Travel Guard North America Launches Great Outdoors Plan

New plan caters to active travelers and sports enthusiasts with coverage for equipment and gear

Apr 24, 2012, 10:00 ET from Travel Guard North America

STEVENS POINT, Wis., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the needs of active and thrill-seeking travelers in mind, Travel Guard North America (,) a leading travel insurance plan provider, recently launched its new "Great Outdoors" plan. This enhanced plan offers a comprehensive, streamlined travel insurance solution to golfers, sportsmen and adventure-seekers from the trusted Travel Guard brand, which was recently named "Best Travel Investment" in Outside magazine's annual travel awards.

Whether travelers are planning a golf getaway, hunting trip or safari, or seeking more extreme experiences like surfing, spelunking or mountain climbing, the comprehensive Great Outdoors plan covers gear and equipment, along with coverage for emergency medical expenses and evacuation, trip cancellation, interruption and delay, and more.

"A lot of time, effort and money go into planning active and adventure vacations," said Carol Mueller, Vice President of Travel Guard North America.  "Whether you're planning a relaxed sporting vacation or participating in extreme adventure, many factors can cause a dream trip to go awry. Travel Guard's new Great Outdoors travel insurance plan provides a wide range of coverages and specific sports travel services to help put active travelers' minds at ease."  

Travel Guard customers purchasing the Great Outdoors plan also receive 24/7 access to Travel Guard's travel assistance and emergency services for flight re-bookings, physician referrals, prescription refills and more.  Plus, the Great Outdoors plan includes additional sports-related concierge services like tee time reservations, PGA-professional or hunting and fishing guide referrals, coordination of equipment pick-up and delivery, driving directions, and any other requests active travelers may have.

For more information about Travel Guard's selection of travel insurance and assistance service plans, travelers can talk to their travel agent, visit or call Travel Guard's World Service Center at 1.800.826.1300. Travelers can also "Like" Travel Guard at or follow the company on Twitter @TravelGuard to stay abreast of travel trends, news and views.

About Travel Guard

Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, provides products and services to millions of travelers around the globe, including a wide range of emergency services through its wholly-owned assistance centers located in Asia, Europe and the Americas.  Travel Guard helps leisure and business travelers alike solve problems and manage risks.  Travel Guard's global reach, unparalleled service quality and proven operational capabilities allows clients to receive best-in-class care.  Travel Guard's suite of technology platforms enables seamless integration with all major travel distribution systems and supplier channels.  The travel insurance products marketed by Travel Guard are underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries and affiliates of  Chartis Inc.  For additional information, please visit our websites at and

Domestically insurance 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. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states.

Contact: Carol Mueller / Shannon Semmerling

Ashley Norman / Korin Lamourt

Travel Guard

MMGY Global

800.826.7791 ext. 13050 / 13085

212-219-7560 ext. 6777/6764

SOURCE Travel Guard North America