Shanghai, China (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
ASSIST CARD, an operating company of Starr International Company, Inc., celebrated the opening of its fourteenth 24/7 regional alarm center on September 15, 2013. Located in the Pudong District, ASSIST CARD’s Shanghai Center provides regional assistance and travel support to both its inbound and outbound traveling members. As the only travel assistance and insurance company in the world with its own strategically located alarm centers, ASSIST CARD’s highly trained multilingual staff offers services such as pre-trip planning, in-transit medical assistance, legal referrals, and other world class concierge services.
CEO Alexia Keglevich stated, “We are proud to once more lead the way in travel assistance and this new Alarm Center in China will allow us to be even closer to our travelers, offering our well-known service ‘Anytime, Anywhere, Any Reason.’”
According to the World Bank, China is the world’s second largest economy, and boasts a population of 1.3 billion. With an unprecedented travel boom, increasingly wealthy population, and an easing of travel restrictions, mainland China exceeded the U.S. and Germany to become the world’s largest source market for outbound tourism by expenditure last year, and Chinese travelers are expected to spend $117.6 billion in 2013.
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1972, ASSIST CARD has defined an entire industry, setting the standard as a global leader of traveler assistance and travel insurance products. With its focus on both leisure and corporate business travel, ASSIST CARD’s global outreach of almost a half-million network service providers serving 7.5 million members in 110 countries, makes it a force for travel assistance around the world.
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