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Travel insurance

Every Brazilian travelling overseas must now purchase insurance for their trip, according to the country’s insurance regulator

This year’s International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards were held at the Molino Stucky hotel in Venice, Italy, on 13 November. The glittering awards ceremony – now in its 12th year – honours those companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health insurance industry over the past year. The winners are...

Travel matters

The US Depart of Commerce recently released data relating to travel into the US by international visitors, and outbound trips by US citizens.

On the move

Zurich is to launch a concerted push into the UK and European travel insurance market, and to lead this drive, Chris Price has joined the company as head of travel insurance for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Chris joins Zurich from ACE Group, alongside travel and health insurance underwriting specialist Gary Murphy, who joins from Tangiers Global.

Company brief

RSA Travel Insurance in Canada has redesigned its website to help guide and advise travellers not only through the insurance process, but also on the more ‘fun’ aspects of a holiday, such as trip planning, destination ideas, links to brokers, and a new online quote and sales tool

Health matters

The outbreak of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Caribbean region, first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2013, continues to take its toll on locals and travellers

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

Over three quarters of insurance companies are too slow at taking new products to market, warns Target Group

Latest feature

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