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Checklist before you go for student groups
A school trip naturally carries an element of risk. Keep your group safe through any adventure with our tips and checklist.
March 1st, 2023
Tips for travelling with children
Travelling with young children opens up a whole new world of fun but can also put your patience to the test. Here are our top tips to help make traveling as easy as a walk in the park.
February 21st, 2023
International schools continue 21st century evolution
Across the world, international schools continue to bloom. Maureen Manning examines the expanding market, speaking to international school leaders from various regions to consider the latest developments, trends, challenges and opportunities , post- pandemic.
February 14th, 2023
Insurance for the Business Traveller
Business travellers are a marketer's dream. They travel frequently. They are informed and astute. However, frequent travellers often make their first mistake before they even leave home. They neglect to purchase travel insurance.
February 7th, 2023
Tips on Travel, Health and Life Insurance and Diabetes
Having diabetes may mean you will experience greater difficulty obtaining some forms of insurance or will face higher premiums, or both. However, there are things you can do to improve your opportunities for obtaining the insurance you need at a price you can afford.
January 31st, 2023
Mental health and travel insurance – where to get the best protection?
Cathy Hudson looks at where insurers are getting it right when it comes to cover for mental health conditions, and where they have a way to go
November 8th, 2022
Easy access, on-demand mental health support now a must-have
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. This has been a wake-up call to all countries to step up mental health services and support.
October 14th, 2022
Canada Lifts Limits on Off-Campus Work Opportunities for International Students
Canada’s critical labour shortage has opened major new opportunities for international students seeking off-campus jobs during their tenure in the country.
October 13th, 2022
International Student Insurance
Before embarking on their international studies, students need to ensure that they obtain sufficient and appropriate insurance cover to protect them in the event of health or other problems experienced abroad. Fortunately, a number of providers are specifically focused on the international education sector, and offer a range of options appropriate to changing student needs, as Jane Vernon Smith reports.
July 12th, 2022
As Summer Travel Gears up, the Monkeypox Virus Threatens
The swift emergence of Monkeypox in at least a dozen nations ranging as far afield as Europe, North America and Australia has caught the attention of international health authorities as the summer travel season shifts into high gear.
May 26th, 2022
Gap year insurance – has Covid reignited a passion for travel among younger people?
Taking a year out to travel and see the world – a ‘Gap Year’ – has become more popular with young people around the globe in recent times. Students might decide to volunteer for a non-profit organisation or work abroad for a while. Travel insurers have adapted to the demand and often offer specific cover for these kinds of trips.
May 9th, 2022
British Students Are Being Priced out of Dutch Universities
High tuition fees are being blamed for a sharp drop of British students applying to Dutch schools reports Nuffic, a Dutch organization promoting internationalization in education.
April 25th, 2022
Snowbirds head south - but what insurance are they taking with them?
Robin Ingle, CEO of Travel Navigator™, Novus Health® and Ingle International, reflects on the disruptions caused to tourism and insurers by Covid, and looks forward to a brighter post-pandemic future with a pent-up demand for travel
April 11th, 2022
Norway Pledges Financial Aid to Students Affected by War
The Norwegian government adds to the number of countries offering financial support to Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian students impacted by the war in Ukraine.
April 7th, 2022
World Nations Rally to Aid Ukrainian University Students
The worldwide initiative to support Ukraine’s students clearly appears to be more than a reaction to a single catastrophic episode, but recognition that we can’t afford to lose a generation of students and scholars wherever they may be located.
March 21st, 2022
Germany Accelerates Appeal for Foreign Skilled Workers
Since introduction of Germany’s Skilled Immigration Act in 2020, over 60,000 visas for foreign workers have been issued despite the pandemic-induced border restraints that still linger in parts of the EU and abroad.
February 23rd, 2022
UK Paves New Pathways for International Students
The UK is repolishing its brand as “provider of choice” for the world’s cohort of five million students studying in countries other than their own
February 8th, 2022
WHO and WTTC Urge Global Shift Away from Travel Controls
WHO and WTTC Urge Global Shift Away from Travel Controls
December 22nd, 2021
Passengers Warm to Biometrics: But Demand Shorter Queues
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passengers worldwide seem quite willing to share their biometric data (face scans) with border authorities if it means faster travel processing and less time in lengthy queues.
December 1st, 2021
Can AI Technologies Free-up Travelers with Pre-existing Conditions?
Thanks to advances in risk-rating technologies, it’s now possible to glean more precise and fruitful information from an applicant’s medical records that would normally have been unattainable.
November 2nd, 2021