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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.
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.
The past few months have seen a significant number of Aussies running into trouble abroad. As young Aussies find themselves in a 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 in 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?
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.