AIG Travel enhances travel assistance app

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The US-based travel insurance provider has debuted expanded trip safety information for business travellers through a new upgrade

The AIG Travel Assistance App has been upgraded with a significant new feature through a partnership with GeoSure, providers of a granular, real-time safety measurement platform. The app, available for both iOS and Android, now provides business travellers who are insured through a group AIG business travel policy with access to hyper-local safety awareness functionality for more than 65,000 cities and neighbourhoods.

“As a travel safety advocate, we are committed to bringing the most detailed safety information to our travellers, wherever their journeys might take them,” said Jeff Rutledge, CEO, AIG Travel.

Using a combination of big data, AI, crowd-sourced reporting, and geospatial intelligence, GeoSure aggregates thousands of data sources through its proprietary risk analytics platform. The data is validated using statistical algorithms to create detailed safety ratings, down to the neighbourhood level, to help travellers understand risk conditions of various locations within cities they might travel to. The algorithms are used to determine safety scores for each location across the categories of Physical Harm, Women’s Safety, Theft, LGBTQ+ Safety, Political Freedoms, Health & Medical and then a statistical average score for Overall Safety.

Other unique features of the enhanced app include safety map searchability and safety filters for viewing the ratings that are most important to the specific traveller.