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Canada-headquartered Global Excel Management Inc. has announced its acquisition of US-based cost container Olympus Managed Health Care Inc., and its associated companies, Olympus Healthcare Solutions México SA, ChoiceNet International México SA and Healthcare Concierge Services Inc.

On 26 June, Saif Rezgui slaughtered at least 38 foreign tourists holidaying in Tunisia in the name of Islamic State. A local man, Rezgui is thought to have been influenced by radical recruiters to become a terrorist, inflicting death and terrible injuries on innocent people in the Imperial Marhaba Beach and Rio Bellevue hotels, situated on Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast

Travel matters

Figures from Trinidad & Tobago are showing a 20-per-cent increase in visitor arrivals from the US during the first quarter of this year, and US travellers now account for nearly 40 per cent of all tourists heading to the islands

On the move

Peter Evans has been elected President of the US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) for the 2015-2016 term

Company brief

Sussex, UK-based Go Walkabout Travel Insurance has launched a new policy, Working Holiday Travel Insurance, ‘as a direct response to what many more travellers are now doing in their time away’.

Health matters

Top United Nations (UN) officials have said that while ‘significant inroads’ have been made in the global battle against malaria, helped by stronger coordination and increased investment, this investment needs to continue to ensure a better future beyond 2015.

International Healthcare

According to a new survey conducted by UK-based polling company YouGov on behalf of Zurich International Life, which took in results from 1,000 expatriates who moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), less than half (44 per cent) of these expats are expecting to meet their personal financial targets by the time they leave.

Insurance matters

More than one in three insurance professionals and fund managers (36 per cent) believe asset management companies are unprepared for providing the level of detailed data their insurance clients will require under Solvency II, according to a State Street survey of 100 insurance executives and fund managers

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Mandy Langfield looks at the travel insurance market in the Middle East