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Canada-headquartered Global Excel Management Inc. has announced its acquisition of US-based cost container Olympus Managed Health Care Inc., and its associated companies, Olympus Healthcare Solutions México SA, ChoiceNet International México SA and Healthcare Concierge Services Inc.

On 26 June, Saif Rezgui slaughtered at least 38 foreign tourists holidaying in Tunisia in the name of Islamic State. A local man, Rezgui is thought to have been influenced by radical recruiters to become a terrorist, inflicting death and terrible injuries on innocent people in the Imperial Marhaba Beach and Rio Bellevue hotels, situated on Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast

Travel matters

Figures from Trinidad & Tobago are showing a 20-per-cent increase in visitor arrivals from the US during the first quarter of this year, and US travellers now account for nearly 40 per cent of all tourists heading to the islands

On the move

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

Company brief

Medical and security risk services provider International SOS recently launched the latest iteration of its Pandemic Information online portal.

Health matters

Top United Nations (UN) officials have said that while ‘significant inroads’ have been made in the global battle against malaria, helped by stronger coordination and increased investment, this investment needs to continue to ensure a better future beyond 2015.

International Healthcare

It has been announced that the acquisition of medical insurance provider Best Doctors Insurance by the Primary Group, international private medical insurance (IPMI) provider Now Health International’s investor, has been completed.

Insurance matters

ACE Limited and The Chubb Corporation announced on 3 July that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which ACE will acquire Chubb

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Mandy Langfield looks at the travel insurance market in the Middle East