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Thai king's death and travel insurance

The death of King Bhumibol has triggered nationwide mourning in Thailand. Travellers bound for the region are reasonably questioning their rights and the sense in travelling to the region. Our article explains the situation in detail. 

Aussies take punt on travel insurance

A whopping 4 in 5 of us would give travel insurance a miss if we were travelling to a sports match within Australia. Packing travel insurance for a local escape may not be common practice, but it should be.

Mum’s the word says travellers calling home
1 August 2016

Aussie travellers favour mum over dad in an emergency says recent findings from New research has shown that most of us (19%) would call mum before calling dad (6% of respondents), or even the authorities (17%) when we’re in a spot of trouble overseas.

Lying for luxury: Fibbing your way to first
27 June 2016

A new study from reveals that 42.8% of travellers would lie to get an upgrade on their holidays. Would you lie?

More Aussies choosing to cruise
20 April 2016

New data from reveals that cruises are becoming an increasingly mainstream holiday choice. More and more Australians are choosing to cruise irrespective of age, economic status or life stage.

Hot Holidays: Itineraries To Ignite!
14 February 2016

After a few (or many) years together the sheen on your once ravishing romance may have worn off. Ready to end your relationship rut? bring you 5 hot travel tips to revive that romance!

Fairfax’s travel insurance joins comparison
10 Febuary 2016

A new insurance provider Traveller Insure enters the market and joins the panel of brands on

Bogan boycott: how not to be a toolie
18 December 2015

Whether it’s crashing the festivities of schoolies week or simply unleashing the full force of the inner bogan whilst abroad, the verdict is clear; there’s nothing cool about being a tool! Can the myth of badly behaved Aussie abroad be dispelled? We take a look.

Bali’s tourists covered in ash…again
4 November 2015

Once again, a volcano has erupted in Indonesia, disrupting the flights and holidays of thousands. We explain how tourists will weather the ash cloud storm this time around, and the various insurers that will cover travellers affected by the situation. 

Results are in: Schoolies dying to party
26 November 2015

A time-honoured ritual, schoolies is an opportunity for recent graduates to let their hair down after the long hard slog of their final year. But with teens abandoning all rhyme and reason, are schoolies a lesson in misadventure?  

Airbnb drives home the need for travel insurance
17 August 2015

Although it’s an incredibly exciting landscape, the home-sharing industry is still relatively new, and there’s no accounting for any unexpected incidents. Travel insurance is always a must, regardless of where you stay.

Bali volcano causes travel insurance confusion
1 August 2015

Whether you’re vacation veteran or a first time flyer, a natural disaster can cause a flurry of frustration. Whilst you can’t always plan for the unexpected, a good understanding of your travel insurance policy can help to smooth over any holiday hurdles.

Aussies foregoing ski cover face winter wipe outs
1 June 2015

Whether you’re planning to tear up the slopes in Thredbo or shred powder in Whistler, it’s essential to pack ski insurance. Without cover, your trip can slip from bad to worse faster than an avalanche.

Selfie destructive habits spoil holidays
3 March 2015

Simply put, a life-risking selfie is never a good idea. Taking out travel insurance on the other hand, is. With the right cover and a good dose of selfie smarts, you’ll be set for holiday heaven.

Travel insurance for mopeds or scooters
1 March 2015

Riding a motorcycle or scooter on holiday can be a thrilling, inexpensive way to travel...until something happens! The cost of a hospital trip overseas can send your budget skyrocketing and your stress levels too. Make sure you ride safe, and have adequate cover before you hit the road.

CTI welcomes Travel Insurance Saver
12 January 2015

CTI welcomes Travel Insurance Saver

Save on your travel insurance this Xmas
1 December 2014

Looking for Christmas bargains? You don't need to shell out loads of cash on your travel insurance this silly season. You can save big simply by scoping out discounts and using a comparison site. We know you'd rather save your precious pennies to stock up on pressies after all!

Dumb dives and travel insurance
28 Nov 2014

Dear 16 – 25 year old males on holiday, Please could you stop jumping off balconies into swimming pools.  The end. Yours faithfully, The hotel owner, the ambulance men, the coroner and your forever-suffering parents.

CTI warmly welcomes AIG
10 Oct 2014

AIG products are now available online at Australian insurance comparison website, along with its stellar lineup of 21 travel insurers.

CTI warmly welcomes Webjet
14 Oct 2014

Travel insurance quotes from Webjet are now available online through our comparison.

Which medical conditions are covered?
9 Sep 2014

We help to explain which conditions are covered and why claims are rejected.

Are your lost or stolen belongings covered?
16 April 2014

Did you know forgetting a suitcase on the airport conveyer belt is not covered by your travel insurance? Find out when travel insurance actually covers for lost, or stolen belongings!

Travel insurance cancellation cover
20 Nov 2013

The truth about travel insurance cancellation cover revealed!

Safety tips for travelling abroad
2 Sep 2013

Planning for a trip is so exciting - organising your itinerary, accommodation, travel insurance, visas and immunizations and not to mention your holiday wardrobe.

Policies leaving travellers out of pocket
12 June 2013

A recent study conducted by Australia’s leading travel insurance comparison site reveals that Australian travellers are left out-of-pocket as leading insurers don’t pay out.

The most unusual insurance claims
7 Aug 2012

Insurance aggregator site says lost luggage and cancelled flights are the least of your worries. CTI reveals some of the most unusual travel insurance claims made to Allianz Global Assistance.

Advert banned for being grotesquely obese
14 May 2012

The award winning Compare Travel Insurance, ‘Save Yourself the Risk’ advertisement is back in action after being banned for discrimination against obesity in late 2011.

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