KUALA LUMPUR, 22 January 2021 – Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect” or “Company”) has further strengthened its reinsurance and technology partnership with BaoViet Insurance Corporation (“BaoViet Insurance”), the largest general insurance company in Vietnam through the offering of BambooCARE Travel Insurance (“BambooCARE”) for customers flying with Bamboo Airways on its flight booking portal. This new initiative is a step forward in the partnership between the two parties which saw the launch of travel insurance and traveltech collaboration in Vietnam, inclusive of flight delay and gadget protection back in 2019. Through this new collaboration, customers flying with Bamboo Airways will enjoy a convenient and seamless experience of acquiring both flight tickets and insurance protection underwritten by BaoViet Insurance and powered by Tune Protect, on one booking platform.
This latest development is in line with Tune Protect’s growth plan to expand its footprint in the ASEAN region, adopting a digital first strategy promoting Lifestyle, Health and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) lines and segments of businesses.
“While the world is gradually acclimatising to the new norms surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel community has also become more informed and is more likely to purchase travel protection / insurance. It is a timely opportunity for Tune Protect to back BaoViet Insurance in this digital partnership, as we offer our reinsurance expertise and travel technology capabilities for BaoViet Insurance to deliver worry-free, integrated travel experience to customers flying with Bamboo Airways,” said Rohit Nambiar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.
BambooCARE is available for both domestic and international travels within and out of Vietnam on Bamboo Airways online booking platform. Sales have been quite encouraging despite coming mainly from domestic travels as borders remain closed in the country. The travel insurance product covers personal accidents, travel inconveniences and medical expenses during the trip to ensure travellers peace of mind.
“We are optimistic with this partnership with Tune Protect as it helps to drive product innovation and scale our digital and technology offering to the next level. Capitalising on both BaoViet Insurance’s network in Vietnam and Tune Protect’s expertise in reinsurance and travel technology, we are excited to see how this relationship will revolutionise the insurance industry here in Vietnam,” said Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BaoViet Insurance.
With roots tracing back to 1964, BaoViet Insurance Corporation is the oldest insurance company in Vietnam and a wholly owned subsidiary of Baoviet Holdings. As the leading insurer in Vietnam in terms of revenue, market share and growth, BaoViet Insurance provides a wide range of insurance products leveraging technology to bring convenience and a seamless experience to meet the needs of individual and corporate clients.
Established in 2017, Bamboo Airways is a Vietnam-based full-service airline owned by the FLC Group. Aspiring to be Vietnam’s first 5-star airline, the company has invested over USD11 billion to procure 24 new A321NEO aircraft and 30 Boeing 787-9. Not limited to domestic flights, the start-up airline has expanded their flight destinations to Asia and Europe.