The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has launched a two-month consultation on proposals to help travellers with pre-existing medical conditions find travel insurance products via ‘signposting’.
Top industry-specific travel insurance trends and analysis from around the globe, plus the latest international headlines on issues directly affecting the industry.
A deadly storm struck northern Greece yesterday (Wednesday 10 July) without warning, causing six fatalities.
According to new research released by Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), a frankly mind-boggling one-third of Irish consumers have never purchased travel insurance for a trip.
Travellers may be unaware that if they have suffered a broken bone in the last two years that resulted in hospital treatment, they may not be covered under their insurance.
The Spanish Private Healthcare Alliance has announced that it is taking measures to educate British tourists who it claims are being poorly served by their travel insurers.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine British Airways £183.39 million following last year's cyberattack, in which data from half a million BA customers was hijacked.
The July issue of ITIJ is out in print and digital format
Compulsory travel insurance could be enforced in Thailand this year.
New Caledonia has become the first destination to potentially ban travellers who cannot prove they have adequate medical and repatriation cover.
However, three destination countries have seen a 100-per-cent-plus increase in the number of Spaniards taking out travel insurance this peak summer holiday season.
A new travel insurance survey conducted by Forum Research for InsuranceHotline.com has revealed that many Canadians have misconceptions over travel and medical insurance, and that over one-quarter do not purchase travel insurance for themselves when taking a trip.