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Customer attempts to fraud travel insurance company with dodgy claim receipt. We tell you more about how this customer's story triggered suspicions!
Most travel insurers do not cover damages to your holiday accommodation. Find out more about where you stand in terms of travel insurance and accommodation damages.
The past week has seen chaos on the streets with violent protests taking place in Chile, Spain and Lebanon, adding to the existing riots in Hong Kong. Amid the global tensions, travellers with plans to visit these destinations are feeling uncertain about whether to travel and have questions on their cover.
Labelled the 'biggest collapse of a UK holiday package company', the collapse of British travel agency Thomas Cook has left up to 600,000 travellers stranded and out of pocket. While many UK customers will be inconvenienced, a government-run travel insurance program will see people get home free of cost. It's not such a free home run for Australians impacted.
Typhoon Faxai battered Tokyo, Japan causing evacuations, blackouts and transport chaos. Extreme weather events like this highlight the unpredictable nature of travel.
Escalating tensions in Hong Kong culminated in mass flight cancellations both to and from the region. Find out where you stand in terms of travel insurance.
Aussies say that ‘me time’ motivates them to book a holiday over a work bonus, overseas wedding, or an adventure.
An airline-wide crackdown on carry-on luggage could leave passengers exposed and vulnerable to losses say travel insurance experts.
Australians are opting for travel agents over booking sites says new research by Comparetravelinsurance.com.au. Half (41%) of travellers said they relied on travel agents rather than the web to book their trips.
More and more of us are booking trips based on what we see on Instagram! As 'selfie deaths' rise and 'insta-bragging' pollutes, we explore how social media affects travel and how we can all be more responsible tourists.
The horrific terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April 2019 have triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the popular tourist destination.
Proposed industrial action by Tigerair pilots might leave tens of thousands of travellers on the bench as they try to make it to the A-League Grand Finals this weekend. Will your travel insurance get you to the game on time?
Hundreds of travellers have been thrown into chaos as the Philippines shut down the island of Boracay to tourists for six months. What should you do, and will travel insurance cover it? Find out from the travel insurance experts.
Ever considered spending your retirement on a round-the-world cruise? Aussie seniors sure are, with 1 in 10 boarding a cruise this year, and 30% considering a life at sea over staying at home.
Holiday-makers assume that their personal belongings are covered for all scenarios when damaged, when in fact there are a host of exclusions to be aware of.
Flight chaos continues to confuse Aussies on where they stand when it comes to scheduled flights not taking off. We clear the air on flight cover!
36% of Australian families regularly blow their budgets during school holidays. We tell you how to find some economical hidden gems to look out for!
For droves of travellers heading to Bali for the upcoming silly season, fears mount as the eruption and resultant ash cloud threatens to cause havoc for holidaymakers.
A growing number of pregnant travellers are holidaying closer to their due dates. We outline the risks involved and explain when you would and wouldn't be covered by travel insurance.
As a result of recent foiled terror attacks, airport security around Australia has been drastically ramped up. Travellers facing delays may be wondering whether their travel insurance policies would assist them in the event of heightened security measures.
On route to South Korea, Japan and the United States? Find out where you stand in terms of travel insurance and acts of war around North Korea.
It may be the travel accessory we can’t go without but could smartphones be holding back our holidays? Experts warn that the use of technology on our holidays may limit our capacity to fully ‘switch off’ and engage with our surroundings and loved ones.
Planning to travel with some bling? Did you know that most travel insurers won't cover high-cost jewellery? Before you bring your brilliant baubles along, read this guide.
Recently the Gulf countries have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, including air travel to and from Doha. Find out where you stand in terms of travel insurance and if a flight cancellation would be covered in this event.
The recent flight delays caused by British airways had passengers in a flurry. It can be confusing knowing where you stand in terms of compensation and where travel insurance fits in. We explore the topic in detail.
The past few months have seen a significant number of Aussies running into trouble abroad. As young Aussies find themselves in disturbing scenarios overseas, a recent study by Comparetravelinsurance.com.au can reveal that millennials are the least likely to buy travel insurance.
Despite our laid-back appearance on the travel circuit, it turns out that Aussies actually value sensibility over spontaneity in our travel companions. Read more about our travel preferences and find out how to nab the perfect travel partner.
A new study has found that up to 89% of Australians would opt to spend their savings on a holiday rather than get married. The shock findings come as more Aussies appear to value travel over material goods and conventional investments.
Aussies abroad are advised to play it safe this Australia Day after a wave of disturbing international incidents. Beyond travel insurance, Australians are urged to obey laws and cultural norms.
Hundreds of Aussies have experienced huge holiday disappointment due to Tigerair’s sudden flight cancellation both to and from the popular tourist destination. So will travel insurance cover you for such an event? We explain more.
Despite the popularity of Airbnb, a new survey has found that travellers continue to harbour reservations over home sharing services. 73.8% of respondents say they would prefer to book a hotel over an Airbnb for reasons such as; ‘reliability, ‘better convenience’ and ‘safety issues.’
The destabilising impact of the election could pose risks for Australians within the US and those intending to travel there.
Aussie travellers: we’re a friendly, frisky bunch- particularly when we’re on holidays. New research reveals that nearly two in 10 of us (15%) would use a dating app or website to forge a fling or friendship while on vacation.
The death of King Bhumibol has triggered nationwide mourning in Thailand. Travellers bound for the region are reasonably questioning their rights and the sense of travelling to the region. Our article explains the situation in detail.
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.
Aussie travellers favour mum over dad in an emergency says recent findings from Comparetravelinsurance.com.au. 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.
A new study from Comparetravelinsurance.com.au reveals that 42.8% of travellers would lie to get an upgrade on their holidays. Would you lie?
New data from Comparetravelinsurance.com.au 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.
After a few (or many) years together the sheen on your once ravishing romance may have worn off. Ready to end your relationship rut? Comparetravelinsurance.com.au bring you 5 hot travel tips to revive that romance!
A new insurance provider Traveller Insure enters the market and joins the panel of brands on Comparetravelinsurance.com.au.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Dear 16 to 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.
AIG products are now available online at Australian insurance comparison website, comparetravelinsurance.com.au along with its stellar lineup of 21 travel insurers.
Travel insurance quotes from Webjet are now available online through our comparison.
We help to explain which conditions are covered and why claims are rejected.
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!
The truth about travel insurance cancellation cover revealed!
Planning for a trip is so exciting - organising your itinerary, accommodation, travel insurance, visas and immunizations and not to mention your holiday wardrobe.
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.
A recent study conducted by Australia’s leading travel insurance comparison site comparetravelinsurance.com.au reveals that Australian travellers are left out-of-pocket as leading insurers don’t payout.