The scam is simple: The holiday is nearly over, funds are low, so you make a quick detour to the local police station before flying home, report a few items as lost or stolen and then claim them back on your travel insurance policy - isn't that what it's there for after all? But what happens if you're caught? Charlotte Hodgman has the details
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In the midst of the recession, one British insurer is asking the government to reconsider the tax rate payable on travel insurance policies. Charlotte Hodgman reports further details
Eight people were killed and 48 injured when two separate bomb attacks were launched at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, in July. Mandy Aitchison reports on the aftermath
The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) Strategic Intelligence Centre has predicted a fall of around four per cent in international arrivals to Southeast Asia compared to 2008, as the continuing spread of swine flu undermines the confidence of business and leisure travellers.
US and Canadian Travel Insurers Beef Up Job Loss Benefits as Economy Tanks
By Milan Korcok
Travel insurers beware: the cost of replacing lost or stolen items in the Caribbean has been found to be up to seven times as expensive as replacing similar items in other countries. Mandy Aitchison has the details
A fictitious claim for food poisoning in Africa has led to the uncovering of other similar scams and won the company involved one of the three main prizes awarded each year for fraud detection by the Spanish insurance industry. David Ing reports from Spain
Buyers and sellers of repatriation services have been provided with a new tool that can improve the efficiency of the marketplace.
UK-based InsureandGo has called on airlines to come clean on what they are doing to try and reduce the chances of losing customers' luggage; the insurer has voiced its concern that as airlines continue to struggle in the face of an economic crisis, solving the problem of lost luggage will be moved down the list of priorities.
A group that included a group of seven Germans with five children, a British engineer and a Korean, have been kidnapped from the province of Saada, according to the Yemeni interior ministry.