TuGo Celebrates 6th Year as a Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

(Richmond, BC, May 14, 2024) - TuGo, one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, is proud to announce its requalification as a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

“As we enter our 60th year of business, we’re honoured to once again receive Platinum Club member status with Canada’s Best Managed,” says Kathy Starko, TuGo’s CEO & President. “Since 1964, our commitment to providing comprehensive emergency medical and claims assistance, adapting to our customers' evolving needs, and empowering our insurance partners with continuous support throughout Canada, stands as a testament to TuGo’s six decades of success.”

Through innovation and collaboration, TuGo strives to create unforgettable journeys that inspire exploration, deepen connections, and leave a lasting impact on both travellers and destinations. TuGo has been among the best-in-class Canadian owned and managed companies through Canada’s leading business awards program for twelve years running, which evaluates business performance and sustainable growth.

“By seamlessly connecting travellers with the products and partners they need—when, where, and how they want them—we envision travel as a force for positive change,” says Starko.

“The 2024 Best Managed winners exemplify the highest Canadian business standards of innovation, adaptability, and bold leadership,” said Lorrie King, Deloitte Private Partner and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Their relentless ambition, determined focus, and strategic agility have led them to remain competitive on the world stage, creating sustainable economic growth in an evolving global market.”

The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail and TMX Group. For more information on the program, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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About TuGo

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 and a Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum Member. 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. For more information, visit tugo.com.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained  their Best Managed status for seven years or more).

Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Linnea Anderson

Marketing Communications Manager


Phone: 1 855 929 8846  ext. 3292

Email: land@tugo.com

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