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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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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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Tourism

Allianz ceases travel insurance sales

by Huntley Mitchell

The move comes after Allianz notified agents earlier this month that their authorised representative agreements to sell its products would be terminated.

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Tourism

Cover-More pulls insurance product in Australia and New Zealand

The travel insurance provider has suspended one of its products across the trans-Tasman amid the rapidly changing global impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Technology

Webjet and Cover-More form new travel insurance partnership

In other news, Travel Weekly’s editor and deputy editor are currently forming a formidable partnership at the crease in the office cricket tournament.

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Tourism

OPINION: 9 travel insurance trends to spot in 2020

by Ben Webster

As promised, here’s yet another 2020 predictions story. However, unlike most of the other submissions we’ve received, this one’s actually quite good.

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Tourism

Aussie company launches inclusive travel insurance brand

We’re all about inclusivity here at Travel Weekly, so much so that we even let the office dog write some of our stories.

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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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News

Insurance Council responds to damning report of mental health discrimination against travellers

by Christian Fleetwood

The insurance industry has issued its response to an investigation that revealed widespread mental health discrimination against Aussie travellers.

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Aviation

Travel Agents

“This doesn’t just happen overseas”: Local agency boss speaks out on Wow Air collapse

Missed the recent news about the collapse of Icelandic budget airline Wow Air? You might wanna take note of what this agency big wig has to say.

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ASIC to place travel insurers under the microscope

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel insurance is said to come under scrutiny later this year, just like Travel Weekly’s editor and his unhealthy habit of wearing sandals in public.

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