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On 8 June, British driving licences will change from a paper-based to an online system, but Travel Insurance Geek has found that many travel insurers’ websites are failing to warn UK holidaymakers of changes in rules that could leave them unable to pick up their hire cars, as James Paul Wallis reports

The peak season for booking travel starts this month, and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is warning travellers to ensure they take out travel insurance and tell their insurer everything they need to know to assess the risk.

Travel matters

The Cayman Islands’ Department of Tourism has reported that 2014 was its best year in over a decade in terms of tourism numbers, with over 380,000 overnight guests recorded by the end of the year, a 10-per-cent increase on 2013’s figures

On the move

Peter Evans has been elected President of the US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) for the 2015-2016 term

Company brief

UK-based medical, security and travel assistance service provider Healix International has announced its intention to acquire Capita Global Assistance, a firm offering worldwide medical and travel assistance to business and leisure travellers to a portfolio of clients.

Health matters

The UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has given an update on outbreaks of the Chikungunya virus in the Pacific Islands and Oceania.

International Healthcare

UK-based Simplyhealth Group Limited recently announced the sale of its private medical insurance (PMI) business and all related administrative duties to AXA PPP healthcare.

Insurance matters

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has become an official supporter of the Inclusion@Lloyd’s initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Lloyd’s & London market

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Tony Brown looks at whether older travellers are paying over the odds for cover