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Top industry-specific travel insurance trends and analysis from around the globe, plus the latest international headlines on issues directly affecting the industry.

23 August 2010

Interncontinental hotel Rio de JaneiroHeavily armed gang members engaged in a gunfight with Brazilian police over the weekend of 21 August, right outside the five-star InterContinental hotel in Rio de Janeiro, prompting the gunmen to storm the hotel and take 35 people hostage.

18 August 2010

Bankruptcy signIn further bad news for the travel industry in the UK, budget travel company Kiss Flights has ceased trading.

17 August 2010

Map of CaribbeanA passenger aircraft carrying 131 passengers and crew crashed and broke up on landing at the Colombian island of San Andres, injuring 114 people, yet only one person died – as the result of a heart attack.

16 August 2010

ash cloudFour months after causing travel misery for hundreds of thousands of passengers, the ash cloud is continuing to make lives difficult for those caught up in it, with many still awaiting financial compensation from their airline.

13 August 2010

Tourist strandedBritish travel firm Sun4U has ceased trading, leaving around 1,200 holidaymakers already abroad to rely on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to fly them back home to the UK.

11 August 2010

Saas-Fee in the summer In further confirmation of the suggestion that while on holiday, tourists tend to take part in more risky activities than they would do at home, yet another British holidaymaker has perished this summer.

04 August 2010

Air traffic controllersResearch shows that Spain still tops the list of holiday destinations in Europe for Brits, but a summer of love could be seriously disrupted by the news that Spain’s air traffic controllers have voted to take strike action.

02 August 2010

On strike placardSix days after it began, the strike by truck drivers in Greece that has brought the country almost to a grinding halt has been called off as the protestors agreed to enter into talks with the government.

27 July 2010

Map of GreeceA strike by truck drivers and a protest by air traffic controllers in Greece are likely to bring more misery for travellers over the coming weeks.

26 July 2010

MSC Splendida at Genoa port in 2009A Spanish tourist has died and another was seriously injured after the gangway that was leading them from the port quay to their cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, gave way, plunging them both into the water.