Global Travel Insurance Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type Of Insurance Plan (Trip Cancellation Insurance, Baggage Or Personal Item Loss Insurance, Medical Insurance, Others), By Application (Domestic, International), By Type Of Travel (Business, Leisure, Education), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2020 To 2025

Published:  May 2022 Report Code: KSI061613509 Pages: 114

The travel insurance market as a CAGR of 8.22% during the forecast period to reach US$51.683 billion by 2027, from US$29.730 billion in 2020.

Introduction

Travel Insurance is a protection policy for tourists and travelers, which covers unforeseen losses and damages while traveling. Most travel insurance plans usually primarily cover emergency medical bills while traveling abroad, however comprehensive policies usually include trip cancellation, lost luggage, aircraft delays, public liability, as well as other costs. Travel insurance policies are usually available for both international tourists, as well as domestic travelers.

Market Trend:

The global travel insurance market is expected to rise substantially as countries have started to relax lockdowns and COVID-19 measures. The market has also seen an increase in revenge spending among people, where consumers spend more money on products and services than they normally would, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenge spending has affected the overall economic growth of countries positively and is expected to drive the tourism sector and the travel insurance market. However, developing countries still lag behind in the travel insurance market, mostly due to the rising cost of travel insurance policies. Unless strict measures are implemented for the market prices, the developing countries will continue to lag behind.

Growth Factors

  • Increase in travel after the pandemic

Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the government-imposed lockdowns, the travel industry saw a massive decline in the market. However, the global tourism sector has been recovering past the pandemic and the tourism sector is expected to see a huge increase in revenue generation. The increase in revenge spending among people has been considered an important factor in this increase in tourism revenue. In January 2022, international tourism continued to improve, with a substantially higher performance than in the first half of 2021. Global foreign tourist visits more than doubled (+130 percent) in January 2022 compared to January 2021, according to the UNWTO; the 18 million additional visitors reported in the first month of this year match the overall rise for the entire year of 2021.

With the increasing higher education market, the travel insurance market demand is also expected to increase post the virus outbreak. Students and parents, mostly from developing countries, have realized the potential for students to receive proper education in countries with developed educational environments. While most countries do not require travel insurance, some countries, like Germany require mandatory travel insurance for students to acquire a Schengen visa. Travel agents also recommend getting travel insurance for countries that do not have public healthcare services, like the USA and China.

  • Advancements in the sector

With the growing adoption of smartphones and handheld devices, travel bookings and insurance policies have become more accessible for the common people. Travel agency websites and services have made it easier for consumers to book, transact and cancel tickets and bookings for the users. Travel websites also provide offers and rewards for both domestic and international travelers throughout the year.

The International Medical Group (IMG) has been honored with two Forbes Advisor Best of 2022 Awards categories: Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2022 and Best 'Cancel for Any Reason' Travel Insurance of 2022. IMG was recognized to be one of the best travel insurance companies among 45 other competitors.

Recently, AXA UK Plc, an AXA business entity that provides a wide range of travel services, specialized insurance, and credit protection products, has announced its plan to partner up with Trip.com to extend a travel insurance policy throughout Europe. The travel insurance plan, which has been offered in the UK in September 2021, offers a wide range of advantages, including medical, cancellation, and luggage coverage, and maybe selected when booking a ticket on Trip.com, a worldwide travel agency and part of the Trip.com Group. Customers are also protected from cancellation and medical charges if they contract COVID-19 under the coverage. Europe still remains one of the biggest markets for the travel insurance industry, and joint efforts like these really help in uplifting the sector.       

Restrain

  • Lack of focus on developing countries

Travel insurance has become an important asset for travelers around the world. Some countries have even made travel insurance mandatory for international tourists. However, despite the significant potential of travel insurance, it still happens to be a secondary choice for travelers from developing or small countries. Owing to its non-economical and expensive pricing, travel insurance is considered to be unnecessary by developing countries.

Moreover, the economic growth in these developing nations is usually slower than in other countries, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and global market scenario. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has lowered its prediction for global economic growth in 2022 from 3.6 percent to 2.6 percent, warning that developing nations will be the most susceptible. This fall in the economic growth of developing nations would consequently decrease the scope for the travel industry, as well as the travel insurance market. According to data from the UNWTO, the number of foreign visitor arrivals decreased by 84% between March and December 2020 compared to the previous year. Europe, one of the biggest markets for the travel insurance market, also faced massive losses due to the pandemic. According to the data released by the TRAN Committee, the impact of travel and tourism on overall GDP in Europe fell from 9.5 percent in 2019 to 4.9 percent in 2020. In 2020, international tourism arrivals in Europe fell by 70% compared to 2019.

The COVID-19 pandemic left an everlasting effect on the travel insurance market.,. The government imposed lockdowns, and with the increasing number of people getting affected by the virus, people were forced to cancel travel plans and bookings, leading to the global travel industry facing a massive downfall.

Global Travel Insurance Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$30.904 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of during the forecast period
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2020–2025
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type of Insurance Plan, Application, Type of Travel, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, AXA Assistance, Seven Corners Inc., AGA Service Company, Aviva, Travel Insured International, CSA Travel Protection DBA Generali Global Assistance & InsuranceServices, Travelex Insurance Services Inc., USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

 

Key Market Segments

  • By Type of Insurance Plan
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    • Baggage or Personal Item Loss Insurance
    • Medical Insurance
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Domestic
    • International
  • By Type of Travel
    • Business
    • Leisure
    • Education
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      •  Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global travel insurance market?
A1. The global travel insurance market was valued at US$30.904 billion in 2019.

Q2. Who are the major players in the travel insurance market?
A2. Prominent key market players in the global travel insurance market include Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, AXA Assistance, Seven Corners Inc., AGA Service Company, Aviva, Travel Insured International, CSA Travel Protection DBA Generali Global Assistance & Insurance Services, Travelex Insurance Services Inc., and USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services.

Q3. How is the global travel insurance market segmented?
A3. The global travel insurance market is segmented by type of insurance plan, application, type of travel, and geography. 

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the travel insurance market growth?
A4. The booming global tourism industry owing to the rising disposable incomes and the increasing number of airlines is the major driver of the global travel insurance market.  

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the travel insurance market?
A5. Europe holds a significant market share in the global travel insurance market.

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1. Research Highlights

4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. TRAVEL INSURANCE MARKET, BY TYPE OF INSURANCE PLAN
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Trip Cancellation Insurance
5.3. Baggage or Personal Item Loss Insurance
5.4. Medical Insurance
5.5. Others

6. TRAVEL INSURANCE MARKET, BY APPLICATION
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Domestic
6.3. International

7. TRAVEL INSURANCE MARKET, BY TYPE OF TRAVEL
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Business
7.3. Leisure 
7.4. Education

8. TRAVEL INSURANCE MARKET, BY COUNTRY
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. North America Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Insurance Plan, 2020 to 2027
8.2.2.  North America Travel Insurance Market, By Application, 2020 to 2027
8.2.3. North America Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Travel, 2020 to 2027
8.2.4. North America Travel Insurance Market, By Country, 2020 to 2027
8.2.4.1. USA
8.2.4.2. Canada
8.2.4.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. South America Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Insurance Plan, 2020 to 2027
8.3.2.  South America Travel Insurance Market, By Application, 2020 to 2027
8.3.3. South America Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Travel, 2020 to 2027
8.3.4. South America Travel Insurance Market, By Country, 2020 to 2027
8.3.4.1. Brazil
8.3.4.2. Argentina
8.3.4.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Europe Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Insurance Plan, 2020 to 2027
8.4.2. Europe Travel Insurance Market, By Application, 2020 to 2027
8.4.3. Europe Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Travel, 2020 to 2027
8.4.4. Europe Travel Insurance Market, By Country, 2020 to 2027
8.4.4.1. Germany
8.4.4.2. France
8.4.4.3. United Kingdom
8.4.4.4. Spain
8.4.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Middle East and Africa Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Insurance Plan, 2020 to 2027
8.5.2. Middle East and Africa Travel Insurance Market, By Application, 2020 to 2027
8.5.3. Middle East and Africa Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Travel, 2020 to 2027
8.5.4. Middle East and Africa Travel Insurance Market, By Country, 2020 to 2027
8.5.4.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.4.2. Israel
8.5.4.3. South Africa
8.5.4.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. Asia Pacific Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Insurance Plan, 2020 to 2027
8.6.2. Asia Pacific Travel Insurance Market, By Application, 2020 to 2027
8.6.3. Asia Pacific Travel Insurance Market, By Type of Travel, 2020 to 2027
8.6.4. Asia Pacific Travel Insurance Market, By Country, 2020 to 2027
8.6.4.1. China
8.6.4.2. Japan
8.6.4.3. South Korea
8.6.4.4. India
8.6.4.5. Others

9. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. COMPANY PROFILES
10.1. Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited
10.2. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company
10.3. AXA Assistance
10.4. Seven Corners Inc.
10.5. Allianz Assistance
10.6. Aviva
10.7. Travel Insured International
10.8. Generali Global Assistance & Insurance Services
10.9. Travelex Insurance Services Inc.
10.10. USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services

Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company

AXA Assistance

Seven Corners Inc.

AGA Service Company

Aviva

Travel Insured International

CSA Travel Protection DBA Generali Global Assistance & Insurance Services

Travelex Insurance Services Inc.

USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services

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