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Travel insurance

Business travel has not been significantly impacted by the current Ebola outbreak, according to a poll of travel managers conducted by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association

New research shows that some tourists are knowingly taking a risk by going away without travel insurance

Travel matters

The Turkish Association of Travel Agents (TURSAB) has said that citizens are expected to spend up to $1.1 billion on pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca in 2014.

On the move

UK-based Aspire Lifestyles has announced that Vladimir Poletaev has transitioned to the role of vice-president of strategic accounts with Aspire Insurance Advisers Ltd

Company brief

AirLink Ambulance, a Mexico-based full service air ambulance company, was recently added to International Assistance Group’s (IAG) network, with IAG accrediting the company as its Preferred Provider in Mexico

Health matters

Medical experts in Australia are warning travellers to be aware of the risk of contracting hepatitis B and C when travelling in the Asia-Pacific region

IPMI

Indianapolis-based International Medical Group, Inc. (IMG) is further expanding its global footprint with the recent acquisition of Wales-based company, Global Response Ltd

Insurance matters

Reinsurance group Swiss Re has estimated that natural disasters caused total economic losses of US$41 billion in the first six months of the year, which is lower than has been seen in the past.

Latest feature

Lee Coppack looks at how different travel insurers define geographic zones with risk ratings