Kiwis urged not to rely on fundraising in lieu of travel insurance


Research from New Zealand travel insurer Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) shows 61 per cent of New Zealanders believe it is unacceptable for travellers without insurance to seek public funding after suffering accidents or medical emergencies overseas. Despite this, almost one-third of Kiwis don’t take out travel insurance when heading overseas, making them vulnerable to financial hardship if something goes wrong.

SCTI CEO Chris White says New Zealanders sometimes adopt an ‘it’ll be right’ attitude when travelling overseas and pass up the security of travel insurance.