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Fewer Americans Are Considering Travel To Cuba

A year since the U.S. government's easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, an annual survey* by Allianz Global Assistance is reporting that Americans are less…
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Global Air Freight Demand Increases 14% March 2017

Results for global air freight markets show a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was…
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First Quarter Ends on Strong Note for Passenger Traffic

Global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a…
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Air Cargo Demand Continues Upward Trajectory February 2017

iPMI Magazine Travel, Aviation and Airlines Breaking Industry News: Results for global air freight markets for February 2017 showing an 8.4% increase in demand measured…
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Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor February 2017

iPMI Magazine Travel, Aviation and Airlines Industry News: Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.8%, compared to the same month last year. Although this was…
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Safety Concerns And Disinterest In On-Shore Destinations Are Top Reasons That More Than One-Third Of Americans Prefer To Stay On Ship During A Cruise

While the majority of Americans prefer to spend most, if not all, of their cruise exploring the destinations of call, a surprising 34.3 percent have…
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VIDEO: IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac Discusses Restrictions on Large Electronics Items

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom…
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Almost Half A Billion International Tourists Visit The EU In 2016

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total. This preliminary result…
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UK Government Announces Restrictions On Carriage Of Electronic Items In The Cabin

iPMI Magazine Travel News: The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size…
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Lockton & O’Neill Paragon Solutions Team Up On Travel Security

Lockton and O’Neill Paragon Solutions have formed a strategic alliance to provide non-government organizations and businesses with customized risk review, mitigation, and crisis management support…
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Passengers Given Important EU Guidance on Compensation Claims Agencies

iPMI Magazine Travel News: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s guidance to air passengers on the activities of agencies that make…
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Passenger Demand Growth Hits Five-Year Peak in January

iPMI Magazine Airlines, Aviation and Travel News: Global passenger traffic results for January 2017 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 9.6% compared to…
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Americans Planning Trips To Orlando And Cancun For Spring Break

iPMI Magazine Travel And Tourism News: That is, according to Allianz Global Assistance who reviewed more than four million trips planned by its customers during…
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Global Passenger Traffic Results November 2016 Show Strongest Demand Growth In 9 Months

Global passenger traffic results for November 2016 showing the strongest demand growth in nine months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 7.6% compared to November…
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Some 46 Million More Tourists Travelled Internationally in 2016 Compared To 2015

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to…
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  • Fewer Americans Are Considering Travel To Cuba
    A year since the U.S. government's easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, an annual survey* by Allianz Global Assistance is reporting that Americans are less interested in taking a trip to the country than in 2016. The 2017 survey showed that 40 percent of Americans would be interested in taking a trip to Cuba (two percent fewer than in 2016) while the easing of travel restrictions made just 26 percent of Americans more interested in visiting the country (nine percent fewer than 2016). Seventy-six percent reported being unlikely to plan a trip to Cuba (six percent more than 2016). While…
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    Written on Monday, 08 May 2017 08:11 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Global Air Freight Demand Increases 14% March 2017
    Results for global air freight markets show a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.2% year-on-year in March 2017. March performance contributed to very strong first quarter (Q1) growth in freight volumes. After adjusting for the impact of the leap year in 2016, freight demand in Q1 2017 increased by nearly 11%. Capacity increased by 3.7% over the same period (leap year adjusted). The strengthening of air freight demand…
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    Written on Friday, 05 May 2017 04:50 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • First Quarter Ends on Strong Note for Passenger Traffic
    Global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and load factor climbed by half a percentage point to 80.4%, which was a record for the month. March demand growth represented a moderate slowdown relative to performance in February after adjusting for the distortion in the year-to-year comparisons owing to the extra day in February 2016. The imposition of the ban on large electronics in the cabin on certain routes to the US and UK occurred too late in…
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    Written on Friday, 05 May 2017 04:49 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Air Cargo Demand Continues Upward Trajectory February 2017
    iPMI Magazine Travel, Aviation and Airlines Breaking Industry News: Results for global air freight markets for February 2017 showing an 8.4% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. After adjusting for the impact of the leap year in 2016, demand increased by 12% -- almost four times better than the five-year average rate of 3.0%. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), shrank by 0.4% in February 2017. The continued growth of air freight demand in 2017 is consistent with an uptick in world trade which corresponds with new…
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    Written on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:16 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor February 2017
    iPMI Magazine Travel, Aviation and Airlines Industry News: Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.8%, compared to the same month last year. Although this was below growth achieved in January, year-to-year comparisons are distorted because February 2016 was a leap month. Adjusting for the one fewer day this year, the underlying growth rate was estimated at 8.6%, just under January’s increase of 8.9%. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 2.7%, and load factor rose 1.6 percentage points to 79.5%, which was the highest ever recorded for February. “The strong demand momentum from January has continued, supported by…
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    Written on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:05 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Safety Concerns And Disinterest In On-Shore Destinations Are Top Reasons That More Than One-Third Of Americans Prefer To Stay On Ship During A Cruise
    While the majority of Americans prefer to spend most, if not all, of their cruise exploring the destinations of call, a surprising 34.3 percent have reported preferring to stay on the ship the entire or majority of the time, according to a new wave season survey* conducted by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance . The main reason for not wanting to disembark at the ports of call was safety concerns with the destination (36.2 percent). This was followed by disinterest in the destination (17.7 percent), fear of not getting back to the ship on time (16.8 percent), inclusive…
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    Written on Friday, 07 April 2017 16:51 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • VIDEO: IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac Discusses Restrictions on Large Electronics Items
    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. “The current measures are not an acceptable long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate. Even in the short term it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the commercial distortions they create are severe. We call on governments to work with the industry to find a way to keep flying secure without separating passengers…
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    Written on Friday, 31 March 2017 09:12 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Almost Half A Billion International Tourists Visit The EU In 2016
    International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total. This preliminary result is included in the first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends’, a regular monitoring of EU tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the framework of the cooperation with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) of the European Commission (EC). Despite many challenges facing Europe in 2016, tourism has once again shown extraordinary strength and resilience, reinforcing its contribution to economic growth, job creation and social wellbeing…
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    Written on Friday, 31 March 2017 09:11 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • UK Government Announces Restrictions On Carriage Of Electronic Items In The Cabin
    iPMI Magazine Travel News: The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size of electronic items that may be carried by passengers in the cabin. A statement from the UK government said flights from the following countries are affected by the restrictions: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia. IATA calculations show that this ban will impact about 393 scheduled passenger flights per week, equivalent to about 2.7 % of the total international scheduled passenger flights to the UK. US government announces restrictions on carriage of electronic…
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    Written on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:01 in iPMI Magazine Travel News
  • Lockton & O’Neill Paragon Solutions Team Up On Travel Security
    Lockton and O’Neill Paragon Solutions have formed a strategic alliance to provide non-government organizations and businesses with customized risk review, mitigation, and crisis management support for international travelers. Michael O’Neill, known for his work in safety and security risk management for Save the Children and Peace Corps, will consult with Lockton clients. Lockton is the world’s largest privately held insurance broker. “Our clients have a duty of care to their people when they work in high risk environments, and this alliance will help our clients immensely,” said Keith Mulvihill, a Lockton executive in its Washington, DC operation, spearheading the effort.…
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    Written on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:48 in iPMI Magazine Travel News

Medical Travel Assistance

Medical, travel and technical assistance companies may provide out-of-hospital emergency healthcare services and manage medical cases for healthcare payors under member healthcare, medical, expatriate and travel insurance programs. Global Healthcare Insurance Companies rely on Medical, travel and technical assistance companies to provide a myriad of international assistance services. Medical, travel and technical assistance companies are located all over the world and act as an extended arm of assistance for expatriates, business travelers and tourists. Medical, travel and technical assistance companies may offer 24/7 Third Party Administration; Cost Containment and Medical Case Management Services; Air Ambulance Services including MEDEVAC, Non Medical Evacuation, Medical Escorts on Commercial Airlines and Repatriation Services.