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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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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