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.

Older travellers ready for a holiday
08 April 2019

A new report from Staysure has found that as many as 3.3 million UK holidaymakers could be heading off on holiday with inadequate travel insurance.

Rope tearing
05 April 2019

STA Travel has announced that it has dropped Brunei’s national flag carrier airline after the country’s recent introduction of strict Islamic laws that make gay sex punishable by flogging or stoning to death.

05 April 2019

UK-based insurer Saga has reported lower profits, and shares in the company have hit a record low. 

travel insurance document
04 April 2019

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently put forward a Call for Input following its recently released Feedback Statement regarding improved access to travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has welcomed the suggestions.

01 April 2019

In the April issue of ITIJ, we delve into the growing world of microinsurance, looking at how technology and dramatic shifts in how consumers want to access insurance are leading to the increased availability of small, inexpensive, digital cover options for people on the go.

Chemical hazard
01 April 2019

In the UK, airlines are facing legal action over the reported exposure of pilots to toxic air.

Stressed woman at airport
29 March 2019

Nearly half of travel insurance policies don’t include protection against airline failure, says independent financial information company Defaqto.

Christchurch, New Zealand
18 March 2019

Following the tragic New Zealand shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch on 15 March, an event that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared to be an act of terrorism, travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has offered travel advice to those who may be worrying about upcoming trips to the country.

Boeing 737
15 March 2019

Following the recent nationwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets in the US, many coverage providers can expect to receive an influx of claims. Travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip is preparing for that exact eventuality, and has identified the claims that policyholders will most likely file and how coverage may respond, in order to improve awareness.

lost items at the airport. Getty images
14 March 2019

In addition to naming its 2019 travel insurance winners, travel insurance provider Canstar NZ has issued travel insurance advice to New Zealanders, as many Kiwi travellers are failing to obtain the right travel insurance cover, and as a result are facing inadequate medical and trip cancellation cover, as well as extra costs imbued from lost items.

Liverpool_One_development_John_Lewis. Wikimedia Comms
13 March 2019

Both John Lewis and Ageas – the UK retailer’s partner – have confirmed that John Lewis stopped selling travel insurance as of 18 February this year.