A spokesman for the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has predicted that the number of passengers visiting Dubai on a cruise ship will increase by 50,000 each year until 2015.
The most recent report issued by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that international tourism grew by almost five per cent in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. The results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in 2010.
A survey by Gnu Insurance in the UK, a company specialising in providing travel insurance to holidaymakers over the age of 50, has found that more ‘grey gappers’ are partaking in extreme sports while on their vacation
The UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said it is aware of nine cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have travelled to Corfu since August. The HPA is currently working with colleagues in the UK, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Greek Public Health authorities to collect and share further information regarding a possible source or sources.
UK-based healthcare provider MediCare International has looked at the top types of claims it has received over the past two years in order to reveal which conditions are most prevalent. The company said that the results of its research not only reflect the most common complaints, but the fact that being in a new and different environment can also have an impact on one’s health.
A new study by independent research firm Defaqto has identified that the level of cover provided by gap year travel insurance companies can vary greatly across the market.
A survey undertaken by International SOS has revealed the attitudes of international business travellers towards travel tracking technology, including the way they use mobile devices to receive information, and the type of information they want and need from their employers. Mandy Aitchison has details of the results
As the summer holiday season comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, figures released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) demonstrate how travel insurers are paying out millions to help tourists in need. Sarah Watson reports
Global health services company Cigna has agreed to acquire FirstAssist Insurance Services, a leading travel and protection insurance company based in the UK, from Barclays Private Equity.