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21 September 2012

deal!Ageas UK (Ageas) has confirmed that it has signed an agreement under which it will acquire London-based Groupama Insurance Company Limited (GICL), for a total consideration of £116 million.

20 September 2012

underwritingCollinson Insurance Group (CIG), the insurance division of global data and marketing firm The Collinson Group, has announced that it will now be providing underwriting services for the retail travel insurance business portfolio of UK-based Ancile Insurance Group Limited (Ancile).

19 September 2012

CaliforniaThe American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has commended the members of the California Legislature for the passage of insurance deregulation bill AB 2354, which is intended to protect travel agents against punitive state legislation, and will allow them to sell travel insurance under special rules, providing that consumer protection procedures are followed.

19 September 2012

Awards LogoThe voting is over, and the nominations for the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards are in!

17 September 2012

mosquitoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an updated notice for Greece’s current malaria outbreak.

12 September 2012

Machu PicchuA team of scientists from Peru and the US have surveyed 1,000 travellers with the aim of studying the effects and severity of altitude sickness.

11 September 2012

gavel!AMEX Assurance Company, a subsidiary of American Express, is suing Maryland resident Gary Giordano in an attempt to void an insurance policy that Giordano took out in the name of his travelling companion Robyn Gardner.

11 September 2012

kenya!The first half of 2012 saw a 6.4-per-cent increase in revenue for Kenya’s tourism industry – Sh38.7 billion – compared with the same period in 2011 – Sh36.4 billion.

06 September 2012

Canada Girl!A study by American Express Canada has found that one in three Canadians think that travel insurance is unnecessary – even though most would never question the importance of car insurance. Stefan Mohamed reports on the latest study to show that the travel insurance industry still has work to do

05 September 2012

QatarThe Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has recorded a 22-per-cent rise in tourist arrivals to Qatar from Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2011.