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The family of Mrs Claire Cook of Rednall, Birmingham, UK, has instructed travel law experts, Penningtons Manches, to pursue a claim against Balkan Holidays, following her husband’s death by drowning on 13 August 2014 while staying at the Royal Bay hotel in Bulgaria.

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of southern France on Tuesday 24 March, and all 148 people onboard are feared dead

Travel matters

The number of Chinese tourists heading to Japan for their holidays continues to increase, with the Institute of International Tourism Development finding that 2.2 million Chinese visited Japan in 2014, an increase of 82 per cent on 2013

On the move

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

Company brief

Airline Ryanair recently announced via its website that, among a raft of changes to be implemented over the forthcoming year, will be the removal of the travel insurance opt-out used on its site.

Health matters

MedAire, an International SOS company, recently released its Health Risk Map 2015, a tool designed to help organisations around the world understand the health risks in the various markets in which they operate.

International Healthcare

The New Zealand Institute for Economic Research (NZIER) recently released the results of a study, commissioned by the Health Funds Association, into the value of health insurance.

Insurance matters

The value of China’s insurance market has risen rapidly in recent years, from US$239.2 billion in premium income in 2010 to $328.7 billion in 2014.

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