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Why Travel Insurance Sales Are on the Rise

As more people travel each year, the number of travel insurance policy sales also increases as travelers want to have security and peace of mind while on a trip. International tourist arrivals are predicted to reach back to 80% to 95% of pre-pandemic levels. With this comes an opportunity to cater to these travelers, helping them to protect themselves from the dangers inherent in traveling far from home.
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Travel is on the Rise

The global travel insurance market is expected to be valued at more than $35 billion by 2025, according to Adroit Market Research. In 2019, UStiA found that Americans alone spent nearly $4 billion on Travel Insurance, a 40.6% rise from 2016. However, In 2020, Americans spent approximately $1.72 billion on all types of travel protection, which was quite a reduction from the previous study. Predictions are high and already statistics are showing a promising significant increase in travel for 2023. 

Over the past ten years, the travel insurance market has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry and it is forecasted to continue its impressive growth rate through the 2020s. There are several reasons why travel insurance has such a big market right now.

Many people have had to experience the cost of losing money spent on trip costs such as flights, hotels, car rentals, events from weddings to business conferences that were canceled due to the recent pandemic, trip cancellations, and more. Those are costs that couldn’t be recouped and so people are looking into insurance benefits to prepare themselves for the unexpected. Also, transportation is cheaper and faster, allowing more people to travel internationally with regularity. This is where having the ability to offer several travel insurance plans can help offset the cost of delayed travel or cancelations.

Common Travel Issues for Tourists

No matter where or when people decide to travel there are a few universal risks that travel insurance can help to protect them against. When things completely outside of their control are becoming more common, travelers are likely to turn to travel insurance for financial protection in case their trips don’t go the way they had planned. Some key risks can include:

Natural Disasters

The increasing instances of extreme weather around the world mean that natural disasters are of more concern to travelers. Whether it’s a flight-grounding storm, erupting volcano or simply an unprecedented heatwave, natural events can have a huge impact on a traveler’s plans.

Health Incidents

Being away from home exposes even the healthiest of people to new germs and unusual risks that make illness and injury more likely than in their everyday lives. While many people still choose to wear masks in crowded areas, many have let their masks go. This year we have experienced a larger and harsher outbreak of the flu virus because more people are leaving home without masks. Germs are everywhere! Even outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola and Coronavirus are becoming the “new normal” and are almost impossible to predict.


An ever-changing global risk, terrorism threats are a small but terrifying possibility for many travelers. With the war in Ukraine still being fought, and political unrest in Iran, European travel can be impacted negatively. Protection against worst-case scenarios would be necessary, particularly for travelers bound for politically-unstable areas or places where terrorism has been a problem in the past.


Increasing geopolitical uncertainty and rising inflation were among the biggest risk factors for business travel in 2023. There are also LGBTQ concerns and political unrest globally. Travel insurance can be particularly important for people who are a minority in their destination country, either because of ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Travel Insurance is Viewed as a Smart Investment

While concerning, these factors make travel insurance a worthwhile investment for many travelers. More than ever, travelers domestically in the U.S. and abroad are purchasing trip and travel medical insurance plans to ensure that they are covered in the event of an unexpected injury or illness or trip interruption. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for those supplying many types of travel insurance plans that cover people internationally as well as those traveling to and throughout the United States.

Learn More About the Advantages of Selling Travel Insurance

If you are a licensed independent insurance agent, you are likely already certified to sell travel insurance. Travel retailers and others in the travel industry can also learn more about the products and services that the Treppy™ insurance API has to offer. To learn more about tapping into this market, please contact our team of professionals who can help you get started selling travel insurance to people around the world.


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