Blink to Strengthen Canadian Foothold with TuGo Partnership

This deal will see TuGo, one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, roll out MyFlyt™ service, easing the frustration of flight delays for travellers

Cork, Ireland (7th November 2019) – Blink, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel InsurTechs, has announced today that it has partnered with TuGo, one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, to support the roll-out of tailor-made travel solutions to its customers.

Announcing the deal, Paul Prendergast, CEO and Co-founder of Blink said: “TuGo is one of the most well-respected names in Canada’s travel insurance market. They’ve helped millions of travellers, and their reputation for service excellence precedes them. We look forward to enhancing TuGo’s travel products with MyFlyt service to improve their customers’ experiences when flights are delayed.”

Blink offers an innovative data driven travel disruption solution. Once a traveller registers their flight details, Blink monitors that flight in real-time. A flight delay that occurs to the registered flight automatically results in a traveller being notified. Real-time event notification allows for real-time problem resolution! TuGo’s customers registered with MyFlyt are offered choices that remove the stress and consequences of the delay, including airport lounge access if a flight is delayed by 2 hours or more, or a cash payout per traveller, which is immediately deposited into their bank account.

“As a customer centric organization, we’re constantly looking to improve travellers’ experiences, since this is TuGo’s Purpose—to help people travel,” Kathy Starko, TuGo’s Executive Director and Chief Production Officer affirms. “Blink’s passion and belief in revolutionizing the travel experience aligns perfectly with our values. We’re looking forward to expanding our services across the buyer’s journey; MyFlyt is a great first step, with a solution that eases the stress of travel delays for our customers.”

This partnership was a culmination of exceptional collaboration between TuGo, Blink and Red Consulting, one of Canada’s leading travel insurance and medical assistance consulting companies.

Established 55 years ago, TuGo’s dedication to travellers, partners and employees has made them one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, servicing travellers across the country. As a Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, TuGo has been recognized by the prestigious program for 7 years straight – acknowledging its innovative, world-class business practices.

Blink, which was acquired by CPP Group Plc in 2017, is quickly becoming one of the most innovative and successful providers of flight delay solutions to insurers across the globe. Recently named in TheINSURTECH100, an annual list of the world’s most innovative InsurTech companies, Blink has experienced significant growth over the last 24 months, entering into partnerships with insurers and travel organizations throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

About Blink:

Paul Prendergast (CEO) and Peter Bermingham (CTO) founded Blink in 2016, to build data-driven travel disruption insurance solutions and was one of the first InsurTech start-ups to focus on travel insurance. It was also the first InsurTech in the FCA (UK) Sandbox programme, and was one of the early partnerships of Munich Re Digital Partners, the Digital Innovation arm of global Reinsurer Munich Re. Based in Cork, the company was acquired by CPP Group (AIM CPP) in March 2017, one of the early InsurTech acquisitions globally. Since then Blink has expanded its services platform to become a world leader in parametric insurance product innovation, transforming its clients’ complex offerings into superior service experiences with simple, intuitive, online products in sectors such as Travel, Climate, Energy and IoT. Blink partners globally with insurance and financial services companies driving innovation in Asia, Europe and North America. For further information visit www.blinkblink.io.

About CPP Group:

CPP Group is a partner focused, global product and services company, specialising in the financial services and insurance markets. We use our local knowledge from 12 country markets within Asia, Europe and Central America to provide our business partners with technology-led product, marketing and distribution expertise that deliver commercial benefits and bring meaningful solutions to over 9 million end customers worldwide.

CPP’s diverse range of insurance and assistance products can be designed to suit the bespoke needs of our business partners through providing their customers with peace of mind by reducing the stresses of everyday life, ranging from protection of mobile phones, payment cards and household belongings to keeping travel plans moving and the monitoring of compromised personal data. For more information on CPP visit https://international.cppgroup.com

About TuGo:

One of Canada’s top insurance providers and a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, TuGo is a team made up of travellers who have a passion to help other travellers live their best lives. TuGo specializes in products and services that enhance and enable great travel-related experiences. Founded in 1964, TuGo understands its customers’ needs and is driven to provide top-rated service how, when and where its customers want it. For more information, visit tugo.com.