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Travel insurance

New Zealand marketing agency First Digital has performed an analysis of rankings-based research (RBR) on travel insurance providers in the country to investigate which websites are leading when it comes to travel-insurance related searches online

The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) first investigative report into parasailing safety in the US has found that the activity is largely unregulated, with serious accidents frequently caused by faulty equipment.

Travel matters

Mid-year data indicates 2014 and 2015 will be exceptionally strong years for Vancouver’s tourism industry.

On the move

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Martin Bridges as its Technical Services Manager with immediate effect

Company brief

Europ Assistance – Global Corporate Solutions (GCS), an international provider of medical services, recently opened a new medical centre in Niamey, Niger.

Health matters

Increases in the number of people returning from holidays in the Caribbean suffering from the mosquito-transmitted virus chikungunya (Chik-V) has prompted a travel alert from the Catalonia regional government in Spain. David Ing reports

IPMI

A survey of expatriates by leading international private medical insurance broker Medibroker has discovered that most expatriates were positive about their lifestyle with 80 per cent of the sample saying they either ‘really enjoyed’ or ‘enjoyed’ their lives abroad.

Insurance matters

Moody's: Increasing regulatory and political headwinds prompt negative outlook on UK life insurance industry

Latest feature

Warren Brown looks at the progress made by US travel insurance industry lobbyists in reducing the legislative burden on travel retailers in recent years