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AIG Travel Shares Five Tips for Summer Travel

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Provider of Travel Guard® travel insurance solutions offers handy hints for vacationers

HOUSTON (June 15, 2015) — With the summer travel season in full swing AIG Travel, provider of Travel Guard® travel insurance solutions and global assistance services, today shared tips for planning summer travel.

  • Check your passport’s expiration date. If your passport is scheduled to expire within six months, some airlines may not let you board and some countries will not let you enter. In the U.S., routine renewal applications typically are processed within four to six weeks, but expedited options are available at an additional cost.
  • Research your intended destination. Be aware of seasonal, political and environmental conditions that may result in trip delays. For example, high-speed trains in Europe can be an enjoyable and efficient way to explore, but strikes by rail workers are not uncommon and are usually announced in advance, so have a backup plan. Know routes and timetables of regional trains, and your options for spending additional sightseeing time or even another night at your destination.
  • Learn about recommended immunizations for your destination from reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, and schedule vaccination appointments well in advance to ensure you’re protected before your journey begins. Keep in mind some vaccinations take time to be effective and some must be administered in a series over several days or weeks. Consider visiting a travel immunization clinic, whose team may be more up to date than your primary care doctor on vaccinations for foreign destinations. Remember to check with your health insurance plan to determine your coverage and costs.
  • Plan ahead for water safety. Water sports are a favorite summer vacation pastime, so if you or your family can benefit from age-appropriate swimming lessons, a boater safety session, or a refresher scuba diving course, look into options and consider the price to be part of your vacation budget. Consider enrolling in a CPR course, too; your training may not be called upon this summer, but it may benefit you and your loved ones long after the memories of your summer vacation have faded.
  • Consider trip insurance. For a small percentage of the cost of a summer vacation, a travel insurance policy can cover many unforeseen situations like trip cancellation or interruption, baggage delay or loss, or medical emergencies while traveling.

For vacationers with a Travel Guard insurance policy, AIG Travel’s global reach and assistance centers, which operate 24/7/365, provide support from coordinators who speak more than 40 languages to help travelers solve problems and manage risks while they travel around the globe.

For more information about traveling smart this summer visit or, follow Travel Guard on Twitter @TravelGuard, or call Travel Guard’s World Service Center at 1-800-826-1300.

About AIG Travel and Travel Guard
AIG Travel, Inc., a member of American International Group, Inc., is a worldwide leader in travel insurance solutions and assistance. Travel Guard® is the marketing name for its portfolio of travel insurance solutions and travel-related services, including assistance and security services, marketed to both leisure and business travelers around the globe. Services are provided through a network of wholly owned service centers located in Asia, Europe and the Americas. For additional information, please visit our websites at and

Products or services may not be available in all countries or states, and coverage is subject to actual policy language. Noninsurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. In the United States, Travel Guard insurance products are offered through licensed insurance producers, including Travel Guard Group, Inc., and underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, New York, NY 10038, that is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445.

About AIG
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries, and coverage is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

Lauren Sancton
MMI Agency