Travellers could face losing claims against banks and insurance companies because they post too much personal information on Facebook, offering fraudsters an ‘invitation’ to scam them.
Danish assistance company SOS International has appointed Frederik Bisbjerg as the new senior vicepresident of its travel division, which is responsible for over 80 per cent of the group’s total revenue.
EasyMed Services Inc. has announced that Nexter has signed for a trial of the International Medical Passport for their executive staff in France.
Mexico’s secretary of tourism Gloria Guevara recently released the Sixth Government Report on Tourism, which details a period of very healthy growth for the country’s domestic and international tourism industries, including a record 23.4 million international air arrivals in 2011, and a 53-per-cent rise in public and private investment in the sector over the past six years.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) carried out an airport survey of foreign tourists departing from Sri Lanka between January and June 2011, and the results have recently been published.
August saw tourist arrivals in Chile reach record highs since 1988, after a steady 16-per-cent increase in arrivals over the preceding eight months, according to Chilean under-secretary for tourism Jacqueline Plass.
According to Tourism Research Australia’s most recent International Visitor Survey, the average number of nights that overseas tourists are spending in Australia has increased by four per cent, although the overall number of international visitors in the last financial year rose by a mere one per cent to around 5.5 million.
US-based Carnival Corporation, the parent company of the Costa Concordia, has released its third quarter financial results, and against expectations the company seems to be faring well.
The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of methanol poisoning that – as of 25 September – has claimed the lives of 24 people, with 34 in a critical condition in hospital.
The chairman of India’s Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA), J. Hari Narayan, has expressed his support for a rise in the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in the country’s insurance sector, as a bill to enhance FDI has been proposed by the government.