The Importance of Terrorism Coverage in Your Travel Insurance Policies

Travel Insurance

 A look into travel insurance… A note on terrorism, before we go deeper into the subject. Global terrorism is clearly a real threat, as the events (and indeed some of the wars) of the last 14 years have illustrated. It is also true that specific countries or parts of the world have, at different times, had or still have a problem with terrorists endemic to their own shores. Sri Lanka, for instance, experienced sporadic bombings and terrorist attacks during the long years of the war between the Tamils and the…

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Research and Markets releases latest report about travel insurance last year

Research and Markets has made its latest report called “UK Travel Insurance 2011” available, providing deeper insight into the performance of the leading travel insurers in the country as well as key data regarding market share and GWP. This report helps to provide context for the data it has collected, as well as an analysis of the key issues in this sector of the market. Among its features is a discussion of last year’s trends in marketing that help to indicate the direction of the market and the strategies of…

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Business Travelers Refuse Trips to Risky Locations, Chubb Survey Finds

Nearly half of people surveyed would refuse to go on a business trip to a location they consider dangerous unless their employer provided them with emergency medical and other services, according to a survey by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Twenty-three percent of business travelers indicated that they would refuse to go on the business trip; 21% said they go but would refuse to go on the next trip; and 14% would go but look for a new job after returning. Many employees, however, said they would take the…

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Will travel insurance provide coverage for catastrophes such as that faced by Costa Concordia passengers?

When booking a vacation, many people wonder whether or not it is truly worth the added expense to purchase a travel insurance package, and whether or not it will cover them in case of a disaster such as what occurred on the Costa Concordia. Cruise passengers did indeed benefit from their protection when they were evacuated from the ship. While they waited for Costa Cruise Lines to provide their assistance, those who had purchased travel insurance were already served by the insurers who relayed messages back to the loved ones…

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John Hancock Financial announces new travel insurance offerings

John Hancock Financial has announced that it will now be offering products from the travel insurance sector, which will be available to consumers through its new website which has been created specifically for that purpose, as well as through comparison websites for that type of coverage. The new travel insurance coverage will provide protection for trip interruption or cancellation, accident, medical, and baggage, as well as multi-lingual, 24-hour emergency services. The insurer, which is based in Boston, has said that while the products themselves will be distributed by the John…

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Bikini Travel Insurance announces new product just for women

Bikini Travel Insurance has announced that it has released a form of specialized travel insurance that was created by women, for female consumers. This new Bikini Travel Insurance policy is now available for purchase online. This product is particularly unique because insurance products are typically considered to be the creation of men. This product breaks away from that tradition and focuses specifically on consumers who are women, with their travel behaviors and needs in mind. The policies do still cover the conventional travel insurance elements such as repatriation cover and…

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Over One million dollar travel insurance claim paid in New Zealand

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has announced that they have paid a travel insurance claim that topped the one million dollars in New Zealand, underlining the importance of coverage as the cost for becoming injured or ill while away from home – even when in countries that have reciprocal healthcare – are on the rise. Previous to this most recent claim, in the last year, the insurer reported an individual claim that was greater than three hundred thousand dollars in Australia. Both this claim and the most recent record breaker for…

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Direct Travel Insurance highlights the importance of disaster coverage to travelers

As a year of record-breaking natural disasters comes to a close, Direct Travel Insurance has released a statement highlighting the benefits of natural disaster coverage for travelers who will be going out of town during the holiday season. Individuals travelling for business or personal reasons over the holiday season can protect themselves against the various kinds of disruption that can be caused to travels by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and any number of other unforeseen events that could otherwise turn a pleasant journey into a financial…

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Is Cancel for Any Reason Insurance Appropriate at All Times?

Cancel for Any Reason insurance has been growing very quickly in its popularity among travelers, but some are starting to wonder whether or not it is appropriate for all occasions. Though it is important to carry adequate insurance to protect yourself against certain unforeseen circumstances, there is such thing as having too much – paying for what you don’t actually need. The travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com, has recently released data that showed that there can be times when travelers simply don’t need it. Squaremouth marketing manager, Sara Byrne, said…

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The impact of drinking on travel insurance coverage

Travelers who are away from home on business trips or on vacation face a certain temptation to drink that may be much riskier than they think. According to the Squaremouth.com marketing manager, Sara Byrne, if a traveler drinks too much and it results in illness, injury, or an accident, most “will not be able to make a claim under their travel insurance as their policy will not cover them.” Squaremouth.com is a travel insurance comparison and purchase website. Byrne went on to say that the result is that many travelers…

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