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29 October 2012

FacebookTravellers 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.

29 October 2012

Frederik BisbjergDanish 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.

29 October 2012

DudesEasyMed Services Inc. has announced that Nexter has signed for a trial of the International Medical Passport for their executive staff in France.

29 October 2012

MexicoMexico’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.

29 October 2012

Elephants in Sri LankaThe 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.

29 October 2012

ChileAugust 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.

29 October 2012

AustraliaAccording 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.

29 October 2012

CruisingUS-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.

29 October 2012

Danger! Methanol!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.

29 October 2012

IRDAThe 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.

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