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.

compare1Millions of consumers use price comparison websites to find – and find fast – what they hope will be the right travel insurance policy at the right price. But do the sites give users a broad and impartial view of the market? It’s a question to which the industry and financial watchdogs have yet to provide a clear answer, says David Kernek

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mapThe adoption of uniform licensing standards and guidelines for travel agents and other sellers of travel insurance across the US (as reported in ITIJ 119) sounds like such a rational move one might wonder why it has taken so long, and why the struggle has been so heroic. Milan Korcok has the answers

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diving1The craze for balcony diving has the Spanish holiday industry worried, as Roger St. Pierre reveals

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euro1The recent ash cloud that settled over Europe, upsetting travel plans and causing travel insurers to define to policyholders what it is they will and will not cover, has been something of a wake-up call to the travel insurance industry. John Everhard thinks it’s time to shift the focus and differentiate with customer service, not price

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nursingMore and more travellers in Spain are encountering problems when claiming for medical treatment under the EHIC. Jose Afonso examines the problem

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tickboxMilan Korcok takes a look at the some of the most common pitfalls for American travel insurance consumers who have pre-existing conditions to contend with

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volcano1Charlotte Hodgeman and Mandy Aitchison take a look at the different industries that have been severely affected by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland

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group1Covered or not? As Roger St. Pierre discovers, the web is awash with debate over the inadvertent non-declaration of pre-existing conditions on group policies

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departuresGraeme Trudgill, BIBA‘s technical and corporate affairs executive, is looking to insurers to close the protection gap

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fuelWhen a Pel-Air Westwind jet left Samoa bound for Melbourne on an air ambulance flight, no doubt the pilots and passengers expected a fairly routine, if long and tiring flight. What they flew into is a storm that threatens to engulf more than their own tea cup. Ian Cameron, ITIJ’s editor in chief, stirs the waters

 

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chemo1Travel insurance and cancer have never been the easiest of bedfellows and that difficult relationship is again in the media spotlight. This time, according to those who see an inherent unfairness in the way travel insurers treat cancer patients, the industry is going to have to make changes. David Craik investigates

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