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Travel insurance

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

10 February 2010

Hector Sants, Britain's top financial regulator, has announced he is to step down, surprising the financial services industry and casting doubt of the future of the Financial Services Authority (FSA)

04 February 2010

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have both welcomed the new Policy Statement from the government's Equality Office

04 February 2010

This year's ITIC destination has been confirmed

28 January 2010

The English and Scottish Law Commission have together published a joint report that recommends clarification of the law concerning the information that a consumer is obliged to tell an insurer when they are taking out a policy

26 January 2010

The Peruvian Government has ordered the airlift of nearly 2,000 tourists after they were stranded at Machu Picchu following days of torrential rain that triggered nearly 40 landslides in the area surrounding the monument

20 January 2010

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has warned its members that passengers who are flying to the US, or transiting through the US from 20 January will not be allowed onto their flight if they have not completed their US Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) and received validation to travel

20 January 2010

Holidaymakers who have flights booked with British Airways in the next few months are in for a rough ride, as the company's cabin crew has announced they are to vote again in a ballot on industrial action

14 January 2010

A massive earthquake struck the Caribbean island nation of Haiti on Tuesday 12 January, devastating the capital city of Port-au-Prince and killing tens of thousands of people

21 December 2009

Eurostar has been forced to cancel nearly all its cross-channel trains from 19 December until 21 December, after extremely cold weather in France and the UK led to trains breaking down

18 December 2009

Two British law graduates have been acquitted of insurance fraud by Brazil's High Court - just four months after they were convicted

07 December 2009

A series of armed attacks on tourists have prompted two cruise lines to halt certain land-based excursions in the Bahamas. Charlotte Hodgman has the details