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Travel Insurance in Australia: Market Research Report

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Travel Insurance Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Specialist Insurance Lines | May 2014

Turbulence: Fluctuations in the financial market cause revenue volatility

IBISWorld’s Travel Insurance market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Allianz Australia Allianz Australia market share
Great Lakes Australia Great Lakes Australia market share
Insurance Australia Group Insurance Australia Group market share
QBE Insurance Group QBE Insurance Group market share
Suncorp Group Suncorp Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$773m
Annual Growth 09-14
1.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
300
Businesses
42
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The path trodden by the Travel Insurance industry in the past five years has been full of ups and downs. Seesawing revenue can largely be attributed to the volatility of the financial market, rather than the underlying demand for travel insurance products. Overall, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2013-14. Revenue is forecast to grow by 2.0% in 2013-14, to reach $772.6 million.

The global financial crisis did not exhaust Australians' enthusiasm for travel. The number of international trips taken by Australians has increased at an annualised 8.8% over the past five years. This is mainly attributed to a strong Australian dollar, which makes overseas travel relatively cheaper... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity within the industry is low. IBISWorld estimates that the industry's labour-to-capital ratio is 1:0.09, meaning that for every dollar paid as wages, only $0.09 is required for investment into capital. This is due to a large portion of industry activities being carried out by employees. The industry generally demands highly skilled employees specialising in mathematics, statistics, risk management or actuarial science. This means that the average wage per employee in the industry is high, as is typical of industries in the insurance sector. The industry does not require much expensive equipment and machinery in its daily operations. The only significant capital investments are computers, software and programs... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Travel Insurance Industry?

This 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.

Industry Products
Cancellation insuranceDelay insuranceEmergency medical insurancePersonal item loss
 
Industry Activities
Luggage insuranceTravel delay and cancellation insuranceLoss of income insuranceOverseas medical insuranceLuggage insuranceTravel delay and cancellation insuranceLoss of income insuranceOverseas medical insurance


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