Features

The feature articles in ITIJ are an integral part of the publication, allowing us to place a special focus on issues and trends affecting the global travel and health insurance industry. Whether an extended article analysing a key topic in the news, a ‘Profile’ interview with a leading industry representative, or an in-depth look at a pertinent subject area, ITIJ’s ‘features’ provide unique industry insights and offer readers a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on the most important issues.

To contribute to one of ITIJ’s forthcoming features, please contact the editorial team: editorial@itij.com. A list of forthcoming features can be found here.

carbonfootSarah Glon details the development of carbon offsetting and socially responsible travel through ‘green’ insurance policies

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travel1There are various rules and regulations in force in certain countries around the world regarding mandatory travel cover, but the UK travel insurance industry is, on the whole, less than impressed by recent calls for such cover to be made compulsory on its own turf. David Kernek rounds up the latest opinion

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thai1The relaxation of banking regulations in Thailand has resulted in the growth of bancassurance. Although the focus is currently on personal accident, health, and auto policies, there is huge potential for travel insurance products. Mick Shippen spoke with Roy Gunara from the Bank of Ayudhya Pcl. in Bangkok

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highcourt1In March 2011, the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) decided that the 2010 ash clouds that hovered over Europe from an Icelandic volcano causing weeks of travel disruption constituted a weather event. Some travel insurers disagreed, and Europ Assistance asked for a judicial review of this decision. Last month, the High Court refused the company’s request. Here, Daniel Scognamiglio and Chris Deacon examine the judicial review process and look at the latest EU Opinion on airlines’ duty of care to passengers caught up in situations such as that posed by the ash clouds

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football1Hundreds of thousands of football fans from all over the world will head to South Africa this year for international soccer’s most important event, the FIFA World Cup™. But will it be business as usual for travel insurers, or should the industry brace itself for a surge of claims from a destination with worryingly high crime rates?

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genders1You can hardly fail to have noticed all of the headlines over the last few weeks concerning the Euro-judges banning cheap insurance premiums for women and the difficult consequences for pensions and other forms of insurance. But what has actually happened and how will it affect the cost of travelling?  Simon Sheaf and Nigel Cooke explain

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heavenDiane Glon, staff writer on Business Monthly, the magazine published by the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, examines the trend of combining insurance and assistance services under one roof, and what this means for the customer.

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disclosure1Milan Korcok asks if it should be the insurer’s responsibility to gather a client’s medical history, or should the onus really be on the client to be honest and open – or is there a happy medium in a combination of the two?

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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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The feature articles in ITIJ are an integral part of the publication, allowing us to place a special focus on issues and trends affecting the global travel and health insurance industry. Whether an extended article analysing a key topic in the news, a ‘Profile’ interview with a leading industry representative, or an in-depth look at a pertinent subject area, ITIJ’s ‘features’ provide unique industry insights and offer readers a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on the most important issues.

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