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

11 February 2019

Is mandatory travel insurance cover a burden or a benefit?

Balancing the need for tourists' revenues while tolerating their bad debts for expensive medical services can be stressful for international relations. But when push comes to shove, it has to be dealt with - sooner or later. 

23 January 2019

The global travel insurance and assistance industry continues its fight against fraudulent evacuation practices in Nepal

Read Tackling insurance fraud in Nepal for the full ITIJ analysis.

09 November 2018

According to new research, only two per cent of UK travellers aged 75 and over declare their mental health issues when purchasing travel insurance; under an expanded partnership, insurtech company Cover Genius will enable online car rental company to pay claims instantly in over 90 different currencies; a new report from Healix has identified potential health issues that the employers of travelling workers should be aware of, including Zika in India; Squaremouth has found that US travellers are more concerned about extreme weather events than they are about terrorism; and Canadians are more likely to travel domestically than they are to the US, with 42 per cent intending to holiday in their home country, compared with 19 per cent who are planning to head south.

02 November 2018

Last night the ITIJ Awards took place at the ITIC Global Finale Dinner in Geneva and the winners were revealed; Ping An Insurance Group is on the hunt for acquisitions in the European market, according to the service entity’s Innovations Chief Jonathan Larsen; Traveller Assist has announced the launch of Payr, a new insurtech platform facilitating the quick and efficient payment of medical bills abroad; Munich Re has announced that it has entered into an insurtech partnership with startup accelerator Plug and Play; following Google’s recent investment in a minority stake of Applied Systems, which providers insurance technology and cloud-based software, the tech giant has hinted that it will likely look for other insurtech companies in which to invest; Generali UK has announced the launch of a new business travel insurance and assistance solution.

26 October 2018

Canadians are unsure of the implications of travelling while in possession of marijuana, according to the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada; Consumer advocacy group Which? says that many insurance policy documents require university-level reading skills and would pose a challenge to even some industry experts; German insurtech Deutsche Familienversicherung has made it possible for customers with an Amazon Alexa to seamlessly conclude a contract that they have purchased; Generali Global Health has announced the launch of its new My Digital Doctor app; and tour operator Tui is facing group legal action from a number of British holidaymakers who became ill during trips to Mexico’s Riviera Maya region back in 2016.

22 October 2018

Here is a round-up of the latest news from ITIJ over the past 7 days to keep you up to date with developments affecting the global travel and health insurance industry.

12 October 2018

UK travellers have expressed concerns about the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on European travel, with 71.1 per cent saying they are worried about this; Generali has launched a new startup company, GeneraliCyberSecurTech, offering cyber security solutions; a man has died after being infected by br

05 October 2018

ITIJ’s Top Stories This Week: 05 October 2018

21 September 2018

Our weekly Travel Insurance Healthcare & Travel News Video. Take a look at this week's top stories. 

10 September 2018

Suspected anthrax outbreak in Turkey Read article

Zurich opens insurtech competition Read article

31 August 2018

Egypt considers compulsory insurance Read article

Travelers acquires stake in Zensurance Read article