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New report ranks Thailand as the world’s riskiest holiday destination

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New report ranks Thailand as the world’s riskiest holiday destination



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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, carried out by UK firm Endsleigh Insurance Services, looked at data from 2017, ranking countries on where the most insurance claims were made and Thailand came out on top.


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."


Top 10 riskiest travel destinations:


1. Thailand

2. Chile

3. USA

4. Spain

5. Germany

6. Nepal

7. Peru

8. France

9. Bahamas

10. Brazil

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-06-19

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18 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

I am sure the folks at TAT will be frantically pulling out the bullshit file to find some way to try to deny this.

Thailand being seen as dangerous? Can't have such negativity. Quick, someone come up with some lies and denials.


The Hub of cuddly toys? Best I could think up at short notice...

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20 minutes ago, BEVUP said:

This certainly isn't going to go down well with Pattaya's new reinvention image

Pattaya more than anywhere in Thailand. Wasnt a brit in the news recently for getting snotted by a group of ladyboys. ?

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