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Travel news

International travel-related news all in one place – travel trends, traveller statistics, and worldwide issues affecting travel patterns.

10 June 2019

In a rather backward turn of events, many travellers planning to visit Puerto Rica this season are choosing to forego purchasing travel insurance – and this is less than two years since Hurricane Maria ripped across the island.

Western Wall at the Dome Of The Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.
10 June 2019

Israel recorded an impressive 440,000 international tourist arrivals in May this year, an 11.1-per-cent rise compared with May 2018 and a 26.8-per-cent rise compared with May 2017.

torrential downpour warning
07 June 2019

The latest edition of the monthly Global Catastrophe Recap Report has been released by Aon Plc, and in it, the company evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during May 2019.

electrocardiogram heart beat pulse
07 June 2019

German airline Lufthansa has become the first airline in the world to equip all of its long-haul aircraft with CardioSecur, a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) system.

Be prepared graphic
05 June 2019

International SOS has issued some up-to-date advice for US hurricane season.

piggy bank on the beach - travel savings
04 June 2019

According to the 19th Annual Holiday Barometer from Europ Assistance, despite the number of people planning to go away on holiday remaining more or less the same as previous years, some countries are actually decreasing their holiday budgets in 2019.

Satisfied airline passengers
31 May 2019

As the number of people travelling by air increases exponentially, it is gratifying to note that, according to a new study from J.D. Power, passenger satisfaction levels are at record highs – at least in North America.

guests attend a beach wedding
30 May 2019

Allianz reveals that younger generations are increasingly likely to take a trip lasting no longer than four nights (also known as a ‘micro-cation’).

29 May 2019

The public health service in one of Spain’s leading holiday regions billed some €51 million last year for treatments given mainly to visiting tourists, 16 per cent more than in 2017.

View of Mount Everest and Nuptse with buddhist prayer flags
28 May 2019

The unprecedented number of deaths that have occurred atop Mount Everest this climbing season has drawn attention to a distressing problem with overcrowding, and bad management on the part of trekking companies.

young woman panicking
24 May 2019

Having surveyed 200 UK travellers, Allianz Assistance reveals what UK holidaymakers most commonly consider to be their nightmare scenarios when it comes to planning a trip.