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.

ukambulanceThe United Kingdom is the world's sixth most popular tourist destination, with 32.7 million visitors in 2006 alone. Inevitably, some of these foreign guests will become ill or require emergency treatment when in the UK, so Jane Collingwood asks: what standard of care can they expect, how do they go about receiving it, and how much will it cost them?

World markets

wallstThe bailout bonanza - David Craik recaps on the turbulent past few months for America International Group

News analysis

docThe dream of an idyllic getaway can inevitably turn into a nightmare when illness or accident strikes. Fortis Insurance asks what constitutes acceptable limits for medical costs on a travel insurance policy

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nurse... or will tourism and its related insurance and assistance industries weather the storm? Roger St Pierre investigates

World markets

coffin1ITIJ often publishes articles about travellers heading off without insurance, and the latest one has sparked off some debate about whether or not governments should make travel insurance compulsory. David Craik looks at both sides of the coin

News analysis

thailand1Thailand boasts world-class private medical facilities, together with a comprehensive system of state healthcare provision, all at an enviable cost. The country’s assistance industry is also in a healthy condition, as Dr Michael Moreton reveals

World markets

elephanttoonWhat do America’s JetBlue and Sun Country, Africa’s Atlas Blue and SA Express, Asia’s Air Deccan and One-Two-GO and Europe’s Air Berlin and Flybe have in common? – They are all low-cost airlines and see travel insurance as a useful component of their bottom-lines, as Roger St. Pierre explains

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skimaskThe type of claims resulting from winter sports holidays have changed over the years, but have things got better for travel insurers? David Craik analyses last year’s claims figures for British skiers and asks what might be in store this season

 

News analysis

beachedmanSmall print, denied claims and problems obtaining cover have all helped to give insurers a negative public image. Milan Korcok asks whether travel insurers are losing their clients’ trust, and if so, why

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cartoon1Today’s traveller carries with them all manner of items that need to be included under their travel policy. Alan Berry asks what constitutes acceptable cover in our changing marketplace

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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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