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In the run up to the Paralympic Games, Columbus Direct has provided travellers with advice to help ensure they remain safe while in Brazil. We present a snapshot of the tips given.

Consularcare has announced that its ConsularAssist solution will be included in P J Hayman’s Travel Plus scheme.

Insurance search engine Bought By Many has released new research which claims that New Zealand is the best place to get injured on a backpacking holiday. The company says that it conducted the research after finding that 35 per cent of travellers do not buy insurance that protects them against the cost of injury.

Two United Airlines pilots have been arrested in Glasgow Airport, Scotland under suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.

Squaremouth has released advice for travellers affected by the recent earthquake that hit central Italy on 24 August.

Travel Health and Wellness LLC has designed and released a new medical travel kit designed specifically for the needs of Muslim pilgrims who are travelling for Hajj and Umrah. The Minnesota, US-based company has created the Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit with the help of Muslim medical professionals and a Mayo Clinic physician.

Features and analysis

ITIJ 188, September 2016

Ian Brown, partner and specialist travel solicitor at Trowers and Hamlins, considers the decision that ‘collateral lies’ told by insureds whilst pursuing a claim are no longer grounds for insurers to decline a claim.

ITIJ 187, August 2016

An increasing number of brands market travel insurance specifically to female travellers. Tatum Anderson investigates the thinking behind this strategy and asks whether such policies are meeting a real need.

ITIJ 187, August 2016

Kevin Featherly looks into the growing risks posed by infectious diseases