AIG Travel Guard offers free assistance to passengers stranded by Zoom Airlines



    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - AIG Travel Guard is offering free emergency
travel assistance to passengers stranded in both Canada and the United Kingdom
due to the grounding of all Zoom Airlines flights. Passengers do not need to
be AIG Travel Guard customers. Travellers will receive free assistance in
rebooking flights on other carriers, arranging for hotel accommodations for
those stranded and other emergency travel help.
    Passengers can reach AIG Travel Guard toll-free, 24 hours-a-day at
1-866-878-0192 or 416-646-3723. Canadian passengers stranded in the United
Kingdom should make a collect call to 416-646-3723. This assistance is
provided at no charge with passengers assuming any costs related to new
flights on other airlines.
    "Because AIG Travel Guard is a leading, global insurance provider, we
have the resources and infrastructure in place to assist in emergency
situations like this issue with Zoom Airlines," says Joel Donin, director of
marketing, AIG Travel Guard Canada. "We want travellers to know that we are
here to help, even if they did not purchase travel insurance -- and we will be
increasing staff support in our Command and Control centre to do whatever we
can to assist stranded Canadian and British passengers. It's the right thing
to do."

    About AIG Travel Guard:

    AIG Travel Guard is the largest provider of travel insurance and
assistance in North America, offering consumers a variety of travel insurance
plans, all with comprehensive travel and protection services - and backed by
superior customer service. AIG Travel Guard is a wholly owned subsidiary of
AIG Travel, Inc., a member company of American International Group, Inc.
(AIG). American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a world leader in insurance
and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization
with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.
    For more information about AIG Travel Guard, please visit
www.travelguard.ca.

    The travel insurance offered through Travel Guard is underwritten by
American Home Assurance Company a New York Insurance Company (NAIC No.19380),
with its principal place of business in New York, NY and a member of the AIG
Companies(R). The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and
termination provisions. All coverages may not be available in all provinces.
    Travel insurance through AIG Travel Guard may include coverage for trip
cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical expenses,
medical evacuation expenses, and lost or delayed baggage. AIG Travel Guard's
plans also includes 24-hour travel emergency service(xx) for emergency medical
assistance, last-minute or emergency travel changes, lost luggage tracking,
pre-trip travel advice, and more-
    (xx)Non-insurance services provided by AIG Travel Assist

    AIG Travel Guard is a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG Travel, Inc., a
member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). American
International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders in insurance and financial
services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations
in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial,
institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide
property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG
companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and
asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Paris, Switzerland and
Tokyo.




For further information:

For further information: Tracey Bochner, Paradigm Public Relations,
(416) 203-2223, tbochner@paradigmpr.ca

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