Travel Insurance

Travel insurance

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

A monkey, amused
10 December 2018

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has released a list of the most bizarre claims that it has received over the course of this year.

French unions and students protest in 2016
07 December 2018

In France, tourist sites in Paris will be closed on Saturday and security forces have been deployed around the country in preparation for further street violence.

ITIJ December 2018 issue out now
03 December 2018

In this issue of ITIJ, we have news of the controversy surrounding UK travel insurer tifgroup; an analysis of the insurance implications around cannabis legalisation in Canada; a feature on how travel insurers and industry bodies work together; and we talk to Richard Lonsdale of Generali

5 stars on dark background
29 November 2018

 Staysure has been named Best Travel Insurance Provider at the recent British Travel Awards 2018 for the third year running.

Man diving off a cliff
28 November 2018

Australians are being warned about engaging in risky behaviours while travelling, including – but not limited to – failing to take out appropriate travel insurance cover.

Young woman waiting at airport
26 November 2018

For the second consecutive year, younger travellers have reported the greatest increase in travel insurance buying intent. 

Magnifying glass investigating
20 November 2018

The Times newspaper in the UK reported on 20 November that travel insurer Travel Insurance Facilities Group (tifgroup) is under investigation over allegations that policyholders have not been provided with proper medical care.

An injured winter sports traveller being taken away for treatment.
16 November 2018

According to the results of a recent survey, nearly one-quarter (24 per cent) of UK men who are planning on taking a winter sports trip over the forthcoming year will not take out any travel insurance for their holiday.

Airport in Taiwan.
15 November 2018

According to Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC), as the proportion of air travellers purchasing travel insurance through online channels has increased, sales of coverage in Taiwanese airports has been hit.

A gauge showing risk
15 November 2018

According to the Ipsos MORI Business Resilience Trends Watch 2019 survey, carried out in partnership with International SOS, 43 per cent of key business decision-makers believe that travel risks will increase in 2019.

A traveller in trouble in an airport.
14 November 2018

Despite the proliferation of extreme weather events – not to mention the threat of terrorism – a survey has found that many US travellers are not purchasing travel insurance for their trips.