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Articles tagged “travel insurance”

Coronavirus Panic Outlines Limits of Most Travel Insurance

Coronavirus Panic Outlines Limits of Most Travel Insurance

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airline and online travel agencies have been under fire from legislators in recent years for their travel insurance marketing tactics. In these trying times, these companies now more than ever must provide greater transparency into what their policies do — and don't — provide before consumers click the button to purchase.

4 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is dealing a blow to travel in general, but ship quarantines and other factors may be making cruise especially vulnerable. Travel advisors are scurrying to chart the best way forward for their worried clients.

1 month ago

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New Report: The Business Imperative for ‘Inclusive Hospitality’

New Report: The Business Imperative for ‘Inclusive Hospitality’

AIG + Skift

Roughly one billion people around the world have special circumstances or needs that make travel more difficult than it should be. Now, leaders in the industry are calling for a more inclusive hospitality paradigm that better serves all travelers. It’s both the right thing to do and a huge business opportunity, experts said.

6 months ago

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Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Medjet + Skift

As business travel booms, companies are focused on their obligations to provide cost-effective health and safety support for their organizational travelers. Accidents, illnesses, and safety concerns can happen, and creative turnkey solutions are helping firms of all sizes cover an ever-increasing number of trips for work, pleasure, and those that combine the two.

8 months ago

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

11 months ago

Travel Advisors See Trip Insurance Opportunity Where Credit Cards Fall Short

Travel Advisors See Trip Insurance Opportunity Where Credit Cards Fall Short

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Awareness of the need for travel insurance is on the rise in some quarters. This trend offers significant opportunities for travel advisors to generate additional revenue and offer peace of mind to travelers.

11 months ago

Reimbursement for Flight Disruptions Slowly Gets Smarter

Reimbursement for Flight Disruptions Slowly Gets Smarter

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Flyers are sometimes owed money from airlines following disruptions and delays, usually small amounts. New advances make it easier to submit claims, but it can still take a long time for flyers to get the money they deserve. Smarter predictive technology will eventually make delays and disruptions less of a hassle, or at least lead to insurance products that are actually useful.

2 years ago

Credit Cards May Pay When a Traveler Crashes Their Rental Car

Credit Cards May Pay When a Traveler Crashes Their Rental Car

Gregory Karp, Associated Press

But beware the fine print, as ever. For example, collecting reimbursement from a card company can take a while, so you may have to front money for expenses.

2 years ago

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Amy Merrick, Skift

The recent hurricanes are expected to have mostly short-term impacts on business travel and economic forecasts, but they exposed serious weaknesses in companies’ preparations for disruption caused by extreme weather.

2 years ago

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Skift Trends Report: Understanding Travel Risk Perceptions & Realities

Skift Trends Report: Understanding Travel Risk Perceptions & Realities

Allianz Worldwide Partners + Skift

Major storms. Political unrest. Military conflict. These are the travel risks that keep us up at night. And, to be certain, they’re obvious and longstanding examples of events that can drive a vacation or a business trip way off course. However, these aren’t the only or the most frequently encountered factors at work in the travel insurance equation.

3 years ago

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Why Travel Insurance Is Necessary In Today’s Unpredictable World

Why Travel Insurance Is Necessary In Today’s Unpredictable World

Allianz Worldwide Partners + Skift

In the unpredictable world of travel, it’s time we stop viewing travel insurance as an occasional ad-on and more of a necessary part of the journey.

3 years ago

Terror Attacks and Change Fees Cause Travelers to Rethink Travel Insurance

Terror Attacks and Change Fees Cause Travelers to Rethink Travel Insurance

Dan Peltier, Skift

Global events during the past year have fundamentally shifted how travelers view insurance and how they want to interact with providers during their trips. What was once overlooked by many U.S. travelers is now largely thought of as necessary, and brands want to make policies easier to digest.

4 years ago