Amadeus, an IT solutions provider for the travel industry, has entered into a partnership deal with global insurer ACE Insurance to extend its online travel insurance products through travel agencies across Singapore.

The partnership will enable travel agents to offer ACE travel insurance products in a more effective and efficient manner, with their insurance policies managed through the Amadeus reservation system. As a result, consumers can obtain instant travel insurance activation whenever an airline booking is made, offering much more convenience.

It is paramount that the interests of our customers be observed at all times. ACE Insurance strives to provide them with the best financial protection and medical assistance should there ever be a need for it, said Kenneth Brown, managing director for ACE Insurance Limited. Through our collaboration with Amadeus, our products have become almost instantaneous and are only a click of a button away.

David Brett, president of Amadeus Asia Pacific, said: We are delighted to have partnered with ACE Insurance to provide travel insurance to the Singapore market. Insurance is an important segment for us and will continue to be so. The move sees us unite with ACE Insurance to form a one-stop shop service for travelers, by providing them with the ultimate travel solution package.

At present, ACE Insurance policies are available in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Phillipines and Thailand. The addition of Singapore will make it the fifth country in Asia Pacific to join this insurance network.