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Richmond, Virginia, November 2, 2023 – From east to west, Southern U.S. cities will see an abundance of rental car drivers this Thanksgiving holiday, according to travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners’ Top 10 Thanksgiving Rental Car Report.

insurance provider Allianz Partners USA reviewed* car rental reservations made by Americans traveling between November 18-28, 2023 through partners that offer Allianz Rental Car Damage Protector. The company found that the top rental car locations this upcoming Thanksgiving season are Orlando, Florida (#1), Dallas, Texas (#2), Phoenix, Arizona (#3), Las Vegas, Nevada (#4), and Los Angeles (#5). The list is rounded out with a majority of Southern destinations, with Tampa, Florida (#6), Denver, Colorado (#7), Charlotte, North Carolina (#8), Miami Florida (#9) and Austin, Texas (#10), completing the top 10 respectively.

“Americans opting to get behind the wheel this Thanksgiving are gearing their getaways towards sunshine and favorable weather conditions,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “No matter what the weather forecast calls for, drivers should consider their options when it comes to purchasing added-on protection for their road trip. Allianz’s Rental Car Damage Protector is a cost-effective alternative to the rental car counter that has all the benefits, coverage and service needed for successful Turkey-day celebrations.”

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Allianz Partners offers its Rental Car Damage Protector** through leading travel providers and directly to consumers as an alternative to the typically higher priced collision damage insurance products that are offered at rental car counters. The product provides primary coverage, includes no deductible and can be purchased for domestic or most overseas rentals. Rental Car Damage Protector plans also include $500 in Trip Interruption coverage, which can be used to reimburse travelers for the unused portion of their pre-paid expenses or for extra unexpected transportation expenses when insured customers have to cut their trip short due to a reason covered by their policy. The product is also backed by Allianz Partners’ award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance.

*Methodology: The data of U.S. travelers’ 2023 Thanksgiving traveling plans was gathered by analyzing the number of travelers that were offered a rental car product during the Thanksgiving season (11/18/2023 to 11/28/2023). In total, more than 1,700 reservations were reviewed.

About Allianz Partners

In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.

**Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. See plan for full details. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Rental Car Damage Protector does not provide coverage for vehicles driven in Jamaica; other location-based restrictions may apply, coverage available only for eligible vehicles, see your plan for details. Rental Car Damage Protector provides benefits that may cover loss, damage or theft to the insured’s rental car, subject to the plan’s terms, conditions and exclusions. It does not provide bodily injury or property damage liability coverage or comply with any financial responsibility laws or laws mandating motor vehicle coverage. Benefits, coverage, exclusions, and limits vary by plan and by state, and sub-limits may apply. Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage, when purchased as part of an annual plan, is not available to KS, TX, and NY residents. For WA residents, Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage may not be available in all plans. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated “A‐” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Global Assistance, Allianz Partners, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.