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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clements Europe Launches Personal Property Cover for VSO Volunteers

Clements Europe announced today an exclusive Personal Property Cover program for the Volunteer Service Organization (VSO), the world’s leading independent international development organisation fighting poverty in developing countries. Clements Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clements International, which has provided similar cover to the United States Peace Corps for over 10 years.
Clements provides affordable and reliable cover for volunteers’ items during transfer to overseas posts and throughout their journey. VSO volunteers can get a free quote, to learn more visit the VSO Personal Property cover section of the website.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meet the 2011 EYS Judges: Brian Gorg

Brian Gorg is the Executive Director of Families in Global Transition (FIGT), a non-profit organization focusing on cross cultural education and training to support the entire expat family. FIGT hosts an annual conference bringing together those involved with the unique world of global transition. This year, the conference will be held March 17-19 in Washington, DC. Gorg is also CEO of the Collie Gorg Group, a firm providing management solutions to associations, societies and other non-profit organizations.

Learn more about FIGT at and follow them on Twitter @crossingculture!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Clements Names New Director of Partner Solutions

Clements International, a leading provider of global insurance solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dante Disparte as director of partner solutions. In this role, Mr. Disparte will be responsible for managing and developing the company’s global broker and partner network, in addition to identifying new sales channels, customer segments and markets. His experience in corporate strategy, general management and international insurance for multinational organizations make him well-suited to lead the growing wholesale division. He also previously worked for Clements International as a licensed insurance broker.

“We are happy to welcome Dante back to the Clements team in a new and very important role,” said Dan Tuman, vice president of sales for Clements International. “There is high growth potential for our wholesale division and we are confident that we will achieve it with Dante’s leadership and expertise.”

To read the official press release, click here.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Meet the 2011 EYS Judges: Lara Dunston

Travel writer Lara Dunston has authored, contributed to and updated some 50+ guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Dorling Kindersley, Footprint, AA Guides, Fodors, Insight, Thomas Cook and Hedonist's Guides, and published travel articles in magazines, newspapers and websites around the globe, from Wanderlust to Get Lost. A perpetual globetrotter, Dunston has experienced over 60 countries since she and her photographer husband started travelling together in the late 1980s. Based out of the Middle East since 1998, the couple have literally lived out of their suitcases since 2006. From 2010 to 2011, they circled the globe on a contemporary grand tour, a personal experiment in slow and sustainable travel, local travel, and experiential travel that they called Grantourismo. They chronicle about those adventures on their blog

Learn more about the 2011 EYS at The deadline to enter is Friday, May 13!