Who We Are

Trusted by millions of Canadians, visitors to Canada and international students to support them in their travels within Canada and across the globe, TuGo is one of the nation’s top travel insurance providers. Since 1964, TuGo has been proudly Canadian-owned and operated, specializing in travel insurance products & in-house services including 24/7 emergency medical assistance, claim administration and customer service, with support in 27 languages.

Platinum Club Member, Canada's Best Managed Companies


Being recognized as a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a huge accomplishment for TuGo. This award is a true reflection that we’re following our mission to create value for our customers and our people. Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices through a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

Awards & Accolades

Not only has TuGo been designated a Best Managed Company, Platinum Member, but we’ve also been fortunate to receive acknowledgements as:

  • Underwriter/Travel Insurance of the Year Finalist – Industry Award, ITIJ
  • Excellence in Philanthropy & Community Service Finalist - CNA Canada Award, Insurance Business Canada
  • Best Ad Campaign Finalist - Reader’s Choice Award, Insurance Business Canada
  • Climate Champion Award winner for offsetting over 539 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and supporting high-quality renewable energy and energy efficient projects, Hemlock Printers

Where It All Began

We've been innovators in the travel medical insurance business since the beginning! It all began in Herb and Georgina Robinson's basement in 1964. Since then, we've come a long way. We're now a bilingual company with a national presence and offices all over Canada.

TuGo: A Brief History


Herb and Georgina Robinson founded TuGo, originally Travel Underwriters


First Canadian company to launch missed flight insurance


Introduced annual excess emergency hospital/medical insurance


One of the first to sell travel insurance online


Underwriter/Travel Insurer of the Year Finalist - International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Industry Award


  • Bilingual, national presence
  • One of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Platinum Member

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