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ITIJ TV Episode V out now! Includes interviews with Richard Gibbons of CEGA Group and Nick Gibbons of Nordic Insurance Software about how technology is revolutionising the global travel insurance industry, plus a round-up of some of this month’s news headlines and a report from our Grapevine correspondent.

Travel insurance

In the wake of news that three travellers heading back to the UK from Colombia, Suriname and Guyana have tested positive for Zika virus, health authorities are focusing the spotlight on the disease

For claimants from New Zealand, attempting to defraud a travel insurer just became a whole lot more difficult

Travel matters

The latest annual Business Travel Show forecast has suggested that 2016 will be a challenging year for some – though not all – buyers of business travel services

On the move

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has announced the appointment of Richard Spotswood as senior technology PI and cyber underwriter. He will report to Graeme King, regional head of technology and cyber (UK, Ireland, MENA, Nordics and Australia), and take on responsibility for growing the company’s regional tech, media and cyber book, and supporting a number of its largest global clients.

Company brief

Insurance provider Dr Walter has become the new European partner of the International Association for Student Insurance Services (IASIS)

Health matters

According to Tyrol Air Ambulance (TAA) of Austria, the most conditions frequently seen on its shuttle flights from the Mediterranean are strokes, brain haemorrhage; pneumonia; tumour and chronic pain patients; fractures and abdominal operations.

International Healthcare

A new report from research consultancy Timetric has suggested that major growth opportunities are set to appear in the health insurance market in Singapore over the next five years.

Insurance matters

In January, Australian insurer IAG announced that it had finalised its catastrophe reinsurance programme for the coming calendar year.

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