insurance

Aviation

Qantas expands its insurance portfolio to the home

After signalling its intention last year, the flying kangaroo has officially hopped into the home insurance space and placed a nice little bonus points offer on the table for Qantas Frequent Flyers.

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Tourism

NIB becomes latest travel insurer to bail on sales

by Huntley Mitchell

NIB has joined Allianz in temporarily ceasing the sale of new travel insurance policies, blaming the decision on the COVID-19 pandemic and government-enforced travel restrictions.

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Destinations

Australia revealed as the ‘riskiest’ holiday destination for Brits

Given Australia is home to all manner of spiders, snakes, poisonous sea creatures and drop bears, this news isn’t so surprising.

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Destinations

Thailand eyes compulsory travel insurance for tourists

The insurance costs around $1 and covers you for almost $50,000 in case of accidental death, which seems like a bargain if you ask us.

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Tourism

Travel insurer reveals USA as top of the pops for claims

by Christian Fleetwood

Home of the brave, land of the free – now home to a whopping claim of nearly $300,000 for a life-threatening scare.

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Cruise

Your rights when a gastro outbreak ruins your cruise

by Alison and Jillian Barrett

Have you ever been stuck on a ship with a quick-spreading bout of gastro without a clue of what to do? Consider this your new bible.

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Tourism

Is the travel industry failing single parents?

To test out the theory, we typed in ‘family on holidays’ into Google images, and this was the top result. Talk about point proven.

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Destinations

Why you need a digital detox on your next trip

We couldn’t even put our phone down long enough to eat dinner last night. Although we did accidentally superglue it to our hand.

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Travel Agents

AFTA protects agents from suppliers gone bust

Travel Weekly was on hand to catch AFTA’s announcement on a new insolvency scheme this morning. Well, we would’ve been had we not overslept.

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Destinations

8 Hand Gestures from around the world

by Amy Bryant

If learning hand signals is anything like learning a language, we’ll forget everything but the naughty ones and offend people wherever we go.

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Tourism

Should terrorism halt your 2017 travel plans?

by Amy Bryant

We were terrorised by our mothers for not packing enough warm coats and socks last time we travelled. And we were going to Fiji.

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Hotels

Aussies turn nose up at Airbnb

TW staff polled agree they too prefer hotels over Airbnb, except when they’re renting out their place on Airbnb while on Famils.

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