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.
Industry players talk to David Kernek about the recent Wise Guy Reports research showing a 12.3-per-cent shrinkage in the UK’s travel cover market in 2015. Is that figure an accurate reflection of the challenge facing the industry, he asks? If so, what can be done to arrest the decline?
Following a spate of terror attacks on European soil this summer, travel insurers in the UK and US are responding to more calls about policy coverage from concerned travellers. How the industry meets the challenge of protecting tourists from the impact of terrorism going forward will be key to how it is perceived by the media and its customers
Canadian insurance regulators have urged the nation’s travel insurers to help consumers better understand travel health insurance products, assist them with their purchasing decisions, and more equitably meet their fair expectations of coverage.
Ian Brown, partner and specialist travel solicitor at Trowers and Hamlins, considers the decision that ‘collateral lies’ told by insureds whilst pursuing a claim are no longer grounds for insurers to decline a claim.
The UK has opted to leave the EU. But what does that mean for the travel and travel insurance industries? Robin Gauldie wades in to fish for the truth
What are the latest trends in travel insurance fraud? Femke van Iperen finds out
Tony Brown looks at whether older travellers are paying over the odds for cover
News that a UK-based travel insurer found more of its clients were more likely to wear a helmet while on a winter sports holiday is encouraging for the industry, showing that more care will be taken by snow-bound tourists. However, is the research substantiated by other sources? ITIJ found out
Charlie Easmon looks into the issue of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS Co-V)
The growth and spread of mosquito-borne diseases means that areas previously considered relatively safe destinations for travellers are now under threat from infections not previously seen before