Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada partners with BlueDot, Inc. to improve industry preparedness for health-related disruptions

THIA and BlueDot establish partnership to enhance THIA members’ ability to make informed decisions about present and future infectious disease threats, improve industry preparedness for health-related disruptions

Toronto, ON (Dec. 2, 2022) – The Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with BlueDot, Inc., a global leader in infections disease intelligence that empowers public and private sector organizations to rapidly identify, understand, and effectively respond to global infectious disease threats. Through this collaboration, THIA members will receive near-real-time intelligence on important health threats emerging around the world, so that they can make informed decisions to mitigate travel risks and preserve business continuity.

As industries look to overcome the effects of the pandemic and inevitable future infectious disease threats, solutions that provide the foresight to help safeguard against such risks have become critical to strengthening organizational readiness and resilience. BlueDot was at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with its analytics and insights, and it is these valuable resources that THIA members will now be able to use to inform their decisions when confronting present and future threats.

“BlueDot Founder and CEO, Dr. Kamran Khan, has spoken on multiple occasions to THIA members over the years. Our members know how insightful he is and there is great trust in BlueDot’s evidence and work,” says Michael Camacho, President of THIA. “The pandemic had a devastating impact on the travel sector and travel health insurance and this is the ideal time—while it is rebounding—to support our members to prepare for future outbreaks.”

“THIA has long been at the forefront of educating its members on issues and trends in the travel health insurance industry, said Dr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder of BlueDot. “We’re proud to partner with THIA by delivering around the clock global insights to their community, to help manage emerging risks and maintain business continuity.”

BlueDot provides clients with succinct, yet deeply insightful situational awareness alerts and intelligence reports on global disease threats. Armed with this information, travel insurers and related sectors can take precautions, advise customers and make critical decisions with confidence. Travel industry leaders can work to protect employees, operations, and consumers with early warning of disruptive global health events.

About BlueDot

BlueDot’s intelligence platform empowers public and private sector organizations to rapidly identify, understand, and effectively respond to global biothreats. Combining human and artificial intelligence to track hundreds of infectious diseases and syndromes worldwide, it applies academic data science expertise to anticipate global spread and impact. BlueDot ensures clients know first when disease events emerge, are prepared to respond, can focus on what matters, and can act swiftly and confidently when needed. Founded in 2013 and used by the City of Chicago, Taiwan CDC, Air Canada and more, BlueDot helps clients make critical decisions with clarity and confidence. For more information, visit

About the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) is a member organization founded to develop and promote voluntary standards of business conduct, professional and public education, and advancement of issues relevant to providers of travel health insurance operating in Canada and their affiliated organizations. For more information, visit

Source: Travel Health Insurance Association (THiA)

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