RICHMOND, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travel Underwriters, one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, celebrates 50 years in business today. Patrick Robinson, President & CEO, attributes the company’s success to its strategic partnerships and a belief that the experience those partners and travellers have, is what defines its success.
“For half a century, we’ve been dedicated to providing better travel experiences for Canadians,” Robinson shares. “Thanks to the strong relationships we have with our partners, we can continue this tradition for many years to come. I’d like to thank our partners for their continued loyalty and trust in us.”
Founded by Herb and Georgina Robinson in 1964, Travel Underwriters’ rich history lies in its industry innovations. In the 1960s, Travel Underwriters was the first Canadian company to launch missed flight insurance. The following decade, it introduced another innovation, annual excess emergency hospital/medical insurance. By the early 1990s, the company was offering its product to the public through insurance brokers across the country. Following that, Travel Underwriters was one of the first to sell travel insurance online. A continuing passion for moving the category into the future has fueled Travel Underwriters’ long-term viability and success.
Today, the company has a bilingual, national presence with satellite offices across Canada and in Mexico, and is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. In the past 50 years, Travel Underwriters has grown from a staff of two to a team of over 170. One thing that hasn’t changed is the team’s passion for innovation.
Travel Underwriters’ future lies in continuing to create better experiences; helping its partners build their businesses and helping Canadians travel the world with confidence.
For more information, visit www.travelunderwriters.com.
As one of Canada's top travel insurance providers, Travel Underwriters is respected for its agility, commitment and market-driven responses. For half a century, we have provided peace of mind to travellers the world over, and have been there to help when they needed it the most.
Our partners include insurance brokerages and agencies, automobile associations, airlines, travel and tour companies, financial services and Fortune 500 companies. Our travel insurance policies are sold to travellers through our partners and, together, we insure millions of trips each year. Travel Underwriters’ parent company, TU Group is designated a Canada’s Best Managed Company.