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19 January 2011

Map showing Punta ArenasProtests in Punta Arenas have worsened to the point where protestors have blocked roads into and out of popular areas, creating problems for the thousands of tourists trying to exit or enter the country.

22 December 2010

Injured skierThe latest analysis from a UK-based travel insurance company has revealed that the average cost of a winter sports claim in 2009/10 was £478. Sarah Watson has more details

21 December 2010

PassportNew research from credit card provider Barclaycard has found that one third of British holidaymakers jet off without travel insurance. Mandy Aitchison has the details of the survey, which shows that the message from the travel insurance industry of the importance of insurance has yet to filter through to the buying public

09 December 2010

Oceanic white tip sharkA marine biologist from the US has said that more than one shark is behind the attacks on tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, one of which has killed a German tourist.

02 December 2010

Sharm el-SheikhThree Russian tourists have been attacked by what is thought to be an oceanic white tip shark in three separate incidents at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, resulting in nearly all water sports at the resort being suspended.

26 November 2010

American flagThe US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA) has achieved a milestone in the quest for adoption of a uniform licensing standard for travel agents and other sellers of travel insurance in the US. Mandy Aitchison reports on the new guidelines

26 November 2010

Craig MorrisonNew Zealand-based Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has topped a survey of Australia’s best value travel insurance products, thanks to a new direct-to-consumer online business model. (Craig Morrison, CEO, pictured)

05 November 2010

AeroCaribbean's ATR-72A Cuban passenger plane belonging to AeroCaribbean has crashed in the centre of the country, killing all 68 people onboard, including 28 foreigners.

04 November 2010

tax scrabbleIt has been reported in Post Magazine that UK-based travel insurance intermediary InsureandGo warned that it would have to raise millions of pounds in capital if it were to lose an appeal against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), just weeks before it was bought by Spanish insurer MAPFRE. 

03 November 2010

Plane out of UKThe first of November marked the first day of the new, increased Air Passenger Duty (APD) paid by UK travellers. The APD is divided into four bands (A, B, C, and D), and each one has seen a rise, although long-haul travellers in band D will see the biggest increase.