Squaremouth Trend Report: New Data Shows Travelers Adapting After Terrorism

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While the continued threat of terrorism has not stopped Americans from
traveling, the latest report from leading travel insurance comparison
site Squaremouth
shows a growing interest in travel insurance coverage for terrorism, as
well as a shift in travel to certain European destinations.

Repeated Attacks Spark Greater Interest in Terrorism Coverage

Most travel insurance policies include Terrorism coverage, but with
multiple attacks across Europe this year, more travelers are searching
specifically for this coverage by using Squaremouth’s “Terrorism” filter
when purchasing a policy. (See
chart
)

  • The percentage of Squaremouth customers searching specifically for
    Terrorism coverage nearly tripled between January and July of this
    year, from 3.2% to 8.6%
  • During the same period in 2015, the percentage of customers using the
    “Terrorism” filter never rose above 3%
  • Squaremouth saw the greatest surge in customers searching for
    Terrorism coverage in the month following the March
    terrorist attacks in Brussels

Popular European Destinations Level Off After Continued Attacks

In the month following the November
attacks in Paris
, the most popular European destinations saw
significant increases in the number of customers insuring trips to those
countries compared to the same period in the previous year. As the
region experienced more attacks, these increases have shown a downward
trend, and the number of travelers to France decreased in the months
following the attacks in Brussels and Nice.

See
the full report for data showing the change in number of customers
buying travel insurance for top European destinations
.

Alternative European Destinations See Increased Growth

Travelers may be choosing to visit alternative European destinations, as
the number of customers traveling to countries like Ireland, Iceland,
Switzerland and Portugal continues to grow following recent attacks. See
the full report for data showing the change in number of customers
buying travel insurance for alternative European destinations
.

View
the full report for more data and infographics
.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH

Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products
from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United
States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer
reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products
side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

Contacts

Squaremouth
Available Topic Expert:
Rachael Taft,
727-264-5174
rtaft@squaremouth.com