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Who Are The Most Organised Aussie Travellers?

November 28, 2018 Statistics & Trends No Comments

According to data released by travel insurance provider, Western Australians are last minute organizers when it comes to taking a holiday.

If the final thing on your pre-departure checklist is ‘buy travel insurance’ then sandgropers are running things down to the wire says

Either that or they’re the most spontaneous and care-free travelers.

The insurer looked at data for 2017 which reveals how soon before departure Australians purchased cover.

  • It seems NT’s are the least organized overall with 68% of them purchasing their travel insurance a week or less before departure. (42% purchased within 1-7 days).
  • ACT & TAS residents are the most organized with 23% purchasing a policy a month in advance.
  • When it comes to the very last min travel insurance purchased, WA takes the crown followed by NSW.
  • VICTORIANS (26%) seems to be slightly more organized than their NSW & QLD counterparts. says there are advantages to purchasing cover earlier rather than later; the investment you’ve made is protected if there are any unforeseen events that cause your trip to be canceled (Bali ash cloud anyone?), and the premium is locked in. also publishes guides, tips, and other content to inspire your travels.

Here are the “lead times” for purchasing travel insurance by state.

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