Stop Sickness Scams
Find out more about ABTA's campaign to stop holiday sickness scams and how you can get involved and show your support.
Since 2013, there has been more than a 500% increase in the number of compensation claims for holiday sickness with tens of thousands of claims in the past year. Yet, during the same period, reported sickness levels in resorts have remained stable and the problem is only associated with UK holidaymakers. Evidence suggests many of these claims may be exaggerated or fraudulent. Find out more below.
Why fake holiday sickness claims could mean higher holiday prices for all
The number of fake holiday sickness claims has increased dramatically which could result in higher holiday prices.
The consequences of making a fake or exaggerated holiday sickness claim
Submitting a fraudulent Holiday Sickness Claim is a criminal offence in the UK which could result in a criminal record and fine.
What to do if you have a genuine claim
If making a genuine holiday sickness claim, contact the tour operator directly. In addition ABTA's ADR scheme may help.
The fraud culture thriving on holiday sickness claims
Read our travel blog about holiday sickness scams.