Travel Safety Tips & Advice

Welcome to the AIG Travel Safety Hub, your comprehensive resource for travel safety tips, insights, and expert advice to ensure a secure and worry-free journey.


From practical airport safety measures, navigating last-minute holiday bookings, understanding the risks associated with traveling without insurance, staying secure while using public transport, ensuring hotel safety, and handling flight cancellations, our guide equips you with the knowledge to protect yourself and your travels.


By embracing our recommendations and being prepared, you can travel with confidence and peace of mind. 


Featured Article:

The Best Travel Insurance For A European Holiday

Whether you’re planning a multi destination trip where you try capture as much of this wonderful continent as possible or you’re spending a few weeks in an iconic holiday destination, AIG has all the best offers to ensure your holidays are as safe as possible and you’re covered for every eventuality.

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

8 Tips to Stay Secure at the Airport

Did you know you are at greatest risk of being a victim of crime in the first 24 hours of a trip abroad? More and more of us are travelling through Ireland’s airports to unfamiliar destinations. The good news is, there are some easy things you can do to help protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of crime.

7 Tips For Booking A Last Minute Holiday

So you were planning a staycation but the lack of sunshine is getting to you? Or has life been manic and you haven’t had a minute to book anything? You know you need to put some guaranteed sunshine between you and next winter but isn’t everything booked up by now? Not necessarily. We offer our top tips when it comes to booking a last minute holiday, including ways to bag a bargain.

Risks You Take without Travel Insurance

Many holidaymakers don't buy travel insurance until right before they are due to leave. Our recent figures reveal that 29 per cent of customers waited until the day before their holiday to arrange their cover, with another 11 per cent only buying travel insurance two days before their trip.

7 Travel Tips For Using Public Transport

You have been looking forward to your holiday for months, maybe years. You get to your destination, a bustling city full of colour, contrast and life. There are so many new things to see and do but to get to them you have to navigate public transport…

13 Essential Hotel Safety Tips

Whether it’s for a week in the sun or a romantic city break, a holiday is a great opportunity to let your hair down and really relax. However, that doesn’t mean we can completely forget about our safety as criminals and scam artists are known to specifically target tourists.

8 Travel Scams Happening Right Now in Europe and How to Avoid Them

In an effort to keep travellers safe, AIG has uncovered 8 of the most common travel scams that are currently happening in Europe. From “highway pirates” in Italy to bogus plainclothes police officers in the Czech Republic, there are all sorts of scam artists waiting to take advantage of travellers and their wallets.

8 Important Airport Tips Infographic

Lots of travellers look forward to jetting off on a weekend city break or a family holiday.  We want heading away to be as stress-free as possible so we compiled a helpful infographic that will guide you in protecting you and your family from crime at the airport. 

Flight Cancellations: What Should I Do if My Flight is Cancelled?

‘Cancelled’ is the last word you want to see on an airport monitor, especially if you are going on your only holiday of the year. Unfortunately, air traffic control strikes, dangerous weather conditions and mechanical failures lead to hundreds of flight cancelations from Ireland every year. What should you do when your flight is cancelled?

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