Mondial Assistance Launches TUI in a Box

Mondial Assistance UK* has joined forces with TUI Travel UK & Ireland (TUI UK) to launch TUI In A Box. TUI UK is the first major tour operator to sell travel insurance off the shelf. This latest innovation, to be sold in Thomson and First Choice shops, will provide customers with a more convenient travel insurance solution.

TUI UK has identified a new opportunity to promote travel insurance to customers alongside their Foreign Exchange bureaus, enabling customers to choose and pay for the relevant policy while buying their currency. Once purchased, customers can activate the policy themselves by going online within 14 days of purchase and inputting basic information, such as the policy number and unique receipt number.

Customers can select from TUI UK’s eight travel insurance policies within the travel insurance box, including single trip cover for individuals and families and TUI UK’s new annual multi-trip policy. TUI In A Box will be available from 120 Thomson and First Choice shops, with a view to rolling to the rest of the retail network.

Nick Longman, Distribution Director at TUI UK says, “This is a major coup for us in becoming a big player in the travel sector to bring off the shelf travel insurance policies to our customers. Our partnership with Mondial Assistance has allowed us to take our travel insurance offering to the next level, putting customers in control of their cover options at the point of sale.”

Ben Smart, Sales Director for Travel at Mondial Assistance UK comments, “This is an exciting new service provided by Mondial Assistance, which will help TUI UK deliver great value, convenient travel insurance on the high street. We will continue to work closely with TUI UK in order to build on our successful partnership, providing a cost-effective, streamlined product that delivers a great service to all its customers.”