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.

10years1To mark the 100th issue of ITIJ and almost 10 years reporting on the issues and trends that have shaped this industry, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back over the last decade of travel insurance and see what has changed. As Fiona McDonald and Milan Korcok reveal, what is most surprising is what hasn’t changed

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faithtravellerTravel insurers constantly keep abreast of market trends, travel patterns, and ways to expand their offering. Here, David Craik explores the possibilities provided by the growing worldwide phenomenon of ‘faith tourism’

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schoolbusFollowing the death of a French schoolgirl on an educational trip to Egypt in February, insurance for school trips is back in the spotlight. Stewart Farr takes a look at what insurance products are on offer to teachers and pupils

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skitoonNew and proposed anti-discrimination laws could affect the way UK travel insurers write business. But Katie Tucker from Pinsent Masons LLP asks whether insurers really are being ageist and sexist in the way they assess risk and to what extent differential treatment can still be justified

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studenttravelTravel insurance is too often a low priority as students set off on their worldwide travels, but that represents opportunity for the travel insurance industry. Roger St. Pierre reviews this fast-growing market

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safaritoonSome tour operators that sell or specialise in safari holidays recommend tailored travel cover for such trips. Others do not. David Craik dons his pith helmet and goes in search of the various travel insurance options

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weddedHappiest day of your life, or a total disaster? Roger St. Pierre investigates how the insurance industry is helping protect wedding couples from the unforeseen

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courthouseWhat are the benefits of providing legal cover under the terms of a travel insurance policy, what does such cover cost, and what should it include? Andrew Morton reveals all

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docThe dream of an idyllic getaway can inevitably turn into a nightmare when illness or accident strikes. Fortis Insurance asks what constitutes acceptable limits for medical costs on a travel insurance policy

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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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