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The British Behaviour Abroad report 2014, published in July, highlights that there has been a decrease in some of the serious types of consular case in the past year

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday 17 July

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

Collinson Group has appointed Ben Haden as senior healthcare underwriter for Astrenska, the group’s specialist underwriting division

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

UK Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Martin Wheatley has welcomed the announcement by several general insurers that they are to try and reduce the amount of information in the terms and conditions of their policies to just two pages

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The growth and spread of mosquito-borne diseases means that areas previously considered relatively safe destinations for travellers are now under threat from infections not previously seen before