Cheers to 60: Celebrating TuGo’s sixtieth Anniversary


The day has lastly come – it’s our 60th anniversary! TuGo has formally been in enterprise for 60 years. To have a good time, we’re taking a stroll down reminiscence lane, to convey us again to our roots, the place all of it started in 1964. 

Nineteen Sixties

In 1964, Herb & Georgina Robinson begin North American Air Journey Insurance coverage Brokers Ltd., which turns into the primary Canadian journey insurance coverage firm to supply missed flight insurance coverage. 


The corporate rebrands as “Journey Underwriters” (TU), and continues to interrupt limitations within the business, being the primary to market with annual hospital and medical insurance coverage. 


With Georgina main the corporate with a objective to make use of girls re-entering the workforce, the group grows to over 50 staff.  

On account of cutbacks in funding out of province medical prices by provincial authorities well being plans, market alternative begins to speed up; and with it, so does Journey Underwriters. 


The corporate acquires competitor, TravelSure, and launches revolutionary ‘TravelGold’ product for out-of-province protection. Whereas massive companies dominate the market, TU opens gross sales places of work in Montreal and Toronto, and the household’s second technology takes on management roles.  


With a bilingual nationwide presence, TU turns into one of many first insurance coverage suppliers to promote journey insurance coverage on-line. This decade brings 9/11, SARS and the 2008 monetary disaster, however prudent decision-making ensures TU’s survival. 


Privately owned & operated as a 2nd technology enterprise, the corporate rebrands to TuGo in 2015. TuGo is awarded one among Canada’s Finest Managed Firms, and finalist for Underwriter/Journey Insurance coverage of the Yr and Excellence in Philanthropy & Neighborhood Service. 


Despite the COVID-19’s journey affect, TuGo continues to be responsive, revolutionary, and socially accountable, with practically 150 various and extremely succesful staff throughout Canada. Thanks in your assist and loyalty over time. We sit up for supporting you in your travels, in our sixtieth 12 months and past! 


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