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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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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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How have Canadians been Saved by Travel Insurance? Jane’s Story

Manulife’s Saved by Travel Insurance campaign aims to educate Canadians on how important it is to purchase travel insurance
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How have Canadians been Saved by Travel Insurance? Alycia’s Story

Manulife’s Saved by Travel Insurance campaign aims to educate Canadians on how important it is to purchase travel insurance, not only to help protect themselves or their loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, but also to help protect their financial investment.
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How have Canadians been Saved by Travel Insurance? Malcolm’s Story

Manulife’s Saved by Travel Insurance campaign aims to educate Canadians on how important it is to purchase travel insurance
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Changes to OHIP coverage is a good reason to look at travel insurance

TORONTO — For those planning a sunny getaway, it may be more important than ever this winter to pack the right travel insurance before departure. Ontario’s provincial health coverage for most types of out-of-country medical expenses will end as of Jan. 1. That may not be top-of-mind for most people but it’s a reason for […]
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Ontario cutting government run, out of country travel insurance program

Ontario is pushing ahead with a plan to eliminate basic out-of-country travel insurance, saying the program is very costly and does not provide value to taxpayers.
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New to market: Zurich Travel Insurance now available

Zurich Insurance has launched Zurich Travel Insurance for Canadians travelling out-of-country.
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New Canadian travel insurance brokerage caters to snowbirds & seniors

Canadian snowbirds, boomers and seniors can travel with added peace of mind thanks to a new travel insurance service designed exclusively for their needs.
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After 2017 hurricane season, there’s no excuse for not buying travel insurance: Allianz

Hurricane Irma left more than 400 Canadian travellers stranded last fall and while airlines added extra flights to bring those travellers home, many vacationers caught up in Irma’s wrath incurred expenses they had not foreseen, nor budgeted for, says Allianz.
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Quarantining on return from vacation: two travel agents tell all
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The 14-day mandatory quarantine for all travellers entering or returning to Canada is one of the biggest roadblocks to...
Holland America pauses operations on all ships through Dec. 15
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Holland America Line has extended its pause of cruise operations and cancelled departures on all ships through Dec. 15...
ACTA’s Aug. 19 webinar tackles home-based agent/ IC overview
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ACTA is once again joining forces with HR à La Carte for an informational webinar for the trade, this time focused on...
Costa to resume operations in September with two ships
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Costa Cruises has set its sights on Sept. 6, 2020 as its new date of resumption, with the first ship to set sail being...
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