- Chidozie Uzoezie
Hepstar and Hippo to Provide Travel Insurance to South Africans
According to the Aviation Barometer by the Airports Company South Africa, 1,589,309 passengers departed South African airports to travel abroad in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone.
But South Africans are encouraged to ensure that they have adequate cover such as travel insurance to protect them against any risk that could leave them out of pocket.
Hippo.co.za, South Africa’s leading comparison website based in Dainfern and Hepstar, a travel insurance provider, have partnered to provide travel insurance to South Africans.
South African travellers can now directly purchase insurance using the Hippo.co.za comparative quoting process. In a few easy steps, consumers will be able to buy their travel insurance online, at the best price to suit their needs.
Partnering with Hepstar, users will now be directed to a dedicated (mobile and desktop enabled) platform where they can directly purchase travel insurance from service providers.
Skipping certain steps, the partnership will make it easier and quicker to buy travel insurance because information gathered during quoting is automatically sent to Hepstar’s platform.
Hepstar recently introduced a similar offering at visa application centres where users only had access to a single supplier at a time.
Established in 2007, Hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing South African providers across financial products.
Using advanced e-merchandising technology, Hepstar provides travel merchants and travel insurance providers with new merchandising abilities to tackle issue of low insurance sales.