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Travel insurance

Travel reviews are often the first place consumers go when deciding where to take their families on vacation, according to findings in the Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, with Facebook reviews leading the pack

New data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that in every week of 2013, over 4,300 holidaymakers depended on the safety net travel insurance provides in paying for emergency medical treatment

Travel matters

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urged the African Union to reconsider damaging tourism tax plans and get its priorities right, suggesting that plans by members of the African Union to implement a new tourism tax on air passengers and hotel guests in Africa could have a detrimental effect on long-term economic growth

On the move

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Martin Bridges as its Technical Services Manager with immediate effect

Company brief

UK-based International Travel and Healthcare (ITHC) has announced that it has launched a comprehensive travel insurance policy that offers cover to UK expatriates and their families resident in all 29 European Union countries

Health matters

tickA case of Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was confirmed in July in a person from the UK who had travelled to Bulgaria.

IPMI

Stuart LeatherbyNow Health International confirmed on 17 June that it has appointed Stuart Leatherby as commercial director

Insurance matters

CIOs are expanding their IT budgets to drive a new set of IT priorities as insurance market conditions improve, according to new research by Ovum

Latest feature

virusCharlie Easmon looks into the issue of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS Co-V)