Price comparison site finder.com.au has found that one in five Australians don’t get travel vaccinations before going abroad.
Travel insurer InsureMyTrip has revealed that through its Anytime Advocates programme, which began almost a decade ago, it has saved policyholders more than US$1 million.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is launching a consultation to seek views and evidence of the challenges firms face in providing travel insurance for consumers who have, or have had, cancer, and the challenges for these consumers in accessing insurance.
The latest annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index has found that many American travellers are wary of self-driving cars.
According to findings from Booking.com, the favourite ‘foodie’ travel destinations are Hong Kong, Brazil, Japan, Greece and Malaysia.
Research from New Zealand travel insurer Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) shows 61 per cent of New Zealanders believe it is unacceptable for travellers without insurance to seek public funding after suffering accidents or medical emergencies overseas
Features and analysis
Profit margins in the travel insurance sector are squeezed pretty much as tight as they will go, but one way in which profits can be boosted is through partnerships – whether it is a trade union, an airline or a credit card provider – increasing market share without necessarily re-designing the product. Just how powerful are these partnerships?
The sources from whom travellers and their insurance companies are getting their advice matters, especially when information can vary, resulting in confusion and lack of coverage. ITIJ investigates.