Skift Take

Coronavirus infections are rising again in many Western nations. But some travel companies hope the impact on vacation planners will be far less than in previous surges, thanks partly to sales of new and more flexible travel insurance policies.

Travel insurance was a product or upsell that only a minority of vacationers bought in most countries before the pandemic. But many insurers — and the travel brands that resell their high-margin products — are hoping to see travel insurance sales boom once vacationers return