Top Quote The pilfering and damaging of luggage while in transit is a global problem, and one that is a constant concern for travellers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 25, 2010 - Sure Travel has found a unique way to counteract this common problem, by offering a complimentary insurance benefit for all existing travel insurance policies through Bbagzz, a luggage enclosure that offers the ultimate in luggage security solutions.

    The insurance is an additional stand-alone cover, providing cover for your luggage while in transit The cover insures items either lost due to pilfering or ruined by damage up to R 1 000 per item. Further, delayed luggage is also covered up to R1 000 per item, while R5 000 coverage is proved for total loss of luggage, with a R250 excess.

    Bbaggz seals off your luggage entirely, including all locks and zips. Sure Travel CEO Vanya Lessing says that the introduction of Bbagzz into the market is an ideal solution to the widespread problem of pilfered and damaged luggage.

    "For a long time pilfering, damage and tampering of suitcases while in transit has been a major problem for the travel industry. Bbagzz enclosures will assist greatly in overcoming this problem not only by providing visible suitcase protection, but also providing insurance against any sort of tampering," she says.

    Each Bbaggz enclosure has its own unique identification number, and travellers will need to carry separate Bbagzz for their luggage for each leg of their journey. Every time a Bbagzz enclosure is used the insurance needs to be activated through SMS using the unique code found on each bag. Standard SMS rates do apply when doing so, but free sms'es are also accepted.

    Sure Travel is currently the only travel company offering Bbaggz for travellers looking for piece of mind wherever their journeys may take them. Lessing says that it is a great privilege to partner with Bbagzz, and that this is certainly a mutually beneficial relationship.

    Bbagzz CEO Roger Martin, who developed the Bbagzz seal five years ago after his own luggage had been pilfered, echoes Lessing's sentiments. "We are extremely excited about this new product, and even more excited that we are initially able to distribute it through a respected travel company such as Sure Travel," he says.

    Lessing says that Bbagzz will offer travellers several security benefits. "The product will decrease the prospects of criminals attempting to steal luggage. Further, it eliminates the possibility of items going missing, and dramatically reduces the risk of pilferage and tampering whilst in transit. The unique Sure Travel branded packaging results in luggage being more easily identifiable on the carousel when picking up your bags, as the majority of suitcases are usually black. Any form of tampering, whether it is the removal or insertion of items, will immediately be evident when collecting your luggage," she says.

    Non-security added benefits of the packing are that it protects your luggage against both liquid damage and zip failure. Lessing concludes that the product will provide air travellers with an assurance that they did not have before.

    "The uncertainty associated with modern day flying extends into the security of your luggage. This insurance is, therefore, highly essential, not only in terms a peace of mind, but in practical security terms, and will provide a reliable safeguard against an all too-common threat," concludes Lessing.

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