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An expat blog has thrown up an interesting case of what exactly travel insurance in China covers, pointing out that in July, a disproportionate number of flights were cancelled in and around Shanghai as the airspace was allegedly being used by the military

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

Travel matters

Turkey’s tourism minister has reported that the country saw a seven-per-cent rise in the number of tourists crossing its borders in the first eight months of this year.

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

Allied Insurance, a US-based insurance provider, has introduced a special insurance package for tourists visiting the Maldives

Health matters

Japan has suffered its first outbreak of dengue fever since 1945, the source of which has been traced to the popular Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo’s largest open spaces


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

George Osborne, UK chancellor of the exchequer, together with the Chinese vice-premier Ma Kai, announced in September that the Chinese Government has awarded Lloyd’s China a licence to establish a branch office in Beijing.

Latest feature

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