AIG underscores travel insurance shortfalls in current ecosystem

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The changing nature of the travel industry as a whole has caused coverage to fall short of what it should be. AIG recently released a report on the current travel insurance shortfalls as travelers leave their agents behind. The report was titled “Insuring Travellers in the Digital Age.” The current travel comparison trend is boosting convenience but is leaving travelers under-insured. The AIG report pointed out that the average traveler will visit 28 websites throughout the 53 day period before they book their trips. The internet is offering them tools…

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Travel insurance trends head toward protecting travelers from terrorism losses

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Interest in these coverage products has been on the rise due to a growing number of global events. Leading travel insurance trends aren’t just focused on hurricanes and illness anymore. A considerable number of traveler inquiries are now seeking to make certain that they are protected against losses from terrorism, too. This shift in the market has been greatly driven by the rise in terrorist attacks happening in popular travel destinations. Travelers feeling a growing concern about the way terrorism could affect their plans and are requesting information and are…

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Travel insurance coverage is being purchased for very specific reasons

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Among the drivers that cause travelers to buy a policy, worries over hurricanes top the list. The results of a recent travel insurance survey have shown that there are some very specific reasons that consumers are purchasing this coverage, among which, hurricanes have been generated the largest amount of worry. The findings revealed that unexpected weather is enough to cause travelers to want to insure themselves. The research was conducted by a comparison website called InsureMyTrip. It determined that severe weather is making people the most worried about their vacation…

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Travel insurance sales spike as the MH370 mystery continues

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Fliers headed into or through the South East Asian region are feeling a higher sense of risk. In light of the heart wrenching disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people who made up its passengers and crew, travel insurance has become a product that fliers are packing with them much more frequently, as people feel rattled about the situation in the South East Asian region. This has occurred at the same time that some travelers have simply cancelled their plans, outright. Many people are feeling quite…

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Travel insurance fraud spikes in the UK

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The summer heat wave is being blame for the sudden skyrocketing levels of fraudulent claims. Cancelled vacation and lost baggage travel insurance claims have risen sharply during the summer of 2013 and the heat wave that briefly held in place over the United Kingdom is being blamed. Vacationers frequently decided to stay home in the hot weather since they didn’t need to pay to seek it elsewhere. The travel insurance fraud associated with cancelling pre-booked vacations in order to opt to remain at home because the weather remained hot is…

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Travel insurance purchased by only half of vacationers

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The results of a recent study have shown that travelers are not purchasing medical coverage before they leave. According to the results of a recent study on summer vacations, only half of Canadians who head out of the country during the summer purchase travel insurance to cover themselves in case of a medical emergency. This includes those who are headed to the United States or abroad on their vacations. The travel insurance study was conducted by BMO Insurance. What it determined was that among the 83 percent of Canadians who…

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Travel insurance purchased by fewer U.K. vacationers

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The latest figures are indicating that one quarter of vacationers are not covered when they go abroad. According to the latest data released by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), one in every four vacationers traveling abroad from the United Kingdom has not purchased travel insurance protection. This figure shows that there is a rapid trend moving away from purchasing the coverage in recent years. The data indicated that from 2011 to 2012, the number of holidaymakers without travel insurance rose at a dramatic rate from having been 20…

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