CBS, May 26 2016 – Terrorism has travelers buying insurance, if not calm

Published by Megan Singh May 26, 2016

Egypt may deny that Egypt Air Flight 804 was a terrorist target when it spun and crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, but the fear among would-be international travelers is pervasive. And it’s leading more and more of them to purchase travel insurance that includes protection against possible terrorism.

One of the three leading sites for travel insurance comparison, SquareMouth, has already put out nine alerts this year, and only one is aimed at natural causes. Seven warned of terrorism, and the other dealt with the Zika virus.

SquareMouth knows its audience. In one recent month, “the percentage of customers searching specifically for terrorism coverage increased 142 percent,” said Content Manager Rachel Taft.

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