Company Brief

Company brief

All the latest product and company-related news from the global travel insurance industry.

24 September 2009

Virgin Money, one of the many offshoots of Richard Branson's multi-billion pound Virgin business venture, has recently launched a new range of travel insurance policies that, the company says, "pack in more as standard"

21 September 2009

Chartis Inc., a property casualty and general insurer based in the US that is the re-branded business operations of American International Group (AIG), has announced that all of its worldwide travel businesses are to operate under the brand name Travel Guard, and named Jeffery Rutledge as chairman and CEO of Travel Guard Worldwide Inc

15 September 2009

International business travellers have been given access to the world's first electronic 'guardian angel', thanks to Nomadz, a new Blackberry application developed by Zurich Financial Services Group, as part of the Zurich HelpPoint service

14 August 2009

Australian online travel insurance provider Travel Insurance Direct has introduced free mp3 language guides to help Australian holidaymakers have a better holiday when they travel overseas.

15 June 2009

Healix International has introduced its new Travel Oracle website, which provides business managers with a tool for managing their employees travel activities.

01 June 2009

Tinytotsaway has launched a new travel insurance policy specifically designed to cater for families holidaying abroad with young children. The annual, multi-trip policy features two levels of cover (standard or premium) for European and worldwide destinations and covers children for free, including no excesses on children's illness or injury claims.

18 May 2009

Following in the footsteps of several other travel insurance providers, Access America has announced changes to its Cancel Anytime policy, raising reimbursement for trip cancellation due to job loss from 80 per cent to 100 per cent of the cost of the trip.