AIG Travel Expands Travel Safety Program Offering With Acquisition

AIG Travel has acquired the intellectual property associated with Depart Smart, the non-profit originally founded in 2011 to provide students with travel safety skills and contingency plans during international trips and study abroad programs.

In 2016, Depart Smart founder Sheryl Hill began work with international travel safety experts, including AIG Travel, to develop the Travel HEROES safety training program. The multi-module program provides comprehensive, animated, e-learning tools to train and empower travelers to be better prepared for travels and to self-advocate when safety or medical situations arise.

AIG Travel will add the Travel HEROES safety training program to its existing assistance offerings for both individual and corporate travel insurance customers, including numerous universities. In 2019, AIG Travel introduced its own Student Travel Safety initiative with the launch of a dedicated microsite and other resources focused on sharing practical advice, actionable tips and helpful resources for students, their parents, study abroad organizations, universities and other key stakeholders.

As a travel safety advocate, AIG Travel continually looks for ways to educate customers and the broader traveling public on how to stay safe and minimize risks to ensure an enjoyable journey. In addition to its Student Travel Safety initiative, AIG Travel has also implemented safety campaigns focused on helping female travelers and members of the LGBTQ community travel with confidence and pride.

AIG Travel supports millions of customers and clients in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions and provides one-stop shopping for travel coverage and support through its Travel Guard insurance. In addition to comprehensive travel, emergency medical and security services, the plans offer coverage for diverse needs and budgets, and AIG Travel’s assistance services provide 24/7 worldwide support to travelers.

For more information, visit

Related Stories

Pandemic Prompts More Americans to Consider Travel Insurance

WTTC: Travel’s Slow Recovery Is Hitting Jobs, Growth Worldwide

Sandals Announces “Sandals Vacation Assurance Program”

Cruise Planners Unveils New Tools and Enhancements at Conference