Death on a trip is not a common use of travel insurance, said Rachael Taft, spokeswoman for SquareMouth, a travel insurance comparison website.
Approximately 30 percent of travelers take out travel insurance, according to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association. Eighty percent of claims on travel insurance are for medical issues.
Interest in travel insurance is rising, Taft said, as travelers increasingly want coverage for everything from earthquakes in New Zealand and Italy to terrorist attacks in France.
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