Super hurricane Irma is causing a ton of cruise and flight cancellations in addition to delays and course changes. But your travel insurance should cover all that, right? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Consumer watchdog CHOICE has released the results of an investigation into the online travel insurance policies offered by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin. It found that auto-selecting a policy when purchasing a plane ticket often resulted in a higher price tag and a raft of sneaky exclusions. Tellingly, most policies gave customers just ten minutes to review a 14,000 word document before the connection timed out.
The Crashed Car Showroom is a temporary storefront in Sydney conceived by the NRMA Insurance Research Centre. As its name implies, it's dedicated to road safety and the dangers of driving via an assortment of technological displays -- including a crash test dummy simulator that straps you into a hydraulic car while wearing an Oculus Rift VR headset. Read on for a tour of the showroom floor.
Travel insurance makes sense when you're away from home, and shopping around can save you from spending over the odds for it. Just don't try getting too creative when it comes to claiming on that policy: history suggests you'll be rejected for ludicrously outlandish claims.
Credit cards often offer travel insurance if you book your holiday using the card, but do those policies offer enough protection? Australian Business Traveller examined the policies currently on the local market, and concluded that you'll get a good deal for damaged possessions and lost cash cover, but need to check carefully to make sure the policy is activated and that it covers the length of your trip.