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itravel2000 says Let It Snow (again)

News 18th June 2009

For the third year running, Canada’s itravel2000 have launched another Let it Snow weather refund promotion. This promotion has become the largest travel promotion in Canadian history and had thousands of participants in the first two years and despite the fact that claims were made itravel2000 see it as worth repeating. The first year participants […]

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Top ten posts of 2008 on

News 31st December 2008

Another year is coming to a close. With 2009 on the horizon it seems like a good time to look back at the top ten most viewed posts on of the year. Since the relaunch of in March this year, the website and blog has had over 13,000 unique visitors who between them […]

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Sunshine Guaranteed yields better sales for Priceline

News 13th August 2008

Priceline, the online travel agent, has been running a promotion (which I blogged about here) on their website which offered a refund should the weather be inclement while a customer is on holiday. Weatherbill provided the structure and derivatives traded backstop for this promotion. Now some figures are emerging from one of the internet measurement […]

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Travel; an emerging area for risk transfer?

News 4th July 2008

Travel is an industry which is naturally exposed to weather and climate risks. Beach resorts want good weather and low rainfall to encourage customers to visit, ski operators want sufficient amounts of snowfall to ensure a good season and tour operators want quiet hurricane seasons to keep interest in core destinations such as Florida and […]

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