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Thailand has been found to be the world’s riskiest holiday destination for British tourists, according to a new report.
The report found that Thailand accounted for 23 percent of travel insurance claims made in 2017 – more than any other country.
Travel insurance claims included emergency medical expenses, damaged luggage and flight cancellations.
Other countries to make the top 10 included the Chile, Spain, Germany and France.
The report highlighted the importance of having valid travel insurance, with 71 percent of claims being for medical expenses, which on average cost £1,319.
The report also found that 48 percent of 15-24 year olds don’t bother taking out travel insurance, while 25 percent incorrectly thought the British government would cover medical bills abroad.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “Thailand is a popular destination for holidaymakers and backpackers, so it’s no surprise to see it revealed as the most dangerous location in the world to visit.
“Travelling in a foreign country is exciting, but there can be risks involved, particularly when you’re not familiar with the destination.
“As well as staying safe, it’s important to do your research ahead of your trip to make sure you’re covered with the correct travel insurance.
“Your insurance company will be able to provide you with full details of what you will and won’t be covered for on your policy, so make sure you’re aware of the full terms before you travel.”
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