ABTA comment following FCO Turkey and Bulgaria travel advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated travel advice to Turkey and Bulgaria with an inclusion relating to personal injury claims. 

The advice warns that people making fraudulent claims may face legal proceedings in the UK or overseas.

This follows a similar update to the travel advice for Spain on 21 April and to the travel advice for Portugal on 11 May.

ABTA recently launched Stop Sickness Scams campaign with the support of its members and travel industry partners.

Stop Sickness Scams calls on the new Government to crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims. It also warns holidaymakers of the consequences of making false or exaggerated claims.

Campaign supporters include destination representatives and ABTA Members, including Thomas Cook, TUI, Monarch and Jet2 Holidays.

Campaign partners are offering the following advice for consumers:

– Report claims management touts in resorts to your hotel manager and/or tour operator.

– Warn other holidaymakers if you see touts about and let your friends and family know about the problem.

– If you are cold-called and encouraged to make a fake or exaggerated claim, report the company to the Claims Management Regulator.

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