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Hong Konger using a smartphone app
01 April 2019

APRIL International Care in Hong Kong announced today that it has received over 12,000 claims via its app since its launch, representing take-up well ahead of target projections.

A flat tyre
29 March 2019

Police in north east Spain have arrested a gang of six men that specialised in robbing foreign tourists who had driven into the country by car.

Brunei, Southeast Asia map
29 March 2019

As of 3 April 2019, Brunei is to implement the death penalty for same-sex relationships – a move that indicates a serious deterioration of the security environment for LGBT travellers and residents. In response, Healix International has offered guidance for employers with LGBT employees travelling to and working in the country.

Stressed woman at airport
29 March 2019

Nearly half of travel insurance policies don’t include protection against airline failure, says independent financial information company Defaqto.

Syringe on map of Africa
28 March 2019

The Ebola epidemic in the DRC persists, amid distrust of its existence. 

A smartphone - hopefully covered by insurance!
28 March 2019

Affinity specialist SPB UK, a subsidiary of SPB Group, has announced that it has acquired the insurtechs Loyal Insurance Services Ltd and Square Pound Ltd.

Machu Picchu and llama
28 March 2019

The Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International have collaboratively published a report which details the hidden costs of tourism and urges destinations to account for these ‘invisible burdens’ in order to protect landmarks, ecosystems and community life.

Board showing cancelled flights
28 March 2019

Iceland-based budget airline Wow announced today that it has entirely ceased operations, leaving many passengers stranded overseas.

Hospital building sign
27 March 2019

Newsweek has collaborated with global market research and consumer data company Statista, Inc. to create a list of the world’s best hospitals. The list was developed by a panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators across four continents.

In case of emergency
27 March 2019

A county in New York, US, has declared a state of emergency following a severe measles outbreak, and barred unvaccinated children from public areas.