically packaged travel insurance direct from the Expedia homepage and as a separate white label offering.
Expedia expanded its current arrangement with Mondial to administer its travel insurance policies exclusively within these regions, in recognition of Mondial’s global capabilities and track record of delivering insurance products to web users across the world as Phillip Iveson, director of ancillary revenue at Expedia explains.
“The expansion of the deal will allow Expedia to integrate new countries into the Expedia Travel Insurance offering as and when they are launched. Mondial has proved over many years to be a reliable and reassuring partner to our customers offering flexibility and value for money.”
Ben Smart, UK sales director for the Corporate and Travel division at Mondial Assistance, said: “We are delighted that our partnership with Expedia is going from strength to strength. As global leaders in our respective fields, we are proud to be associated with Expedia.”