The 2014 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards were held at the Molino Stucky hotel in Venice, Italy, on 13 November. The glittering awards ceremony – now in its 12th year – honours those companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health insurance industry over the past year.
Among the winners was fixed-wing air ambulance provider AMREF Flying Doctors of Kenya, which was named as the Air Ambulance Company of the Year. The company last won the award in 2011. The runners up were UK-based CEGA Air Ambulance and REVA Air Ambulance from the US.
Also honoured was first-time finalist Commercial Medical Escorts (CME) of the US, which provides nurses to accompany patients on passenger flights. CME won in the Medical Provider of the Year category, beating fellow finalists Baptist Health South Florida and Broward Health International.
ADAC Air Ambulance was a finalist for the ITIJ Marketing Campaign of the Year Award, but failed to repeat its success from the 2013 Awards and lost out to RSA Travel Insurance.
Ian Cameron, ITIJ’s editor in chief, said of the Awards: “It was a fantastic evening! I would like to say congratulations to all the winners on the night, but also to all those companies who were nominated as finalists. The competition was fierce this year, and goes to show how important these Awards are to everyone in the global travel and health insurance industries.”