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.

19 November 2009

Online broker QuoteWright has been awarded the Connecticut Better Business Bureau's 2009 excellence in Consumer Education award at the Bureau's Annual Meeting Awards Banquet

19 November 2009

Two British nationals were kidnapped by Somali pirates from their yacht, the Lynn Rival, as they sailed from the Seychelles to Tanzania at the end of October

12 November 2009

The team at the International Travel Insurance Journal would like to formally congratulate all the winners from last week's ITIJ Awards Ceremony - all the recipients of the awards were companies that have shown their experience, innovation and dedication to their industries.

22 October 2009

The South Pacific is still reeling from two natural disasters that struck within hours of each other at the end of September. Charlotte Hodgman reports on the aftermath of the tragedies

15 October 2009

Exclusive UK bank Coutts has been in the headlines recently after it was forced to reinstate full travel insurance cover for one of its credit card holders who had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

01 October 2009

It has been revealed that travellers who ventured to India and Spain during the first six months of this year have topped the ranks in fraudulent travel insurance claims, according to an investigation carried out by CEGA Group Services

28 September 2009

Consumer groups in Australia are outraged about what they call 'unfair' terms and conditions contained in insurance policies, with travel insurance coming under fire

15 September 2009

New figures released by UK-based travel insurance provider InsureandGo has revealed that one in eight British backpackers have been a victim of theft while on their travels, while a further five per cent have been mugged abroad

08 September 2009

Following discussions between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Department of Health, and following the launch of the National Pandemic Flu Service website and hotline in July, the travel insurance industry has announced that it will now accept the unique ID number, together with the label on prescribed anti-flu drugs, to validate a related travel insurance cancellation claim

03 September 2009

New research from British insurance company InsureandGo has revealed that three in five UK holiday companies are charging for cancellation cover at a 'vastly higher price' than standard travel insurance policies, which would pay out for cancellation claims anyway

26 August 2009

The scam is simple: The holiday is nearly over, funds are low, so you make a quick detour to the local police station before flying home, report a few items as lost or stolen and then claim them back on your travel insurance policy - isn't that what it's there for after all? But what happens if you're caught? Charlotte Hodgman has the details