About Aon Affinity Berkely Travel
Aon Affinity Berkely Travel is the leading provider of insurance benefits and services exclusively to the travel industry. Our primary products include Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions Insurance and Customized Travel Protection Programs.
Berkely is wholly owned by Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions.
Berkely's own leverage is further enhanced to ensure that we can negotiate the most attractive travel insurance terms in the marketplace on behalf of our clients. No other travel insurance administrator can offer the depth, stability and in-depth knowledge of this specialized market.
Our company was the first to introduce trip cancellation coverage to travelers in the United States, in 1964. At that time, only local retail agents distributed travel insurance to passengers. In 1983, we discovered a new distribution method while designing and implementing the first customized plan sponsored by a tour operator.
Since that time, Berkely has evolved as a specialist in providing custom-designed, private-label plans to tour operators, cruise lines and online travel companies. In 1987, we began administering a plan for our first cruise line partner. More recently we have evolved our expertise in the online space, which we leverage among clients such as Expedia. This expertise is also leveraged across all clients with an online booking engine and/or web presence. These alliances have proven important as they have lead the way to Berkely becoming the travel insurance industry leader in the tour operator, cruise line and Internet travel markets. A partial list of Berkely's clients is available by request.
We have learned the business from the ground up, as it evolved over the past 40 years. Today, our travel protection plans are offered to over 10 million travelers annually, making Berkely the undisputed market leader in North America. We define the very best in customer service and plan design, consistently entering uncharted territory in our pursuit of new opportunities to increase your revenue and customer satisfaction. Berkely remains structured to provide the personalized programs that have proven to be the cornerstone of our existence throughout our many years of service.