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ITIJ TV Episode V out now! Includes interviews with Richard Gibbons of CEGA Group and Nick Gibbons of Nordic Insurance Software about how technology is revolutionising the global travel insurance industry, plus a round-up of some of this month’s news headlines and a report from our Grapevine correspondent.

Travel insurance

In the wake of news that three travellers heading back to the UK from Colombia, Suriname and Guyana have tested positive for Zika virus, health authorities are focusing the spotlight on the disease

For claimants from New Zealand, attempting to defraud a travel insurer just became a whole lot more difficult

Travel matters

‘Solid economic fundamentals’ will benefit the US travel industry this year, according to the January 2016 US Travel Outlook report from the US Travel Association. 

On the move

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has announced the appointment of Richard Spotswood as senior technology PI and cyber underwriter. He will report to Graeme King, regional head of technology and cyber (UK, Ireland, MENA, Nordics and Australia), and take on responsibility for growing the company’s regional tech, media and cyber book, and supporting a number of its largest global clients.

Company brief

Insurance provider Dr Walter has become the new European partner of the International Association for Student Insurance Services (IASIS)

Health matters

Findings of the Travel Vaccines Study have shown that of the surveyed 1,000 Australians travelling to South America and South America, only 46 per cent sought health advice before heading off on their trip, and 23 per cent sought no health information or advice whatsoever.

International Healthcare

The APRIL Group has announced the acquisition of international private medical insurance provider GlobalHealth Asia.

Insurance matters

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has released the Allianz Risk Barometer 2016, its fifth annual survey of corporate risk.

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