ITIJ Top stories: 09 November 2018

Here is a round-up of the latest news from ITIJ over the past 7 days to keep you up to date with developments affecting the global travel and health insurance industry.

According to new research, only two per cent of UK travellers aged 75 and over declare their mental health issues when purchasing travel insurance; under an expanded partnership, insurtech company Cover Genius will enable online car rental company Rentalcars.com to pay claims instantly in over 90 different currencies; a new report from Healix has identified potential health issues that the employers of travelling workers should be aware of, including Zika in India; Squaremouth has found that US travellers are more concerned about extreme weather events than they are about terrorism; and Canadians are more likely to travel domestically than they are to the US, with 42 per cent intending to holiday in their home country, compared with 19 per cent who are planning to head south.

For more on these stories, read the articles here:

US travellers worry about weather

Canadians are staying in Canada

Disease risks for travelling employees 

Cover Genius extends Rentalcars deal

Over-55s not declaring mental issues 

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