Seven tourists have been killed after their light aircraft crashed during an aerial tour of the famous Nazca Lines in Southern Peru.
A massive earthquake struck central Chile at 06:34 (GMT) on Saturday 27 February, killing at least 711 people and affecting more than two million
According to reports from Australia, the pilot of a Pel-Air Westwind air ambulance jet who ditched the aircraft in the sea after running out of fuel has had his pilot's licence suspended.
On 21 February, devastating flash floods swept across the Portuguese island holiday destination of Madeira, killing at least 42 people, with around 30 people still missing at the time of writing
British online travel company Essential Travel has claimed that a number of top consumer brands including American Express, Barclays and the Post Office are charging more than 50 per cent over the current accepted rate for travel insurance policies
Over three-quarters of respondents in a poll conducted by Skyscanner have favoured an airline 'Fat Tax', with only 22 per cent of the 550 people surveyed disapproving of the possible introduction of extra payments for overweight passengers
Treatment Abroad, an online health information guide for UK-based medical tourism, has partnered with foreign exchange specialists HiFX to enable medical tourists to get the best possible exchanges rates and save money when paying for treatment overseas
Dr Charlie Easmon has joined international private medical insurer ALC Health in the newly created post of medical director for the company
According to a study by First Rate Exchange Services, 58 per cent of UK adults intend to take at least one holiday overseas this year, compared with 54 per cent of people in a similar survey conducted last July