Travelling well: Rising international travel numbers and higher incomes ensure growth

The Travel Insurance industry has grown strongly over the past five years. The performance of financial markets, the number of Australians travelling overseas and the propensity of consumers to demand travel insurance products have contributed to revenue growth. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.4% over the five years through 2017-18. Revenue is expected to increase by 5.3% in the current year, to total $1.1 billion, largely driven by continual growth in international travel by Australians.Despite a weak Australian dollar over the past five years, the increasing availability of low-cost airlines and travel deal aggregators has bolstered Australians' enthusiasm for more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The steady rise in international travel by Australians is supporting industry demand
  • The proliferation of online insurance providers has increased industry competition
  • A forecast rise in discretionary income is likely to encourage longer expensive holidays
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    A large proportion of travel insurance underwriters resides along Australia's Eastern seaboard, where the Australian population is most densely populated. This tendency follows a similar trend of most financial service providers who choose to locate themselves in proximity to downstream industries and consumers. This trend is also prevalent in the Travel Insurance industry. Industry participants must meet and communicate with clients to assess their conditions to underwrite insurance coverage.New South Wales houses the highest proportion of industry enterprises, at 40.0%. Industry establishment growth across the rest of Australia has been relatively slow, as many establishments have relocated to Queensland, which has a growing population and a thriving tourism industry. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Travel Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Travel Insurance are:

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Provision of a related range of goods and services
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from travel agency and tour arrangement services and Real household discretionary income in the Travel Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Travel Insurance Industry?

    The 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 insurance
  • Delay insurance
  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Personal item loss insurance
  • Industry Activities
  • Luggage insurance
  • Travel delay and cancellation insurance
  • Loss of income insurance
  • Overseas medical insurance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from travel agency and tour arrangement services
  • Real household discretionary income
  • International travel by Australians
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Travellers’ behaviour
  • Online sales
  • Travel insurance distribution
  • Reinsurance expenses
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Travel trends
  • Online sales
  • Distributors
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Travel Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Travel Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • International Airlines
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services
  • Professional Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Insurance Brokerage

  • Products & Services
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Delay insurance
  • Personal item loss insurance
  • Chart: Travel Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 46 and 65
  • People aged 31 and 45
  • People aged 19 and 30
  • People aged over 65
  • People aged 18 years and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Travel Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Travel Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Travel Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Zurich Travel Solutions Pty Limited, Allianz Australia Limited, Suncorp Group Limited, QBE Insurance Group Limited,
  • Table: Zurich Travel Solutions Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Allianz Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Suncorp Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: QBE Insurance Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Travel Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Travel Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Authorised Representatives
  • Independent retailers of insurance policies that deal directly with consumers.
  • Coverage
  • The range of unforeseen events in which travel insurance will pay out.
  • Distributors
  • Companies that issue insurance on behalf of the underwriter.
  • Reinsurance
  • A type of insurance that is usually purchased by an insurance company as a risk management tool.
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