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Britain’s markets watchdog on Tuesday opened a public consultation to see if changes are needed to make it easier for people with cancer to get travel insurance.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was also looking at the reasons for pricing differences in premiums quoted by insurers. The consultation is part of a wider look at problems some consumers can face when trying to buy travel insurance aged people..
The FCA said insurance markets were becoming more segmented with the use of “big data” - or very detailed information about which customers pose the highest risk to insurers.
Such customers may have to “navigate an increasingly complex and confusing market” to find insurers willing to cover them.
“These issues are particularly apparent for those with, or recovering from, cancer,” the FCA said.
The Association of British Insurers, an industry body, said travel insurance is widely available for people who have long-term and serious health conditions, including people who have cancer.
Will I still need travel insurance after Brexit?
Many Brits are wondering whether they still need travel insurance for trips to Portugal? Well the answer is as it always has been. YES! Even before the whole Brexit thing kicked off, we always needed travel insurance to EHIC countries. Whether EHIC remains is another question, but any visit to Portugal should always include travel insurance!
Heading to Malaysia?
Malaysia is much more quiet compared to it's northern neighbour Thailand as it gets far less tourist crowds. If you are heading to Malaysia then ensure you have the appropriate travel insurance cover for Malaysia as medical bills can be very high!
More trouble in Thailand
Tourists are being warned to "exercise extreme caution" in Thailand after a wave of co-ordinated explosions left several people dead and dozens more wounded.
Among the injured were 10 foreigners in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin (pictured above and below), which was hit by two explosions on a busy street on Thursday night and by two further blasts on Friday morning. As with all foreign travel it's essential to have saga travel insurance for over 85s if heading overseas.
Brits are seeking safer Destinations
Some travel agents are offering up to 40 per cent off Turkey trips - after bookings to the terror-hit country have plunged at a similar rate.
Capital Ankara was rocked over the weekend when Kurdish rebel bombers killed 37 people in attacks , the second bloodbath there in a matter of weeks.
Brits have instead flocked to buy up holidays to "save havens" Spain and Portugal, resulting in a shortage in trips available during the school holidays.
Fran Brehany, from Holiday Travel Watch, says agents must advertise holidays to terror-hit countries "responsibly", and not use customers as "foot soliders in the battle against guns and bullets".
He also said agents are hiking prices for holidays to the Med as bookings surge, and customers should expect packages not to be as cheap as in "ordinary circumstances".
He told Daily Star Online: "In the Sri Lankan civil war specialist travel agents offered unbelievable value holidays to Sri Lanka. It is the same again now.
"You should think very carefully about how to sell holidays that carry a risk.
Visit the Great Barrier Reef before it's too late
Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction if the latest El Niño does not ease this month, scientists said in Sydney last week.
The El Niño is a result of a warming of the ocean in the western Pacific — ideal conditions for coral bleaching, where coral expels living algae, causing it to calcify. Coral can survive only within a narrow band of ocean temperature.
The scientists said areas of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage site, are experiencing the worst bleaching in 15 years.
Coral around Lizard Island off the tropical city of Cairns has seen the most widespread bleaching, with 80 percent of its coral bleached under unrelenting sunlight, said Anne Hoggett, director of the Lizard Island Research Station.
“Bleaching is a clear signal that living corals are under physiological stress. If that stress is bad enough for long enough, the corals can die,” said Russell Reichelt, chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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Older people going online more
Older people are using online tools and apps more than was ever thought. Research conducted as seen a massive rise in the silver surfer using the Internet to plan their trips around Europe and beyond.
Older travellers are no longer just relying on local travel shops and agents on the high street, they are turning to their smart phones, ipads and desktop computers for the latest travel deals.
The over 85s are now booking such travel products as hotel rooms, flights all over the World, car hire and rental as well as travel insurance and medical cover.
AA TO STOP AGE RISTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL INSURANCE OVER 80s
The AA will stop restricting holidaymakers aged over 79 from taking out travel insurance cover for single trips from November 5.
Some such as Protect Your Bubble cover customers only up to the age of 54. Aviva and Axa Direct won't cover anyone over 80, while Barclays' age limit is 70.
The subsidiary of Mapfre Assistance in the Middle East has reached an agreement with GIG (Kuwait's leading insurance group) to provide travel insurance to Kuwait Airways customers who hold an Oasis Gold loyalty card.
With this agreement, Mapfre Assistance begins to market its travel insurance in the Kuwaiti airline sector; also, both GIG and Mapfre Assistance will be able to offer distinguishing added value and consolidate their position as suppliers of these customized solutions in Kuwait.
This collaboration confirms the expansion of Mapfre Assistance in the Middle East; online bookings in this region have doubled between 2011 and 2014 due to a predominantly young population that is aware of new technologies and demands more travel insurance.
Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) was established in 1962 with the name Gulf Insurance Company KSC (GIC). It is a public shareholding company listed on the Kuwait stock exchange and the market leader in Kuwait in terms of issued premiums. Gulf Insurance has become one of the biggest insurance groups in the Middle East and North Africa, with subsidiaries in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait.
Mapfre Assistance is the trademark of Mapfre Asistencia, a leading company specializing in assistance, service provision and insurance for specialty risks. It offers comprehensive solutions to its clients in four main sectors: insurance, including specific solutions for brokers, finance, automobile and travel and tourism, as well as products for individuals.
Mapfre Asistencia is directly present in 44 countries and has more than 1,572 corporate clients. It operates around the world and 198 million people benefit from its services.
INJURED ABROAD ON HOLIDAY OVER 85s?
What to do if you have suffered an injury while on holiday abroad
This short guide is designed to help anybody who has suffered a personal injury while on holiday in a foreign country.
We understand that suffering an injury can at any time can be traumatic but even more so when you are away from home and not sure how to proceed. It is hoped that this guide will answer any questions you may have.
A team have dealt with numerous different types of claims for injuries that have occurred in foreign countries including road traffic accidents, food poisoning and injuries caused by holiday activities like paragliding, waterskiing and diving.
If you have booked your holiday through a tour operator, they are responsible and your claim can be handled in the English or Welsh courts. The tour operator does need to be an ATOL protected provider so it is worth checking when booking your holiday.
If you have booked your holiday by some other means or are travelling independently, there are travel insurance providers who offer compensation should you suffer an injury. It is worth taking out travel insurance if you are going on holiday or travel regularly.
Arrangements should be made for the injured party to receive the necessary medical care and attention.
It is also critically important that you do not accept any financial offers of compensation until you have received expert legal advice.
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