Tony Brown looks at whether older travellers are paying over the odds for cover
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.
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
Corporate regulatory bodies in Australia and the UK are looking closely at the market for general insurance add-ons - is competition effective?
A look at the current situation regarding EHIC refusal and management of foreign patients in popular tourist resorts.
With details of political and civil unrest consistently filling news pages, it is no wonder that global travel insurers have been tightening up their provision of cover and tailoring specific plans to provide relevant evacuation and cancellation cover in recent years. Robin Gauldie looks at what’s currently on offer
On 30 May, the European Commission (EC) announced it had issued a Letter of Formal Notice to Spain, signalling the launch of an Infringement Procedure over allegations that Spanish hospitals providing public healthcare are refusing to recognise the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when it is presented to them. In August, Spanish authorities responded. Mandy Langfield offers the latest update on the EHICgate saga
Despite efforts by governments and by insurance providers, too many people still go on holiday without buying travel insurance. How can the industry and its partners address an issue that will not go away? Robin Gauldie investigates
Is New Zealand leading the field in cutting ski injuries and claim costs? Is the trend towards making skiers wear helmets gaining momentum? David Kernek reports on the latest developments for the winter sports industry and its specialist insurers
Spanish hospitals 'refuse' EHICs, allege travellers