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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Austrailian Travel Insurance News

The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) provides advice regarding the comprehensive travel insurance policies in relation to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week. Claims will be assessed by RACV according to the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and the type of plan that was purchased will determine the coverage. For those who have not yet departed, cancellation or rearrangement expenses will be covered if the policy was purchased before March 12, 2011. Travels on or after March 31, 2011 are advised to be cancelled or rearranged until…

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Is travel insurance becoming a necessity?

Having suffered through the worldwide economic recession and a year marred by disruptions, the travel insurance industry is finally seeing an increase in business. More people bought travel insurance last year as people became aware of the potential for calamitous situations to arise during travel. With earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, and civil disturbances, people have begun to see the value of such policies. Dean Sivley, chief executive of Travel Guard, a travel insurance provider, has said that more people are buying policies, but that the company is also paying…

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