Travel Insurance

The traps of credit card travel insurance

Credit cards aren’t only useful for earning frequent flyer points: many also tout travel in...

Travel insurance and flight cancellations

There are dozens of reasons that a flight can be cancelled – but where does that leave you,...

CBA shakes up credit card travel insurance

The Commonwealth Bank is tweaking the complimentary international travel insurance offered with i...

Medical conditions: which are covered?

Travel insurance normally covers medical conditions, but like all insurances there are restrictio...

Top 10 tips for getting the best travel insurance

Want to maximise your chances of a travel insurance payout with minimum hassle? Then choose your ...

New look for DFAT Smartraveller advice site

There's a fresh new look and additional information on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trad...

Shutdown: who pays for your trouble?

Update: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has told Qantas that planned co...

Best and worst credit cards for travel insurance

Credit card travel insurance: the devil's in the detail Is free travel insurance with credit car...

Travel insurance for strikes

Business travellers who've already had their plans disrupted by ongoing Qantas strikes – be...

Travel insurance & the European volcanic ash cloud

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Europe as the Icelandic Grimsvotn volcanic ash clo...

Iceland volcano: UK, German airspace closed

Airspace in northern parts of the UK is closed with all flights cancelled, while airports in Germ...

Iceland volcano cancels, delays UK flights

Iceland's Grimsvötn volcano continues to erupt, and the ash cloud has delayed or cancelled U...

MAP: Iceland volcano eruption: flight effects

The latest ash cloud forecast maps from the London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre about the Grimsv&...

Sendai Airport, devastated by tsunami, reopens Apr

Sendai Airport, which was damaged in Japan's  March 11 earthquake and then flooded under met...

Is it safe to travel to Japan during April?

Travellers with trips booked to Japan during April are now asking the question: is it safe to tra...

Two travel insurance claims for the price of one?

Can you get twice the pay-out on a travel insurance policy if you happen to have two insurances? ...

Is it safe to go to Japan yet?

Business travellers with appointments, suppliers and counterparts in Japan are making decisions a...

Safe to travel to Japan, say UN regulators

In an unusual coordinated joint statement, four UN safety and human health regulators (IAEA, ICAO...