Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) has partnered with Seattle-based insurance broker VacationGuard to provide travel insurance products for timeshares, travel clubs, resorts and vacationers.

The new travel insurance products will provide protection from trip cancellation, delays, injuries and accidental damage to rental units to the property owners and vacation renters.

With filings pending in Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, BHTP travel insurance products for VacationGuard were approved in 45 jurisdictions.

BHTP president Dean Sivley said: "We are excited to be able to work with VacationGuard to extend our cutting-edge travel protection to their customers.

"The expertise and innovation they’ve brought to the market is a perfect match for our organization and reinforces our commitment to continually advancing insurance for all travelers."

VacationGuard vice-president Brian Rock said: "We’ve always sought a vertically integrated carrier with world-class services, and BHTP has proven themselves to be leaders in embracing innovation, technology, and a culture that will protect the brand-sensitive companies we work with."

BHTP is the marketing name for the travel protection and services of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Concierge, which offers personal and emergency assistance services and liability-protection products to customers.

VacationGuard develops and markets products for the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.