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Surging EU unemployment fueling crime wave and tourists are prime targets

British holidaymakers could fall victim to rising crime when they jet off for their favorite European hot spots as high youth unemployment triggers an upsurge in petty crime, confidence tricks and mug

PATA and Travel Guard working together

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, as a new PATA Preferred P

Falling Indian rupee drives travel insurance premiums up

MUMBAI, India - Travelers may have to shell out more for their outbound travel expenses as travel insurance bills may rise due to the sliding rupee.

Retired travel executive will be remembered

Mario DiLuzio, retired travel executive, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 79 in Tustin, California.

Corfu honeymoon plunge bride returns home after hundreds pay flight costs

A bride, Carrie-Anne Freeland, stranded in Corfu after being paralyzed following a 30-foot hotel balcony plunge, will be able to return home for treatment after generous strangers helped meet the trav

Short holiday breaks on the rise for UK travelers

UK travelers are still taking their annual main holiday, but they are also booking more short overseas breaks – 20 percent more in the past year.

UK post office says travel insurance is not where travelers should...

Recent research shows that the number of overseas holidays taken by UK residents in 2009 fell by 14.5 percent as UK holidaymakers sought ways to cut back holiday costs by either taking a staycation or

Expatriate and travel insurance healthcare leaders converge on Los Angeles, September...

As more and more businesses globalize, increasing the size and scope of their international or multinational operations, demand fires up for more robust expatriate healthcare benefit options and incre

Volcanic ash costing travel insurance industry millions of dollars in claims

The travel insurance industry is paying millions of dollars in claims to travellers stranded in Europe and elsewhere by the drifting Icelandic volcanic ash.

Travel insurance: To buy or not to buy?

Snowstorms, hurricanes, missed flights or a case of the flu all ruin countless vacations each year. To protect against such unexpected disasters, many travelers have turned to travel insurance.

Six Florida agencies charged in travel insurance scam

Florida regulators have charged six travel agencies, including one in Boynton Beach, with using unlicensed agents to sell bogus trip insurance policies through a company never authorized to do busines

“Opt out” scams rampant throughout travel industry

Ever buy travel insurance you didn't want? Unintended purchases are yet another of the traps the travel industry sets for you. A recent reader's experience shows how it works:

Swine flu, Australian tourism and travel insurance? Some worries, mate

Since my last eTN article on this issue a few short weeks ago, there have been some worrying developments in Australia.

Travel insurance industry has the adventure travel trend covered, Squaremouth says

From outer space to the bottom of the sea, adventure travel has become an affordable alternative to traditional resort holidays.