The growth trajectory of the Travel Insurance industry over the past five years has been a roller-coaster ride. Revenue growth is largely attributable to the volatility of the financial market, as well as the consumer propensity to demand travel insurance products. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow at an annualised 5.2% over the five years through 2014-15, boosted by the strong recovery in 2010-11. Revenue is forecast to grow by 6.7% in 2014-15, to reach $869.0 million, driven by continual growth in tourism by Australians.
The Travel Insurance industry underwrites (i.e. assumes, pools and spreads out risk of financial losses over policyholders in exchange for premiums) travel insurance policies. Coverage can include losses from trip cancellation and delay, lost baggage and medical emergencies.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.