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Travel insurance

The latest survey from the UStiA has revealed growth of 17.5 per cent in the nation’s travel insurance market in the last two years. 

On 20 November at approximately 0700 UTC suspected Islamist militants launched an armed attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in central Bamako, taking approximately 170 people hostage, including 140 clients and 30 staff members hostage

Travel matters

 By engaging PR firms in English and German-speaking countries, the Ugandan government is projecting tourist arrivals at 1.5 million in the next two years, growing to five million arrivals in the next five years.

On the move

Aero-Plan, an online B2B marketplace for medical transport services, has announced the appointment of Mike Vallee as its new vice-president of business development.

Company brief

Zurich’s UK arm recently announced the launch of a new safety website, in collaboration with crisis management firm red24, for group life and income protection customers and their employees.

Health matters

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which is based near Cambridge in the UK, have discovered what they are calling the ‘Achilles heel’ of viruses.

International Healthcare

According to data from CBHI’s National Health Profile 2015 report, government-run insurance bodies in India claim a significantly higher share of coverage and premiums for all types of health insurance policies – apart from ‘family floater’ policies.

Insurance matters

A new committee of chief risk officers (CRO) set up by the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) will promote efficient operation and the very highest technical standards in risk management for Lloyd’s managing agents

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Currency fluctuations – driven by economic and political unrest – are contributing to the cost of expatriate packages.