Vital ABI disaster advice fails to reach travellers

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has been criticised for not promoting one of its own industry-wide initiatives that could potentially aid travellers caught up in disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.

Following the Asian tsunami disaster an industry-wide initiative led by the ABI Travel Committee saw the setting up of a central database on its website which would provide details of insurers and particularly of underwriters of branded schemes for consumers.

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