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Travel insurance

According to the latest study released by Timetric, Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018, the Hong Kong personal accident and health segment’s gross written premium grew at a review-period combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent

It appears that the imposition of martial law in Thailand, despite Human Rights Watch suggesting that the country has ‘fallen into an apparently bottomless pit’, has not deterred tourists from visiting; the tourism industry is still functioning well, with visitors apparently feeling perfectly at ease, with fewer instances of fraud and fewer thefts being reported

Travel matters

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment said near the end of last year that the island country was continuing to enjoy a healthy boost from the billions of dollars’ worth of tourism investment flowing into its economy.

On the move

Capita Healthcare Decisions recently announced the appointment of Doctor Charles Young as chief medical officer.

Company brief

Mapfre Assistance/L’Européene d’Assurances Voyages (Mapfre) relaunched Speciale Croisières in January, its product designed to cater to the needs of cruise passengers.

Health matters

The third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the 2005 International Health Regulation regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 was convened by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general near the end of last year.

IPMI

International duty of care obligations will become of increasing importance to employers with a globally mobile workforce

Insurance matters

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has launched its 2015 Manifesto, entitled Insuring Britain’s future, which includes 20 calls to action to Government and the regulator and 11 BIBA commitments on the issues that are impacting general insurance brokers and their customers

Latest feature

David Kernek analyses the growing risks of business travel