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Top industry-specific travel insurance trends and analysis from around the globe, plus the latest international headlines on issues directly affecting the industry.

Two British tourists died at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, on 21 August, and over 300 guests were evacuated ‘as a precaution’ by tour operator Thomas Cook.
28 August 2018

Two British tourists died at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, on 21 August, and over 300 guests were evacuated ‘as a precaution’ by tour operator Thomas Cook.

Australian travel insurance provider TravelCard is piloting a new big data-driven method of resolving claims.
24 August 2018

Australian travel insurance provider TravelCard is piloting a new big data-driven method of resolving claims.

A US senator has released a report condemning airlines for pushing consumers to purchase travel insurance policies when they buy tickets for flights.
23 August 2018

A US senator has released a report condemning airlines for pushing consumers to purchase travel insurance policies when they buy tickets for flights.

Almost half of all travellers with mental health issues never disclose their illness to their travel insurer, according to new research.
22 August 2018

Almost half of all travellers with mental health issues never disclose their illness to their travel insurer, according to new research.

17 August 2018

The Nepalese Government is attempting to crack down on insurance fraud schemes perpetrated by powerful brokers in trekking and mountaineering in the country, which sees insurers put out of pocket for fake helicopter rescues and hospital treatments.

The Global Business Travel Association has forecast seven-per-cent growth in global business travel spend for the rest of 2018.
16 August 2018

The Global Business Travel Association has forecast seven-per-cent growth in global business travel spend for the rest of 2018.

14 August 2018

UK comparison site Compare Cover has found that younger travellers aged between 18 and 24 are taking risks when travelling abroad.

10 August 2018

UK travel insurers paid out around £3.9 million a week for the medical treatment of Brits abroad last year – the highest amount for six years.

09 August 2018

Australian comparison site Mozo has revealed the winners of its Mozo Experts Choice Awards’ Best Travel Insurance categories.

01 August 2018

The crackdown on holiday sickness claims fraud is moving in a positive direction.

01 August 2018

In this month’s ITIJ, we ask what role travellers, insurers and healthcare providers alike can play in curbing the spread of infectious diseases common to travellers, particularly in the context of growing antimicrobial resistance; we explore how cover for terror-related events has devel

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