Travel Guard Offers Free Assistance to Travellers Concerned with Swine Flu Outbreak's Impact

    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Travel Guard ( announced
today it is providing free emergency travel and medical assistance services
and travel health information to U.S. and Canadian travellers affected by or
concerned with the recent swine flu outbreak. These services include worldwide
medical referrals; up-to-the-minute updates on outbreak status and travel
areas affected; information on symptoms, prevention and treatment; and
coordination of travel arrangements for those in transit.
    Travel Guard will also provide information and medical referrals for
travellers in transit who believe they may be experiencing swine flu symptoms.
Travellers seeking these services can call Travel Guard at 1-866-644-6811 (US
and Canada toll-free) or collect at 1-715-295-1209 (for international
callers). Travel Guard is also providing information and updates related to
the swine flu situation on its websites at and
    "Our worldwide travel assistance operations are closely monitoring the
swine flu outbreak and its impact on travellers around the world," said Joel
Donin, spokesperson for Travel Guard. "Travellers can contact us for travel
updates, health warnings, prevention and treatment tips and other information
related to this situation. From allowing trip cancellation due to fear of
flying following 9/11, to offering free assistance to travellers concerned
with the swine flu outbreak, Travel Guard has a proven track record of
supporting travellers."

    About Travel Guard:

    Travel Guard is one of the largest providers 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.

    Travel Guard Canada insurance is underwritten by AIG Commercial Insurance
Company of Canada (AIGCIC), with its principal place of business at 145
Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5J 1H8. AIG Commercial
Insurance Company of Canada (AIGCIC) is a member company of American
International Group, Inc. The description herein is a summary only. It does
not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the program described.
Please refer to the actual Travel Guard standard agency sales agreement.

For further information:

For further information: or to book an interview, please contact:
Jennifer Meneses, Paradigm Public Relations, (416) 203-2223 ext. 230,

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