Peter Corbett investigates the insurance on offer in the marketplace for the increasing numbers of stag and hen parties jetting off abroad for a weekend of debauchery
The feature articles in ITIJ are an integral part of the publication, allowing us to place a special focus on issues and trends affecting the global travel and health insurance industry. Whether an extended article analysing a key topic in the news, a ‘Profile’ interview with a leading industry representative, or an in-depth look at a pertinent subject area, ITIJ’s ‘features’ provide unique industry insights and offer readers a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on the most important issues.
The Caribbean Basin boasts many seemingly idyllic resorts with sun-kissed beaches and crystal clear seas, but when things go wrong, local healthcare facilities can be less attractive. In the first of our features to bridge the gap between ITIJ and PHN, Petra Kendall-Raynor has the details
Frightening new diseases and the return of old killers focuses the negative side of increased global travel. Roger St Pierre warns insurers on new and emerging threats
Milan Korcok has the latest analysis from all sides of the fence on the contentious issue of international collection firms targeting foreign patients
Despite its small geographical size, Denmark has a big heart when it comes to asisstance and healthcare provision. Dorte Vesterholm Jensen tells us what to expect from the Danes
Policy wording is something that many travel insurers are continually striving to improve. But are they making progress, and what should they be aiming for? Marie Clair from the Plain English Campaign puts pen to paper
With news in ITIJ’s last issue that Canadian repatriations are being hindered by bed shortages in the country, Milan Korcok asks: is travel insurance a convenient safety valve for Canada’s overheated health system?
Many popular recreational holiday pastimes, such as jet-skiing, are no longer covered on basic holiday insurance policies. Stewart Farr asks whether the public is commonly aware of this fact, and whether travel insurers are thus playing fair
Recent projections have shown that the global Islamic insurance or ‘takaful’ industry could be worth up to US$15 billion within the next decade. Susan Dingwall and Ffion Flockhart explain what this could mean for travel insurers
Having begun offering assistance services in the 1970s, Argentina leads the way in Latin America when it comes to helping travellers in need. Alberto Camel Chapur puts the country’s healthcare and assistance market into context