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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

US-based Tin Leg, which describes itself as a provider of ‘affordable and comprehensive travel insurance benefits’, has partnered with website TripInsuranceZone to bring its suite of products to the online travel insurance store.

Health matters

The Government of Goiás state, Brazil, has issued a health alert following confirmation of a case of yellow fever (YF) in a previously unvaccinated woman living in Alexânia.

International Healthcare

A recent survey by IPMI provider Now Health International has found that, due to a mixture of rocketing premiums and – perhaps misplaced – optimism, one in three British expatriates planning to enjoy a new life overseas are rejecting health insurance cover.

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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