ITIJ features

ITIJ’s regular features provide an in-depth exploration of issues unique to the global travel and health insurance industry. Each feature is written exclusively for ITIJ by industry writers or experts in their field.

elephanttoonWhat do America’s JetBlue and Sun Country, Africa’s Atlas Blue and SA Express, Asia’s Air Deccan and One-Two-GO and Europe’s Air Berlin and Flybe have in common? – They are all low-cost airlines and see travel insurance as a useful component of their bottom-lines, as Roger St. Pierre explains

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beachedmanSmall print, denied claims and problems obtaining cover have all helped to give insurers a negative public image. Milan Korcok asks whether travel insurers are losing their clients’ trust, and if so, why

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cartoon1Today’s traveller carries with them all manner of items that need to be included under their travel policy. Alan Berry asks what constitutes acceptable cover in our changing marketplace

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processingTravel claims handling has changed immeasurably since the UK insurance market started underwriting travel some 30-40 years ago. Linda Norman has the details

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foreigndrivingDriving in a foreign land poses a plethora of risks for the international traveller. Roger St Pierre assesses the hazards and how to face them

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paintballPeter 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

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diseaseFrightening 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

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policywordingPolicy 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

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sport1Many 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

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UAERecent 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

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ticketBaggage handling systems have a poor reputation around the world, and travel insurers are starting to notice the effects on their claims ratios. David Craik steps into the fray

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