Please Note - If you are cruising around Australia you need to select Pacific.
With Regions, variances can apply for Bali, Indonesia, Japan and Middle East.
You are not required to enter stop-over countries if your stop-over is less than 48 hours.
Do any travel insurance brands cover insolvency? While most standard travel cover policies do not provide protection for insolvency, collapse or default of airlines, travel agents, wholesalers, cruise operators, tour operators, hotels, car hire companies, railways or theme parks - we've found a few that offer some limited level of cover.
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|AIG||AIG Australia Limited|| Provides reimbursement of reasonable costs to assist you should there be a Financial Default of Your travel services provider.
This does not include the Financial Default of any travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator or booking agent. Refer to the PDS for full details.
|Go insurance||Certain underwriters at Lloyd's|| Cover for the cost of travel, accommodation, car hire and excursions paid or contracted to be paid by You to organisations unrelated to the failed Travel Service Provider in respect of the Trip; or the Reasonable cost of alternative arrangements for You to reach Your destination. In the event Your Trip is curtailed, You are covered for the Reasonable cost of alternative arrangements for You to reach Your pre-booked destination or return to Your Normal Country of Residence.
Exclusions: 1. Financial Default of any travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator or booking agent. 2. Financial Default of a Travel Service Provider if at the time of booking Your Trip and/or purchasing Your policy, the Financial Default had already occurred or a reasonable person would expect to occur. 3. Any claim excluded by the General Exclusions applicable to this policy. Read page 17 of the PDS.
|Insure4Less||Chase Underwriting|| Travel carrier cover only Up to $5000 on Excel Plus policy only.
Not Travel agents, Tour operators or Booking agents. Read page 9 of the PDS.
|InsureandGo||Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited|| They pay up to $1000 in their comprehensive policy for the financial default of a travel services provider, which typically refers to claims relating to airfares. They do not cover for financial default of any travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator or booking agent. You must get written confirmation from the liquidator or equivalent person or authority that the travel services provider has suffered financial default.
Exclusions apply. Please read page 35 PDS for full details.
|Tick Insurance||Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited|| Cover for financial default of a travel service provider up to $1000 for the reasonable costs for you to arrange the same or a similar standard of transport and accommodation.
Not covered for financial default of any travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator or booking agents. Read page 37 of the PDS.
|Travel Insuranz||Chase Underwriting|| Cover for insolvency of a Travel Carrier which typically refers to claims relating to airfares.
You are not covered for the insolvency of any travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator or booking agent. Read page 9 of the PDS.
|Webjet||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|| Cover Travel Service Provider insolvency only, up to $10,000 on Single Comprehensive Policy.
No cover for the financial collapse or insolvency of any service provider; read page 19 of the PDS.
General Advice Warning: The contents of this article were accurate at the time of writing. Insurers change their policies from time to time, so some information may have changed. You should always read the Product Disclosure Statement of your chosen insurer to understand what is covered and what isn't. The information provided is of a general nature only and does not take into account any personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making a decision you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your personal circumstances.
While there are no travel insurers we know of that cover for the insolvency of a travel agent, some travel insurers cover insolvency of transport providers, like airlines or cruise companies. Compare insolvency travel insurance via our table above.
Due to consumer protections associated with credit cards, if your travel provider or agent goes insolvent and fails to deliver services or goods, you can request a chargeback from your bank. They will review your case, and if they find you haven't gotten what you paid for, they may reverse the transaction. There are often time limits on when you can request them, so give your bank a call to learn more.
You've still got some options. If you've booked with a travel agent, they may be able to refund you if your airline or accommodation provider becomes insolvent. Additionally, you may be able to get a chargeback through your bank, or get compensation through a government program. Depending on which travel insurer you're with, you may also have cancellation benefits for the insolvency of a transport provider.
Insurance is a risk-based product, and the financial risk an insurer would be exposed to if a major travel agent became insolvent could be enormous. By limiting their exposure to such risks, they don't have to include insolvency risks in their premium calculations.
With a research and journalism background, and certified in Tier 2 General Insurance General Advice, Crystal is passionate about investigating customers’ tricky travel questions and helping them find the answers they’re looking for. A writer and filmmaker whose favourite trips have been to film festivals in Cuba and South Korea, and campervanning around the USA, she loves getting to know new people and seeing a glimpse of the world through their eyes.