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WTTC unveils new Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is highlighting the importance of insurance during this uncertain time by unveiling its own insurance guidelines designed to drive the return of safe and responsible travel.
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Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA

Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
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We talk to Blue Cross and B2C insurer Medipac about their new COVID-19 coverage

Blue Cross says that as of July 22 it has reopened out-of-country travel insurance sales for Ontario Blue Cross and Quebec Blue Cross, and its emergency medical care benefit will include coverage for COVID-19 providing the insured person does not show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 prior to departure.
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What you need to know about Manulife’s policies during COVID-19

To put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective with regard to how it’s impacted travellers, Manulife, which on average sees less than 20,000 claims in any given year, has opened over 32,000 claims in just the past few weeks alone.
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Travel insurers putting those who need immediate assistance first

Canada’s travel insurers are imploring with Canadians to help prioritize calls during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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Here’s why the $2,573 Canadians spend on vacations should include travel insurance

With March Break just around the corner, Alliance Global Assistance Canada is sounding the alarm for vacationers who travel without insurance. Because that broken ankle on a Florida vacation, resulting in hospital bills and other costs adding up to US$45,000, isn’t going to pay for itself.
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Air Canada seeks finance ministry approval to form insurance firm

Air Canada is seeking finance ministry approval to form its own life insurance company as a gateway to the annuities market and a hedge against looming pension payouts.
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Travel Guard’s new app lets you customize insurance period down to the hour

You can do anything with your iPhone these, days, including purchasing travel insurance.
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High-risk activities onboard cruise ships may not be covered with standard travel insurance

Cruise vacation clients look to travel insurance to protect themselves, however they may not realize that participating in certain activities – like rock-climbing and surfing – while onboard the ship can lead to a claim denial.
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Download Allianz’s free app to help manage emergencies abroad

Allianz Global Assistance Canada has unveiled a new app that makes travel emergencies more manageable and less of a headache.
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Cuba reopened: When will Air Canada resume flights & what are the entry requirements?
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Air Canada is set to resume flights to Cuba starting in September, teeing up the destination for a possibly healthy...
U.S. Department of State lifts its Global Level 4 travel advisory
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The U.S. Department of State has lifted its blanket Level 4 health advisory for global travel outside of the U.S....
UnCruise Adventures cancels rest of AK season 3 days after setting sail
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In another frustrating setback for the cruise industry, a case of COVID-19 has dashed the first post-pandemic Alaska...
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun gets new opening date
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun gets new opening date
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun has a new opening date, now scheduled for Dec. 15, 2020.
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