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Travel insurance

New research shows that some tourists are knowingly taking a risk by going away without travel insurance

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged people travelling to countries that have been affected by the Ebola outbreak to ensure they purchase travel insurance that covers treatment for the disease and evacuation back to their home country

Travel matters

According to Thai tourism authorities, the number of overseas visitors arriving in the country in September dropped by seven per cent compared with the same period in 2013.

On the move

UK-based Aspire Lifestyles has announced that Vladimir Poletaev has transitioned to the role of vice-president of strategic accounts with Aspire Insurance Advisers Ltd

Company brief

AirLink Ambulance, a Mexico-based full service air ambulance company, was recently added to International Assistance Group’s (IAG) network, with IAG accrediting the company as its Preferred Provider in Mexico

Health matters

While much of the world’s focus has been on the recent outbreak of ebola haemorrhagic fever in Africa, commentators and health authorities are keen that other diseases do not fall by the wayside, and the spotlight has been shone on the ongoing threat posed by malaria


Indianapolis-based International Medical Group, Inc. (IMG) is further expanding its global footprint with the recent acquisition of Wales-based company, Global Response Ltd

Insurance matters

New research from Finaccord has calculated for the first time a definitive ranking of the world’s top 150 broking groups by revenues earned from commercial non-life (P&C) insurance, excluding revenues from personal lines, employee benefits, wholesale insurance and reinsurance

Latest feature

Lee Coppack looks at how different travel insurers define geographic zones with risk ratings