Airbnb launches travel insurance

In January, Airbnb announced the upcoming launch of a “custom-built” guest travel insurance product offering exclusive to Airbnb guests. The product was set to be launched in the spring with a “reputable insurance carrier” as the underwriter.

The product is now live for guests in the US, and the reputable insurance carrier is Generali.

Airbnb states in a post from June that over “the next few weeks,” guests from other countries including the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Portugal will also be able to buy travel insurance when booking a trip, and that it plans to make travel insurance available to guests in other countries in the future.

The Generali travel insurance plan covers trip cancellation, travel delay, medical, and baggage claims.