Australian hotel rates rising

Hotel room rates in some of Australia’s major cities rose last year, Australian Business Traveller has reported.

According to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, Canberra saw the country’s biggest rise of 18 per cent, while prices in Sydney also rose by 16 per cent.

In comparison, Australian’s travelling to Europe are often benefitting from a drop in average hotel rates, with Austria and Finland seeing rates fall by 19 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.

With the exception of Singapore, where average hotel room rates increased by 14 per cent since last year, prices were slightly down across the Asia-Pacific region.

The average price paid for a hotel room by an Australian was $166, the Hotel Price Index also found, making Aussie travellers some of the biggest spenders in the world.

Cover all your international hotel stays for the entire year with annual multi-trip travel insurance from InsureandGo.

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One Trip

A single return journey, from 3 to 365 days, that starts in Australia.

Domestic One-Trip Travel Insurance does not cover any medical and evacuation expenses incurred in Australia or whilst travelling on a cruise domestically or internationally. Therefore, if you are going on a cruise and would like to be covered for onboard medical expenses and evacuation then you must choose either our Cruise Travel Insurance or our Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance.

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Cruise

A single return journey, from 3-365 days that starts in Australia and where the trip also includes travel on ships or other sea vessels.

Cruise option covers you for the land, air AND CRUISE part of your journey so you don’t need a single trip and a cruise policy if your whole trip or part of your trip involves any travel by cruise ship.

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AMT

A 365 day policy that provides cover for multiple trips starting in Australia.

There are 3 options for maximum duration per trip, 30,45 and 60.

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Backpackers

One trip departing from and returning to Australia, for up to a maximum of 540 days.

If you are taking a gap year, an adventure holiday or a round the world trip you may find our Backpacker product is more tailored for your needs.

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Destination Information

Destination Information

Excluded destinations:

InsureandGo will NOT cover any loss, injury, damage or legal liability arising directly or indirectly from travel in, to or through Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Syria, Chad, East Timor, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Pakistan, Somalia, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Included destinations:

Pacific:

The South Pacific: Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia (including Tahiti), Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Bali and Lombok only)

Worldwide exc USA:

If your destination is "Worldwide exc USA" you are covered Worldwide excluding USA, Canada, Mexico, Central & South America and Antarctica.

Worldwide inc USA:

If your destination is "Worldwide inc USA" you are covered Worldwide including USA, Canada, Mexico, Central & South America and Antarctica.

Asia:

South Asia: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Maldivas

South East Asia: Birmania, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

East Asia: China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan

Domestic: Australia, Norfolk Island

Cruise Specific Destinations

Domestic Cruise:

Domestic cruises within Australian Territorial waters, or international waters, providing you do not stop at any international port. If you want to travel around Australia before your cruise departs, you will need to buy two separate policies, a Domestic single trip policy for the duration of your trip before boarding and a cruise trip policy for your cruise. (If you select the Domestic cruise policy your baggage will only by covered for a maximum of 72 hours before boarding)

(The Domestic cruise policy also provides cover for stopovers in Australian ports up to 48 hours)

Domestic, NZ and Pacific Cruise:

Cruises that include any Pacific destination and docks at any Australian port after departure (Including final port).

Asia and Domestic

Cruises that include any Asia destination and docks at any Australian port after departure (Including final port).

Please note:

  • If you have a multiple destination itinerary, you should select the travel plan for the destination where you will spend the majority of your trip overseas except where you will spend more than 48 hours of your trip in the continents of North America, South America or Antarctica.
  • If you will spend more than 48 hours of your trip in the continents of North America, South America or Antarctica, then you should select the Worldwide Including Travel Plan.
  • If you select the Domestic Cruise, Pacific and Domestic or the Asia and Domestic travel destination we will cover Medical and Evacuation expenses. With Medical expenses we mean expenses incurred on board relating to medical illness or injury assistance. We will also cover the repatriation or evacuation expenses if the medical practitioner has stated in writing that you are unfit to continue your trip due to medical illness or injury. This benefit does not apply to any medical treatment provided on Australian inland or whilst the ship is tied up in an Australian port. All other benefits included in your policy provide cover whilst your ship is docked in an Australian port for a maximum of 48 hours.
  • If you select a cruise option, there is no cover for Section L (Rental Vehicle Excess Waiver) whilst your ship is in an Australian port.
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Group types

Select whether you would like to purchase an insurance policy for an "Individual(s)" (which includes a group of individuals travelling together) or a "Couple or Family" policy (which is for couples or relatives travelling together). All travellers on a "Couple or Family" policy must be departing and returning to Australia together.

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Age

We are referring to the traveller’s age when you are buying this policy (Not when travelling). Please note all policy options are available between 50-100. Maximum trip durations vary depending on your age.

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Sorry we can't give you quote online if one of the travellers is aged over 100

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First traveller has to be aged over 18

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Please indicate traveller's ages

First traveller has to be aged over 18

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Wintersports cover

Add this option and have the peace of mind that if your winter sports equipment is lost, damaged or stolen or if your enjoyment is disrupted due to Piste Closure or Avalanche you will be able to recover prepaid expenses up to the levels detailed in our Table of benefits.

Important To have cover for any injuries incurred or caused whilst taking part in winter sports activities (e.g. skiing, snowboarding, ice skating etc) you must have purchased this option. Please see our Product Disclosure Statement for full details of the specific winter sports activities which are covered as standard under our policies.

Please note that for One trip policies this option is available on Bare Essentials, Silver and Gold levels of cover but for Annual Multi trip policies this option is only available if you have chosen the Gold level of cover.

Useful Numbers

Emergency assistance:

+612 9333 3999

Non emergency claims:

1300 401 177

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  • Award winning travel insurance company
  • 24 hours emergency assistance
  • All medical conditions considered
  • Cover up to 100 years old
  • Unlimited overseas medical expenses cover
  • Unlimited cancellation in our Gold policies