Expedia Selects AIG Travel as Global Travel Insurance Provider
AIG announced today that it has been selected as Brand Expedia Group’s global provider of travel insurance and assistance products. Aon Affinity Travel Practice, Expedia’s long-term US insurance partner, will continue to provide advisory services to Expedia and will deliver customer claim services in the US.
“Our work with AIG will help more people go places with confidence and with the knowledge that we are looking out for travelers. Travel can have disruptions, and together with AIG, we are creating real-time, hassle-free solutions aimed at delighting travelers” – President, Brand Expedia Group, Aman Bhutani.
Travelers can opt for AIG’s Travel Guard insurance offerings at the US point of purchase for flights, hotels, packages, cars and cruises on Expedia sites, including Expedia.com, CheapTickets, Orbitz and Travelocity.
“We are excited that our partnership with Expedia will expand AIG’s ability to provide innovative products and solutions that serve the unique needs of customers as they travel around the globe. This opportunity further establishes AIG’s leading position in the travel insurance business, building upon our strong global presence and driving growth in our overall Personal Insurance portfolio” – CEO, General Insurance, AIG, Peter Zaffino.
Following the US launch, AIG Travel and Expedia plan to expand the travel insurance offerings to the same Expedia brands globally, as well as ebookers, lastminute.com.au, lastminute.co.nz, Wotif.com and Wotif.co.nz.
“Aon is pleased to continue our 15-year relationship with Expedia, and look forward to working seamlessly with AIG Travel to serve Expedia’s US customers. Our team sees itself as an extension for Expedia and AIG Travel, and we remain focused on delivering an insurance experience that is aligned with Expedia’s travel service standards and AIG insurance products” – President, Aon Affinity Travel Practice, Beth Godlin.