News analysis

Providing deeper investigation into current issues, ITIJ’s News Analysis features allow us to expand on some of our top news stories to get to the heart of the most pressing matters affecting the industry.

ITIJ 222 | July 2019

Thanks to Canada’s ageing population, the nation’s travel insurers appear headed for a buoyant future. Milan Korcok analyses the latest statistics from the Conference Board of Canada

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ITIJ 222, July 2019

Paired with the full-scale media storm over shocking images of queues leading to its summit, the 11 deaths atop Mt Everest this climbing season have raised questions about the ethics of Everest as an over-subscribed tourist attraction. Robyn Bainbridge investigates what caused the recent tragedies to unfold, and how authorities responded

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ITIJ 221 | June 2019

Last year, Sri Lanka was ranked the top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet, but the devastating Easter Sunday bombings have had serious repercussions for the country. Lauren Haigh investigates

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ITIJ 220 | May 2019

As ‘tourism powerhouse’ Mexico teeters on the brink of change, what do travel insurers need to know about the future of travel, and its associated risks, in the country? Milan Korcok provides some perspective

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ITIJ 218, March 2019

Climate change is having far-reaching effects around the planet, giving travellers cause for concern about many of the destinations they visit and travel insurers lots to think about when it comes to adapting their risk appetite. Robin Gauldie assesses the state of play.

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Issue 217 | February 2019

Is mandatory travel insurance a burden or benefit? asks Milan Korcok

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ITIJ 216, January 2019

Danny Kaine recounts the questionable practices surrounding helicopter evacuations in Nepal and reports on the latest help offered by the Nepalese Government

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Issue 215 | December 2018
Canada’s full legalisation of marijuana began with a lot of hoopla and no small amount of confusion, as hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens lined up for hours before midnight in each of the nation’s six time zones to buy their first ever legally-sanctioned, government-approved ration of pot. Milan Korcok has the details
 
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ITIJ 214, November 2018

Canadian travellers are disregarding the troublesome issue of politics and heading south, boosting the take up of travel insurance. Milan Korcok reports on this and more trends in the marketplace

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ITIJ 212, September 2018

How can travel insurers provide the right level of cover in the face of changing customer habits, asks Charlie Campbell, Senior Policy Adviser, Protection, Health and Travel at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) 

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ITIJ 211, August 2018

With more older travellers seeking adventure ensuring access to appropriate cover is an important aspect of the insurance industry’s role. 

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