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.

snowbird1Milan Korcok details where the snowbirds are flying this year, and what provisions are on offer to them from the Canadian travel insurance market

ITIJ features

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

News analysis

cuba1Cuba’s faded and decaying grandeur, with its iconic 1950s American cars and Caribbean beaches, is as much of a pull to tourists as its turbulent political history and revolutionary icons. Tatum Anderson evaluates what facilities are on offer to tourists who need medical help

World markets

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

News analysis

regulatory1The travel insurance industry is governed by various laws that pertain to various sectors of the market – from aviation medicine to the sale of insurance policies. Here, three lawyers from different parts of the world discuss how laws in their respective countries relate to a variety of regulatory issues facing travellers and the travel insurance industry. At the International Travel Insurance Conference, held in November 2008 in Budapest, three lawyers – Jill McCutcheon, a partner in the Canadian law firm Blaney McMurty LLP; Daniel Scognamiglio, a partner with Blake Lapthorn in the UK; and Tom Hudson, senior vice president and general counsel of MEDEX Global Group in the US – took the stage to give a presentation on how laws affecting common issues in the global travel insurance industry vary in different parts of the world. ITIJ put similar questions to those raised at the conference to this expert panel.

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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

 

News analysis

tech1Sabine VanderLinden takes a look at how travel insurers are using technology to overcome the current challenges facing the industry

ITIJ features

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

News analysis

ageconcernFollowing the feature in our last issue written by Age Concern, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) have asked to respond to the charges made by the age lobby regarding the provision of insurance for older travellers. Kate Carr of the ABI and Graeme Trudgill from BIBA have their say

ITIJ features

UAE1As one of the world’s most up and coming tourist destinations, the UAE boasts major progress in its healthcare facilities. Peter Hogg takes a closer look at the provisions provided for tourists

World markets

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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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