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NIB hits pause on travel insurance sales in Australia and NZ

It’s the second time in as many years that NIB has pulled the pin on travel insurance sales. However, it’s unclear whether said pin was of the safety or bobby variety.

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Tourism

Allianz Australia fined $1.5m over misleading travel insurance sales via Expedia-owned sites

by Huntley Mitchell

The insurance giant has paid a multimillion-dollar price for some dodgy sales through a trio of Expedia-owned websites.

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Cruise

Family of White Island volcano victim knocked back by travel insurer because he was “touring”

The mother of a man who was killed by the volcanic eruption said the loss of life claim her family made on her son’s insurance was knocked back on a technicality.

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Tourism

Allianz returns to the travel insurance fold

The insurance giant is back to service the travel sector. No word on its court case against ASIC, however.

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Tourism

NIB chief reckons travel insurance business probably won’t bounce back until 2023

NIB’s head honcho has shared his forecast for when the company’s travel insurance arm will rebound, and it looks like he’ll be waiting a while.

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Tourism

NIB Travel introduces COVID-covered insurance product, as it prepares to scrap SureSave brand

The company’s product and brand offering is going to look a little different when it resumes selling travel insurance policies in Australia next month.

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Tourism

Cover-More introduces new COVID-19 insurance benefits for domestic and trans-Tasman travellers

The insurance company has wasted no time updating its trans-Tasman travel policies following Jacinda Ardern’s big ‘bubble’ announcement.

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Tourism

World Travel Protection’s local arm bolstered by Zurich integration

World Travel Protection is getting ready to flex, with a new integration by its parent to help strengthen the company’s Australian arm.

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Technology

Expedia embroiled in Allianz Australia court case over alleged misleading travel insurance sales

The online travel giant has found itself in the middle of a Federal Court case between ASIC and Allianz over travel insurance.

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Tourism

Aussie travel insurance market forecast to shrink due to international restrictions

It appears Australia’s travel insurance providers are set to suffer from shrinkage in the coming months due to COVID-19.

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Tourism

Cover-More CEO exits

The global travel insurance provider has waved goodbye to its chief, but not before signing him up to a premium policy.

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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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