The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-10-02T07:31:32Z Aussie Travellers Most Afraid of Losing Their Passports – Study by Real Insurance 2014-10-02T07:31:32Z real-insurance-survey-on-what-aussie-travellers-fear-of-loosing Australians travelling overseas are most worried about losing their passport followed closely by their wallet and credit cards. The research, commissioned by Real Insurance, covered 1,290 Australians 18 years and older.  It found that personal identification was far and above the most important item to Aussie travellers (73 per cent), with the next closest their mobile phone (6 per cent). Said Anne Grobler, Head of Marketing, Real Insurance: “According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more Australians are heading overseas than ever. Given the fact their biggest fear is losing personal belongings like passports or wallets, anyone travelling can and should prepare for the worse. “Simple tips include making sure they have hard copies of all personal identification which they keep in a separate spot or be able to access online, should help if they need to retrieve a copy of these details in the event of an emergency.  “Losing a passport is distressing and not only does a replacement incur additional fees but it can also cause delays to your trip.”  Australian men were the ones most concerned about losing their passports. Forty per cent listed it as the most important item to keep safe abroad while only 31 per cent of women put their passports first with six per cent of women listing their handbag as the number one item they feared losing.  Australian travellers also differed in their opinions depending on the area they were from.  For example, people who live in the city were 11 per cent more likely to fear for their passport than those in the country, who were more likely to worry about their wallet and credit cards.  There is also a big age divide in terms of what travellers fear losing. 18-24 year-olds were more prone to being worried about losing their electronic devices, particularly their smart phones than any other age group.  Other anxieties for Aussie travellers included misplacing their car keys, cameras, suitcases, as well as losing their kids, a partner or getting lost themselves.  The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a record 8.9 million international trips were taken in the last financial year; more than 550,000 higher than number of Australians travelling abroad than the year before and close to three times more than a decade ago.  Said X: “Given these statistics it’s even more important than ever to ensure you have covered yourself for every eventuality.” Real Insurance Supports Netball Australia Test Series 2014-09-05T06:32:48Z real-insurance-supports-netball-australia-test-series Netball Australia is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading insurer Real Insurance as principal partner and naming rights sponsor of the Australian Diamonds’ international Test series for the 2014/15 season. The 2014 Real Insurance Netball Test Series will see the Diamonds host two of the world’s leading teams with New Zealand Silver Ferns and England Netball Team arriving in October for four Tests in Melbourne, Sydney, Bendigo and Canberra. The Commonwealth Games gold medallists will be out to defend their Constellation Cup title against the Silver Ferns when they host the second and third Tests of the four-Test series at Hisense Arena (Thursday 8 October) and Allphones Arena (Sunday 11 October). The Diamonds will finish the year with a two-Test series against world number three ranked England in Bendigo (Sunday 19 October) and Canberra (Wednesday 22 October). Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the new partnership caps off a memorable month for Australian netball after the Diamonds ended a 12-year Commonwealth Games hoodoo by winning the gold medal in Glasgow with a comprehensive 18-goal victory over New Zealand in the final.     “The latest partnership with Real Insurance is another vote of confidence in Australian netball and caps off an extraordinary month for our sport,” Palmer said. “As an organisation we strive to provide a supportive and inclusive netball community to ensure a sense of belonging, achievement, enjoyment and health so it’s fitting that we team up with Real Insurance who are committed to protecting and building the quality of people’s lives.” Mark Reid, CEO of Real Insurance said… “Real Insurance is very proud to be associated with the Australian Diamonds’ International Test Series and Netball Australia. The partnership will enable Netball Australia to continue the fantastic work they do in promoting participation and inclusion at all levels of community, something Real Insurance feels strongly about”. “It’s a very exciting time to be a part of the Diamonds and we look forward to their continued success and helping netball fans across the country enjoy every minute of it.”  Tickets for the 2014 Real Insurance Netball Test Series matches in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are available via Ticketek. Purchase online at, phone 132 849 or any Ticketek outlet.