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29 August 2012

terrorismUS-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has noted an increasing number of questions about the availability of terrorism coverage, and exactly what such coverage will provide.

29 August 2012

luggageBritish holidaymakers will be taking plenty with them on holiday this year – with the notable exception of travel insurance.

29 August 2012

pigruleNew rules published by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) will require building societies and banks to ensure that customers are eligible for insurance benefits before they are sold packaged bank accounts.

29 August 2012

insurancerejectionAccording to the Insurance Council of New Zealand, many of the approximately 9,600 New Zealanders injured overseas every year are surprised to find that their insurance does not cover them for everything.

29 August 2012

westnilevirusTravelvax Australia, the Australian arm of specialist travel medicine service Travelvax, has issued a bulletin aiming to soothe Australian tourists’ concerns about the recent outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) in the US.

24 August 2012

beachFigures from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) show that between 2006 and 2011 more Australians died in Thailand than in any other country. Mandy Aitchison has more details

24 August 2012

vietnamairportA number of insurers are keen to capitalise on Vietnam’s growing outbound travel market and its current lack of insurer penetration. Stefan Mohamed elaborates

24 August 2012

businesstravelA recent study by assistance provider Europ Assistance USA has found that 31 per cent of international business travellers (or one in three) are concerned for their personal safety, while 27 per cent are anxious about potential terrorist attacks.

24 August 2012

marmGermany-based quality certification company Temos has joined forces with Turkish medical assistance provider marmassistance in a strategic partnership, under which they will jointly assess private hospitals and clinics across Turkey.

23 August 2012

mapAuthorities in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos are clamping down on dangerous and illegal activities in the country’s popular tourist area Vang Vieng in order to promote it as a safe destination for travellers, after a number of deaths relating to alcohol and watersports.

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