2008 ITIJ Awards Nominees Announced

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Industry magazine the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) has announced the nominations for this year's ITIJ Awards. The awards will be presented on Friday 14 November 2008, following screenings of the finalists' presentations at a gala dinner and awards ceremony that will mark the climax of the 16th International Travel Insurance Conference (ITIC).

Industry magazine the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) has announced the nominations for this year's ITIJ Awards. The finalists, who were voted for by readers of the magazine, have been asked to submit presentations to an independent judging panel, which will ultimately decide the category winners.

The awards will be presented on Friday 14 November 2008, following screenings of the finalists' presentations at a gala dinner and awards ceremony that will mark the climax of the 16th International Travel Insurance Conference (ITIC), to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in in Budapest, Hungary.

Commenting on the awards ceremony, Ian Cameron, ITIJ editor-in-chief, said: "This year's ceremony will both borrow from and better last year's event to once again provide the industry with an outstanding occasion that celebrates excellence and achievement in the global Travel Insurance industry."

Nominations for the coveted title of International Private Healthcare Insurer of the Year, awarded by ITIJ's sister magazine, Private Healthcare News (PHN), will be announced following the close of voting on Wednesday 8 October 2008.

Air ambulance provider of the year
AirMed International LLC
SkyService Air Ambulance
Lifeflight International Inc

Assistance/claims handler of the year
SOS International
Assistance International (Fortis)
Claims Settlement Agencies

Cost Containment company and provider of the year (to include PPOs and general services)
Global Excel Management
ChargeCare International
Euro-Center

Insurer/underwriter of the year
Professional Travel Insurance Company Ltd
Europ Assistance
Europaeiska Rejseforsikring

Intermediary of the year (to include all retailers of travel insurance)
Preferential
Insure and Go
Columbus

ITIJ marketing campaign of the year (judged independently)
ADAC
Raisbeck Engineering
Skyservice Air Ambulance
UnitedHealth International

About the International Travel Insurance Journal
The International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) was launched in November 1999 following the growing success of the International Travel Insurance Conference (ITIC). The journal contains a balance of headline news, views, independent articles, editorial, profiles and features as well as advertising and a service directory containing useful contacts and suppliers. Current distribution is monthly, with around 20,000 industry leaders reading the journal.

About Voyageur Publishing
Voyageur Publishing is based in the centre of Bristol, in the UK. Over the last eight years, Voyageur Publishing has consistently provided its international readership with concise and authoritative coverage of news that directly affects the industries it represents. The company's goal is to maintain its excellent reputation for reliable and accurate news reporting, unparalleled business features and market analysis. Each publication contains dedicated sections catering to particular needs within the market it represents. For more information about Voyageur Publishing, please visit the Voyageur website.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 929 4636
Fax: +44 (0)117 925 2040
International Travel Insurance Journal

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