• Travel tip: putting together a go-anywhere medicine kit

    The more you travel, the more important it is to put together a small medicine box to act as your first aid kit on the road. After all, the last thing you need is to be beset  by petty human ills just when you need to be at your powerhouse best to knock over that diary full of business meet...

    POSTED 11 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • Best and worst credit cards for travel insurance: what's covered?

    Credit card travel insurance: the devil's in the detail Is free travel insurance with credit cards as good as independent policies -- and how do different cards' coverage stack up against each other's? We've spent a solid week reading the travel insurance policies provided by banks and credit c...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2011 22 Comments

  • Australian travellers risk diseases by skipping vaccinations

    Seventy-three percent of Australians travelling aren't receiving vaccinations when they travel, despite 33% travelling to Asian countries where hepatitis and other diseases are prevalent, according to a new survey. Only 13 percent of Australians heading abroad took medical advice from their doct...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Investigator: can you claim from two travel insurers for the same thing?

    Can you get twice the pay-out on a travel insurance policy if you happen to have two insurances? Australian Business Traveller reader Robert Z found himself in this situation recently, after he had some medical issues requiring treatment while overseas. He realised that although he had a stand-...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Brisbane floods: can credit card travel insurance help?

    People suffering the effects of the Brisbane floods -- including those travelling out of Brisbane -- may have some coverage under credit card travel insurances that they can claim on. Stand-alone travel insurers have already said they will generally cover flood victims, as long as they purchased...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • AVOID: American Express Platinum Edge credit card travel insurance

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), American Express' Platinum Edge credit card travel insurance policy was the poorest overall -- surprising for a card which markets itself as the prem...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • St George Platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), St George's platinum card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations. Its strengths include good rental car...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Westpac Platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), Westpac's platinum card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations. Its strengths include excellent rental ca...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Westpac Gold Credit Card Travel Insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), Westpac's gold card travel insurance policy was good in some areas but with some serious limitations you need to be aware of. Its strengths include...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • Can jet-lag cause memory loss?

    US scientists are pondering a new issue which affects all travellers: does jet-lag lead to memory loss? Aahh – sorry, but what was the question again..? Right. Yes. Memory loss. It seems that long-distance travellers can now add memory loss to the list of jet-lag related woes su...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • ANZ Platinum Credit Card Travel Insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), ANZ's was good in almost all areas -- particularly in its ability to cover a range of common pre-existing medical conditions without special approva...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 5 Comments

  • NAB platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), NAB's was strong in the areas of income protection and overseas medical/dental coverage. However, if you have a pre-existing medical condition of a...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • NAB Gold credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), NAB's was average in most areas and good in its income protection and overseas medical/dental coverage. However, if you have a pre-existing medical ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank platinum credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), CBA's was average in most areas, excellent in covering trips up to 12 months long, excellent in claim limits for lost/stolen/damaged items, good in ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 1 Comment

  • Commonwealth Bank gold credit card travel insurance reviewed

    How it compares: Out of the credit card travel insurance offers we compared (NAB, Commowealth Bank, Westpac, St George, ANZ and American Express), CBA's was average in most areas and good in its overseas rental car excess coverage, income protection and death of cardholder benefits. However, no...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 3 Comments

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