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.

20 July 2009

US and Canadian Travel Insurers Beef Up Job Loss Benefits as Economy Tanks
By Milan Korcok

29 June 2009

A fictitious claim for food poisoning in Africa has led to the uncovering of other similar scams and won the company involved one of the three main prizes awarded each year for fraud detection by the Spanish insurance industry. David Ing reports from Spain

29 June 2009

Buyers and sellers of repatriation services have been provided with a new tool that can improve the efficiency of the marketplace.

15 June 2009

A group that included a group of seven Germans with five children, a British engineer and a Korean, have been kidnapped from the province of Saada, according to the Yemeni interior ministry.

15 June 2009

UK-based InsureandGo has called on airlines to come clean on what they are doing to try and reduce the chances of losing customers' luggage; the insurer has voiced its concern that as airlines continue to struggle in the face of an economic crisis, solving the problem of lost luggage will be moved down the list of priorities.

01 June 2009

Prime Travel Protection Inc., a company run by Jerry and Christine Watson, has been ordered to close down by the authorities in Colorado.

01 June 2009

InsureandGo has estimated that Britons suffered approximately £90 million worth of uninsured holiday mishaps in 2008, a 38 per cent increase on 2007

27 April 2009

American Express has recently won a trial that took place in California in a case that involved a class of customers who claimed that they were collectively charged hundreds of millions of dollars for travel insurance policies that were never issued.

27 April 2009

From 1 January this year, travel agents or tour operators in the UK selling travel insurance alongside a travel or holiday booking are no longer exempt from regulation by the country's financial services watchdog, the Financial Services Authority (FSA). But according to new research by World First Travel Insurance, three months after these new rules came into effect, a quarter of holiday firms selling, arranging or advertising travel insurance are doing so in a way that contravenes FSA rules, and in some cases is illegal.

27 April 2009

US President Barack Obama's decision to ease a handful of restrictions on relations with Cuba is seen by American tourism and business entrepreneurs as only one small step in a tug of war with though adversaries that still has a long way to go. Milan Korcok reports 

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