Tripwise by TID (AU)



    Tripwise by TID (AU)'s review

    Published: 2015-09-21, by .

    An Australian-based insurance app with essential travel tips for over 100 countries

    • Great design
    • Easy to navigate
    • Tips for over 100 countries
    • Phrase book
    • Australia only.

    "The savvy traveler"


    Travel insurance is a no-brainer when you're going on a long trip., but Tripwise is more than just an app for accessing your insurance docs. Even non-policy holders can enjoy the travel tips included in this app from Travel Insurance Direct. Get essential info about passport, visa and vaccination requirements, staying safe, locating your nearest consulate, health guides, and more. There's even a handy phrase book for your destination to help you with the local lingo.


    Tripwise gives you instant travel info for 100 countries across the globe. Available to non-policy holders as well as Travel Insurance Direct customers (although guests only have access to limited functionality), you can download the app before you go and then access everything offline while you’re away.

    The app is easy peasy to navigate, and contains advice and information specific to your destination, a local phrasebook, consular contact details, local insights into culture and customs, and much more.


    Australia only.

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Sep 21, 2015


    Tripwise from Travel Insurance Direct puts expert advice and travel help in your pocket with information customised to you and your trip. Non-policyholders can now, try it - for free!

    Download after you purchase a Travel Insurance Direct policy and log in to
    let the logic pick information tailored to you, your destinations and the stage of your journey. Tripwise selects a phrase book, and the most important and relevant advice on crime, scams, visas and vaccinations, and gives you insights into the culture and laws of where you’re going so you can travel with confidence, and enjoy the experience.

    Also included for members is a way to quick call TID’s Emergency Assistance line, guides on how to make a travel insurance claim, the option to extend your policy (even while you’re away) and Tripwise is your personal policy wallet (your policy details are always with you).

    Download it all before you go, Tripwise doesn’t need a connection so you avoid roaming charges.
    Sync Tripwise regularly while you’re away (we’ll even show you how to do that cheaply) and receive travel alerts for your destination.

    Free version
    Even without a TID policy you can read a selection of the unique content, get a taste for the local language with included basic phrases, find out about common scams or crime hot spots to avoid, and sample the information from any of over 100 destinations.

    App overview:
    Your trip will be easier, safer and more fun with practical information tailored specifically to you and your destination:
    •Visas, health and other requirements to get you ready for your trip
    •Phrases to help you understand the locals
    •Ways to stay connected with those back home
    •How to avoid trouble on the road
    •Dealing with events impacting your trip
    •What to do in an emergency, whether big or small

    Tripwise is free for anyone to try and will automatically update to the full version when you buy a Travel Insurance Direct policy.

    The intuitive logic of Tripwise will automatically deliver the information that’s most relevant to where you are in your journey, whether that’s getting ready to go, on the road, or coming home.

    Features available to all users:
    •Passport, visa and vaccination requirements.
    •Worldwide health guide.
    •Insights on culture and customs.
    •Audio phrase book in 24 languages.
    •Crime spots and common scams revealed.
    •Where to get help.
    •Consular contact details.
    •Tips on connecting your phone overseas.
    •Practical tips on how to be a smart traveller.
    •Travel Alerts to keep you safe.

    Members-only features:
    •Easy access to emergency assistance
    •Exclusive additional content
    •Extended articles
    •Locations of major medical facilities.
    •Guide to making a travel insurance claim.
    •Extend your policy via the app
    •Important policy details at your fingertips

    Scroll to read the articles, and swipe to move to the next one (or back). You can travel in either direction, go back to re-read practical advice, or move forward to learn more about where you’re going.

    A telephone connection will be required before you can call our emergency assistance number – roaming charges may apply.

    Some older versions of Android do not support all foreign language fonts. Native script (e.g. Hindi) will not display correctly. There may be a patch available for your handset, contact the manufacturer for information.

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    Users comments for Tripwise by TID (AU)

    Steve Hucker

    by Steve Hucker

    Feb 11, 2018  |  "OK"

    Only shows last policy purchased. Have to log online to view all policies

    Rocco Foti

    by Rocco Foti

    Feb 10, 2018  |  "OK"

    Awful uX. It looks to be a hybrid app as well. TID how about you make a proper app for android!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Feb 05, 2018  |  "Great"

    Useful for booking online travel insurance with ease, good tips about destinations, friendly service

    Kristin McGuinness

    by Kristin McGuinness

    Jan 22, 2018  |  "OK"

    App used to work great but has not been able to sync for over a year, so can't see any policies

    michelle reeve

    by michelle reeve

    Jan 16, 2018  |  "OK"

    Used to work great on my Samsung now it's hopeless..

    Rona Santos

    by Rona Santos

    Dec 25, 2017  |  "Good"

    Used to work perfectly on my Samsung, but now it doesn't sync. Need to manually log into the online website.