Articles tagged “travel insurance”

Travel Booking

Ukraine War Sanctions Raise Questions for Travel Insurance Firms

“Do not travel” warnings protect travel insurance firms in countries directly involved. The war in Ukraine might also increase consumer awareness and demand for extensive coverage.

Ukraine War Sanctions Raise Questions for Travel Insurance Firms

Online Travel

6 Expedia Group Takeaways From Its Annual Report

How things change: Expedia said its sale of Egencia won't have a major impact on operations or financials, although in years' past the company touted Egencia as a rising star. In 2018, Egencia was its own Expedia reporting segment and accounted for 8 percent of gross bookings.

6 Expedia Group Takeaways From Its Annual Report

Online Travel

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Amadeus will distribute Hopper's upsells, such as trip cancellation protection, for consumers to add when buying from airlines and agencies. Seems like B2B2B2C is the new business-to-consumer (B2C).

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

New tech is enabling travel brands to upsell consumers with more targeted trip insurance policies. Think rain cancellation policies for camping or ski trips.

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

Online Travel

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy

Investors are betting that the trend in renting RVs won't run out of gas after the pandemic wanes. They've funded Outdoorsy, an Airbnb-type service for recreational vehicles. Investors think the startup's new private vehicle insurance product will help accelerate the RV trend.

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy

Online Travel

Expedia Adds 25 Million Travelers to Loyalty Program in Challenge to Tripadvisor Subscription Plan

Expedia wants to help people find a new travel companion — namely Expedia. We've heard online travel agencies and others vow to become to become less price-oriented before, but fickle deal hunters will make that a tough pledge to fulfill.

Expedia Adds 25 Million Travelers to Loyalty Program in Challenge to Tripadvisor Subscription Plan

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Insurance Becoming Travel Must-Have

Coronavirus has created big opportunities for insurers of travel. But the continuing threat of new waves of the virus makes the business anything but a sure thing as hefty payouts could be the result.

Covid-19 Insurance Becoming Travel Must-Have

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Sales Could Be Supercharged Once Vacationers Return

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 Sales Could Be Supercharged Once Vacationers Return

Online Travel

U.S. Flyers Fuel a Boom in Catch-All Trip Insurance for Thanksgiving Travel

The number of trip insurance policies bought to cover the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend is up 170 percent, year-over-year. Masks are also a very effective kind of insurance.

U.S. Flyers Fuel a Boom in Catch-All Trip Insurance for Thanksgiving Travel

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Spending Up 40 Percent for Vacations Booked Later This Year

Many American travelers learned that their trips were not covered by standard travel insurance policies in the coronavirus fallout. As a result, insurers say spending is up on "cancel for any reason" policies.

Travel Insurance Spending Up 40 Percent for Vacations Booked Later This Year