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Sales of travel insurance are on the rise, possibly due to heightened awareness of risks posed by everything from terrorist attacks to a sudden illness. For travel advisors, insurance is both a source of revenue and a way to provide good customer service.

Whether you are a home-based travel advisor or you work in a large office servicing high-profile accounts, the Travel Advisor Innovation Report will have you covered with the trends, news, and features you’ll need to stay on top of an ever-changing marketplace.

Travel insurance is a growing source of revenue for travel advisors, with a contributing factor likely coming from recent high-profile disasters such as terrorist attacks, plane crashes, and cruise ship malfunctions. According to Squaremouth, the travel insurance comparison site, sales are already up by 24 percent this year and are likely to keep increasing in the future.

Advisors are in a good position to counsel clients on what they need and whether or not their existing coverage is adequate. Not every trip may warrant insurance, but in cases where thousands of dollars are being invested, it could turn out to be a wise choice if things don’t go according to plan.

Skift also takes an in-depth look at what it takes to win lucrative contracts for government travel. Unfortunately, the complexities involved make it nearly impossible for most travel agencies to crack the market.

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— Maria Lenhart, Travel Advisor Editor

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Skift Travel Advisor Editor Maria Lenhart [[email protected]] curates the Skift Travel Advisor Innovation Report. Skift emails the newsletter every Tuesday. Have a story idea? Or a juicy news tip? Want to share a memo? Send her an email.


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Photo credit: Travel advisors are seeing an uptick in travel insurance sales after recent disasters. Some of the remaining passengers look out as the cruise ship Viking Sky arrives at port off Molde, Norway, March 24, 2019, after having problems and issuing a Mayday call on in the heavy seas off Norway's western coast. Svein Ove Ekornesvag / Associated Press

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