Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby Elbony on Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:01 am

Travel insurance for foreign tourists Published: 9 Jul 2014 Business Writer: Chadamas Chinmaneevong


http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/419561/travel-insurance-for-foreign-tourists

Hi,
This article appeared in the "news" pages of my RSS feed.
I am visiting Thailand soon but can only buy very restricted travel insurance rendering it all but useless.

If ANYONE knows of a URL where one can log in and buy this insurance, would you PLEASE share it.

I have searched extensively but cannot find one. If Chadamas Chinmaneevong has anything s/he can add that will help in this regard, PLEASE do so.
Twenty-seven TAT offices overseas will promote this travel insurance policy because the agency is confident it will help Thai tourism for the rest of the year.
Searching these offices produces no results.

Warm Regards to you all reading..... Elbony
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance

Postby dozouf on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:13 am

Have you tried contacting one of the TAT overseas offices? You can find a list of them at TAT Overseas Offices.
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance

Postby Elbony on Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:34 am

Hi dozouf,

Have you tried contacting one of the TAT overseas offices? You can find a list of them at TAT Overseas Offices.


I have emailed TAT in Sydney, but, they have yet to reply. Thank you for the "heads up". I will post the reply, if I get one, here in the hope of helping others.

Seems like a good scheme on the surface....

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Re: Tourist Travel insurance

Postby Elbony on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:25 am

Should the article disappear from the Bangkok Post archives, I have copied the body of the article here

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has teamed up with local insurance companies to promote travel insurance service for foreign tourists in an attempt to recover tourist confidence.
Juthaporn Rerngronasa, the TAT's deputy governor for international marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas), said it will help promote travel insurance from three insurance companies — Muang Thai Insurance, Chao Phaya Insurance and Siam City Insurance.
The offering will help foreign travellers who want to visit Thailand but cannot buy travel insurance from overseas insurers because the country is under martial law.
Available from July 15 with a premium of 650 baht, the insurance will have a 1-million-baht cover to include accident, health, baggage loss or delay and airport closure. Tourists can buy this insurance policy online.
The three insurance companies will seek approval from the Office of Insurance Commission before selling the policy.
"This travel insurance will help attract more tourists from Britain, the US and Hong Kong to visit Thailand," Ms Juthaporn said.
Twenty-seven TAT offices overseas will promote this travel insurance policy because the agency is confident it will help Thai tourism for the rest of the year.
The TAT projected 2014 tourism revenue to be about 1.93 trillion baht, of which 1.23 trillion baht will come from foreign travellers and 700 billion from domestic tourism. It will ask the help of both international and domestic tour operators to sell the travel insurance to clients especially in sensitive markets.
Sisdivachr Cheewarattanaporn, president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, said the travel insurance idea is a good way to restore tourist confidence, especially in Europe. But travel insurance is just one factor.
"I think government representatives should promote and convince tourists that Thailand is safe for them to visit," he said.
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby PapaGulf on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:12 am

The most of the tourists(western) have a travel incurance for 1 year. it's the next idea to make money. same the visa fee on the atm, since 4 years? now 180 baht. ok, i have a bangkok bank card, 25 baht fee.
and confidence is a nice dream.
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby RichardA on Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:06 pm

I don't know your nationality, so not sure whether my experience traveling from the USA will be helpful. I have bought travel medical insurance from Travel Guard in the past. I believe they have some options for people from other countries. I thought it was reasonably priced and had fairly broad coverage at the time that I bought it for myself and my daughters. Fortunately, nothing ever happened, so I never had a reason to actually find out whether it would have been worthwhile to use. If you are still looking, here are some options you may want to consider. All appear to have programs from people from any country going to any other country:

http://www.bupa-intl.com/for-you/travel (I've had health insurance through BUPA in several countries where I've lived. It was always good for me. BUPA has connections to medical providers in many countries.)

https://www.travelguard.com/travelinsur ... tional.asp

http://www.imglobal.com/en/index.aspx

http://www.worldwideinsure.com/internat ... urance.htm

http://www.aig.com/individuals_3171_411333.html

https://www.travelinsurancecenter.com/ (This website allows you to search and compare quotes from multiple insurance companies. Looks like it can be used no matter which country you are from)

Hope you find something. The current political uncertainty makes it a great time to travel to Thailand and save even more money than usual.

Best wishes,

Richard
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby PapaGulf on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:46 pm

hello richard,
i think elbony is coming from australia.

a short calculation with the official 26 000 000 tourists(2013) X 650 baht = 16 900 000 000 baht :o
the atm you can do by yourself.
greatings from a small island :mrgreen:
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby Elbony on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:03 am

RichardA wrote:I don't know your nationality, so not sure whether my experience traveling from the USA will be helpful. I have bought travel medical insurance from Travel Guard in the past. I believe they have some options for people from other countries. I thought it was reasonably priced and had fairly broad coverage at the time that I bought it for myself and my daughters. Fortunately, nothing ever happened, so I never had a reason to actually find out whether it would have been worthwhile to use. If you are still looking, here are some options you may want to consider. All appear to have programs from people from any country going to any other country:

http://www.bupa-intl.com/for-you/travel (I've had health insurance through BUPA in several countries where I've lived. It was always good for me. BUPA has connections to medical providers in many countries.)

https://www.travelguard.com/travelinsur ... tional.asp

http://www.imglobal.com/en/index.aspx

http://www.worldwideinsure.com/internat ... urance.htm

http://www.aig.com/individuals_3171_411333.html

https://www.travelinsurancecenter.com/ (This website allows you to search and compare quotes from multiple insurance companies. Looks like it can be used no matter which country you are from)

Hope you find something. The current political uncertainty makes it a great time to travel to Thailand and save even more money than usual.

Best wishes,

Richard


Hi Richard,

Thank you for such a comprehensive reply. I am currently in Thailand (From Australia). I must confess I had hoped the article in the BKK Post was factual and available. If it is "both" factual and available, I cannot find it.

Warm Regards

Mal
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby mulga.dave on Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:55 am

Hi Richard,

Thank you for such a comprehensive reply. I am currently in Thailand (From Australia). I must confess I had hoped the article in the BKK Post was factual and available. If it is "both" factual and available, I cannot find it.

Warm Regards

Mal


Hello Mal,

Here is a better BP link:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/ ... o-tourists

You will see that it contains a link to the TAT "Thailand Travel Shield site:

http://www.tourismthailand.org/ThailandTravelShield/

And you can purchase it on line.

A bit of further searching and I found the Ts&Cs, and they are here:

https://www.siamcityinsurance.com/pdf/G ... dition.pdf
https://www.siamcityinsurance.com/pdf/C ... Detail.pdf

Read the conditions carefully because there are a lot of exclusions; example > motor cycle riding

I hope this helps,

Kind regards,
dave...
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Re: Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht

Postby DonAleman on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:54 pm

I sold it thru the number one company, in the US, for 28 years, and still say, no matter the company and "promises", every policy I've seen, has so many exclusions, depreciable items, required proofs and deductibles, you, having a loss, probably
won't get enough to cover the policy premium !
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