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Travel insurance

Following the downfall of a foreign cost collection agency operating in Turkey, ITIJ has been informed by Eurocross Turkey that it has taken defensive steps to combat the actions of recently founded local cost collection agencies

The family of Mrs Claire Cook of Rednall, Birmingham, UK, has instructed travel law experts, Penningtons Manches, to pursue a claim against Balkan Holidays, following her husband’s death by drowning on 13 August 2014 while staying at the Royal Bay hotel in Bulgaria.

Travel matters

The number of Chinese tourists heading to Japan for their holidays continues to increase, with the Institute of International Tourism Development finding that 2.2 million Chinese visited Japan in 2014, an increase of 82 per cent on 2013

On the move

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

Company brief

Capita Healthcare Decisions has announced a new partnership with Medibank.

Health matters

MedAire, an International SOS company, recently released its Health Risk Map 2015, a tool designed to help organisations around the world understand the health risks in the various markets in which they operate.

International Healthcare

According to the recently released Saudi Insurance Market Report 2014 from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Saudi Arabia’s health insurance market grew by 21.9 per cent in 2014.

Insurance matters

According to the latest sigma study from Swiss Re, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were US$35 billion in 2014, down from $44 billion in 2013 and well below the $64 billion-average of the previous 10 years


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