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73% OF AMERICANS PLAN ADVENTUROUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WHEN TRAVELING IN 2021 AND 2022

Pent-up travel demand is no surprise with travelers desperate to take the roads and skies later this year and next. Call it revenge travel or simply the desperate need for a change in scenery, but Americans are looking abroad and most interested to get outside with adventurous activities, according to a recent study conducted by travel insurance disruptor, battleface.

GENERAL MEDICAL EXPENSES REMAINS TOP PRIORITY FOR BRITS WHEN BOOKING TRAVEL INSURANCE

New research* carried out by specialist travel insurers, battleface, has found that the majority (52%) of Brits consider general medical expenses, excluding COVID-19, as the top priority when booking travel insurance.

Travel Insurance Disruptor, battleface, Launches New Discovery Product with Customized Products Allowing Customers to Purchase Only What They Need

battleface Inc., the rapidly growing Insurtech known for designing innovative travel insurance products, today announces the launch of their latest product Discovery Travel Insurance. The new product is the first of its kind to launch in the U.S., changing the insurance game by shifting to a modular approach that allows today’s travelers to pick and choose the benefits they need based on their specific travel plans.

BRITS TO SPEND MORE ON HOLIDAYS AFTER THE PANDEMIC

New research by travel insurance provider battleface has found that while 50% of Brits have been saving more since the pandemic, two-fifths (41%) of Brits are planning to spend more on their holidays once international travel resumes.

TWO-FIFTHS OF BRITS HAVE NOT SEEN FAMILY IN OVER 19 MONTHS DUE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Brits now prepared to pay three times more for testing for international travel than they were three months ago Almost a quarter of Brits (24%) are planning to travel for family reasons in 2021/2022 Brits now prepared to pay £61 per person for all necessary COVID-19 testing – up from £22 per person in March … Read more

48% of Brits Considering a Holiday to Spain This Summer

48% of Brits would consider taking a holiday to Spain this summer   Similar numbers would consider travelling to other hot spot ‘amber’ destinations     Three quarters of Brits are prepared to be vaccinated in order to travel internationally   New research* by travel insurance provider battleface has found that almost half (48%) of Brits would consider taking a holiday to Spain this summer, with almost two … Read more

battleface Launches New Explorer Travel Insurance Product In The U.S.

battleface Inc., the rapidly growing Insurtech that provides travelers with innovative insurance products, has launched a new Explorer Travel Insurance product in the U.S.

BATTLEFACE JOINS INSURTECH UK

Travel insurance company battleface has joined Insurtech UK, the UK trade association representing insurance technology companies based in the UK.

FOLLOWING GREEN LIST ANNOUNCEMENT, BATTLEFACE HIGHLIGHTS VALIDITY OF TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICIES IRRESPECTIVE OF TRAFFIC LIGHT COLOUR

Following the much-anticipated announcement of the Global Travel TaskForce’s green travel list, travel insurer, battleface, highlights that its policies remain valid irrespective of traffic light colour and/or changes in Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.

battleface Announces New Partnership with Spinnaker Insurance Company

battleface Inc., a rapidly growing tech-enabled company focused on providing innovative and relevant insurance products for travelers worldwide, today announced a new partnership with Spinnaker Insurance Company, a leading fronting carrier, wholly owned by Hippo Enterprises, the homeowners insurtech group.

HALF OF AMERICANS HAVE FACED FEES WHILE TRAVELING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY TRAVEL INSURANCE

Almost half of Americans have faced fees or had to absorb the cost of losses when traveling without travel insurance, a survey commissioned by travel insurance provider battleface found.

70% OF ADULTS DON’T KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR THEIR GLOBAL HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (GHIC)

The research, commissioned by travel insurance provider battleface, shows that just under three quarters (70%) of UK adults do not know how, or when, they need to apply for a GHIC. Only 25% of adults surveyed were aware of the GHIC, showing a lack of awareness of the right to access emergency and medical care when travelling in the EU.

BATTLEFACE SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARD 2021

Travel insurance provider, battleface, is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Travel Insurance Award at the 2021 National Insurance Awards.

62% OF BRITS IN FAVOUR OF MORE COUNTRIES ADOPTING VACCINATION PASSPORTS

The research – commissioned by travel insurance provider battleface – shows that 62% of Brits are in favour of more countries adopting vaccination passports.

New data reveals Brits prepared to pay £22 per person on average for PCR tests before international travel

A new study* by travel insurance provider battleface reveals that Brits are willing to pay £22 per person on average for a PCR test (COVID test) before embarking on international travel. However, 33% said they would not be prepared to pay for a PCR test – either at home or at the airport – before travelling internationally.

Survey reveals Brits in the dark about the end of the European Health Insurance card

According to a recent study by travel insurance provider battleface, over a third (35%) of Brits admitted they were not aware that European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will become invalid from the 31st December when the UK ends the Brexit transition period.

battleface raises $12M in Series A Round with Drive Capital

battleface Inc., a rapidly growing tech-enabled insurance startup focused on providing innovative insurance products for travellers worldwide, today announced a $12-million Series A financing round from Columbus-based Drive Capital.

battleface Offers New Winter Sports Cover

Travel insurance provider battleface, today announced a new winter sports add on to its Travel Medical insurance policies. The new optional winter sports insurance will provide travellers with cover for a wide range of activities including skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.

Two thirds (65%) of Brits prepared to take COVID-19 vaccine

According to a new study by travel insurance provider battleface, two thirds (65%) of Brits would be prepared to take a COVID-19 vaccine, that has passed all necessary tests, if it meant they could travel internationally.

battleface wins International Travel & Health Insurer of the Year 2020

Travel insurance provider battleface is delighted to announce that it has won a 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Award in the category of International Travel & Health Insurer of the Year, sponsored by New Frontier Group.

Squaremouth Launches battleface as its Newest Travel Insurance Provider

Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, is proud to introduce battleface as its newest travel insurance provider.

battleface announces partnership with The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA®)

Travel insurance provider battleface today announced a new partnership with The African Travel and Tourism Association ATTA to help bolster tourism to Africa.

Travel Insurer battleface renews commitment for social change

Travel Insurance provider battleface, today announced its continued commitment for social change through a renewed loan matching partnership with Kiva, an international not for profit that facilitates crowdfunded loans for people underserved by financial institutions.

battleface announced as finalist in prestigious industry awards

Travel insurance provider battleface is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for the 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards in the category of International Travel and Health Insurer of the Year.

Holiday Extras partners with battleface to provide COVID-19 travel insurance to cover destinations worldwide

Holiday Extras, the UK market leader in holiday extras such as airport parking, airport hotels, lounges and travel insurance, has expanded its COVID-19 insurance range to provide for destinations worldwide – even countries not on the FCDO’s exemption list.

battleface FCDO advisory proof travel insurance now includes COVID-19 cover

Travel insurance provider battleface today announced a new Covid-19 travel insurance package. The new policy will give travellers the peace of mind they have been looking for to venture out safely, including to countries currently advised against travelling to by the FCDO.

Munich Re subsidiary Roanoke partners with travel insurance tech startup battleface

Roanoke Travel Insurance, a subsidiary of Munich Re Specialty Group North America, has partnered with the travel insurance startup battleface to launch product sales in the United States.

battleface partners with YellowMay

Travellers to unconventional destinations have specific needs that regular insurance can’t meet. That’s why we created battleface. With YellowMay, we can help even more customers going to remote or challenging places stay safe.

Rad Season Partners with battleface to Provide Modern Travelers With Specialized Insurance Policies

Through this partnership, Rad Season has further developed their ability to provide an all-inclusive package plan for the way adventure seekers can achieve their travel experience.

NEW PARTNERSHIP | Global Kitesports Association (GKA)

With millions of participants worldwide, spectacular destinations across the globe and the thrill of navigating the air, at speed, kitesurfing is one of the hottest extreme sports going. Extreme sports don’t come without risk. That’s why battleface is excited to announce its partnership with GKA.

AWARD | Oxbow’s InsurTech Impact 25

After a rigorous 5-month review process of our operations, vision, and future plans, Oxbow Partners selected battleface as one of the 2020 InsurTech Impact 25.

Tourism Cares

battleface is proud to announce membership with Tourism Cares, an organisation dedicated to use business as a force for good by convening, educating, and motivating travel sectors to make a positive impact through today’s adventurers and explorers.

battleface receives investment from Fintech Ventures Fund

battleface Inc., a rapidly growing tech-enabled insurance startup, focused on providing travel insurance products for unconventional travellers worldwide, announced today that it successfully closed its seed financing round with backing from leading strategic and venture capital investors.

battleface becomes a Kiva supporter

battleface’s team re-confirmed its commitment to social good by launching its support for Kiva, an international nonprofit that facilitates crowdfunded loans for people underserved by financial institutions.

IFJ and battleface launch new insurance for journalists across the world

Today the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)  the world largest organization of journalists, has announced it is partnering with battleface – a provider of specialist insurance benefits and services for travelers visiting or working internationally – to offer an all-inclusive travel insurance to journalists.

battleface supports The Last Overland Expedition from Singapore to London

battleface, a specialty travel medical service for adventure travelers, will support one of the most iconic and challenging road trips for a landmark TV series, The Last Overland Project. The road trip first made history in 1955 when a group of young friends drove 16,000 km from London to Singapore.

battleface Announces Expansion of Services to Switzerland

After many inquiries from Swiss travelers and explorers, battleface is thrilled to announce it is offering services in Switzerland.

Greenlight Re Innovations invests in bespoke travel medical insurance business battleface

Greenlight Re Innovations (“GRI”), part of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., a specialist property and casualty reinsurance company headquartered in the Cayman Islands, has announced it has made a strategic investment in Battleface, Inc., a managing general agent specializing in insurance that covers travel to remote, unstable or dangerous locations.

battleface Launches Crisis Response Plan in Partnership with MS Risk

battleface is proud to announce a new partnership with MS Risk designed to provide a crisis response plan for all its customers. This coverage expands battleface’s current insurance offerings by providing full-service support in the event of violent crimes, wrongful detention, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, blackmail, extortion, political threats, hijacking, and acts of terrorism.

battleface Expands Operations in USA

battleface announced today it has expanded operations in the USA by establishing in Virginia. battleface plans to continue to create insurance products and services for travelers going abroad. battleface is now selling in 51 countries providing services to outside-the-box travelers all over the world.

battleface, Customizable Insurance Covering Adventure and High-Risk Travel, Officially Launches Worldwide

CEO Sasha Gainullin and Managing Director Paul Simmonds are excited to announce the launch of battleface. Designed with the traveler in mind, battleface was created to offer tailored, accessible, and out-of-the-box insurance that allows peace of mind and customizable plans for every individual and group.

BIBA Membership

battleface Insurance Services Ltd joins British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). BIBA play a fundamental role in the industry, representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and customers.

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About battleface

battleface provides travel insurance services and benefits to travellers visiting or working internationally, including in the world’s most hard to reach places. battleface keeps insurance simple for people going places: into the surf and beneath the waves, across isolated deserts, up the sides of mountains and more.

battleface travel insurance policies are continuously being updated to respond to the needs of today’s travellers. Developed by battleface Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, battleface products are underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, Spinnaker Insurance and Crum & Forster SPC.

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