Changing nations may feature in travel insurance for worldwide hols in 2010s

23 December 2009 09:04

Changing nations may feature in travel insurance for worldwide hols in 2010s

Travel insurance for worldwide vacationers could see some distinctive destinations covered in the coming decade.

Predictions made by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) include some countries that, at present, might seem like unwise places to take a holiday due to political upheaval.

But AITO chair Derek Moore suggests that this could change if such destinations are able to achieve a regime change of their own in the early years of the 2010s, or simply if they begin to prioritise tourist trade.

"North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran are all ripe for more mainstream tourism if they see internal changes in the coming decade - and especially Burma," he forecasts.

However, he concedes that some places are currently subject to restricted access, making them less likely to receive substantial tourist traffic.

Travel insurance for worldwide political hotspots may also be hard to secure, leaving those who visit such destinations unprotected against any unplanned events.

Guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently lists only two countries as definite no-go areas, advising against any travel to Somalia or Guinea.

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