STEVENS POINT, Wis., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving just days away, many travelers will be hitting the nation's roads, airports and railways Wednesday, the day prior to the holiday, in order to make it home in time to carve the turkey with family and friends. This can result in crowds, delays, long lines and an overall hectic travel experience. To help ease some of the stress of "the busiest travel day of the year," Travel Guard® North America (www.travelguard.com), a leader in travel insurance and assistance plans, will provide emergency travel assistance services at no cost to all U.S. travelers and their families on Wednesday, November 23. Travel Guard's emergency travel assistance includes flight rebooking, hotel booking, emergency cash coordination and message relay, as well as emergency medical assistance including referrals, access to air ambulance, medical providers and more, and will be available to all travelers trying to make it home, or anywhere else, for the holiday.
"The day before Thanksgiving can be a chaotic time to travel," said Carol Mueller, Vice President of Travel Guard North America. "From crowded airports and roadways to the chance of weather-related delays and other unpredictable occurrences, there are many factors at play that can upset even the best laid travel plans. We wanted to extend our assistance services on this day in order to help make things a little easier for travelers who may experience bumps in the road as they head out to visit loved ones."
Travelers and their families seeking Travel Guard's assistance services on Wednesday, November 23, can reach the company directly by calling (866) 644-6811. Travel Guard's 24/7 assistance service centers have access to the most current information regarding airline flight schedules, can act as emergency travel counselors and are prepared to help travelers with alternative travel solutions. Travel Guard North America's comprehensive travel insurance plans include coverage for trip cancellation, interruption and delay due to inclement weather. All coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of the policy
For more information about Travel Guard's selection of travel insurance and assistance service plans, travelers can talk to their travel agent, visit www.travelguard.com or call Travel Guard's World Service Center at 1.800.826.1300.
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 www.travelguard.com, www.travelguard.ca and www.travelguardworldwide.com. The coverage listed here is for U.S. residents only. To learn more about coverage in Canada, please call 1-866-648-8422. The travel insurance products marketed by Travel Guard in the United States are underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., 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. This is only a brief description of the coverages available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Coverage may not be available in all states.
SOURCE Travel Guard North America