Travelers are encouraged to fake illness

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Millions of British people are encouraged to say that you get sick while on vacation, according to the British Association of Travel Agents.

A survey carried out by ABTA suggests that 19% of all tourists may have been contacted by a claims management company on your return home.

They say that it is not the money that is waiting for them if they file a claim.

On average, the claimants to get payment of over £2,000.

As many of the nine million Brits have been contacted to make disease claims, the survey suggests.

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In 2016, the travel industry spent more than £240 m of the struggle of claims, making all the vacation packages more expensive.

The government has already announced plans to discourage such activity, but ABTA says that any new rules need to be in place before the 2018 holiday season.

From 2013, the industry has reported a 500% increase in the reports of the disease, while the clients are away, even despite the fact that the hotels that are participating say that the number of cases has remained static.

The increase in lawsuits also appears to be confined to the tourists who arrive from the uk.Stricter controls

The survey suggests that few people know such statements can end with a prison sentence.

Under the existing law, those who commit fraud can face a sentence of up to three years.

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In October of last year, a couple from Merseyside were jailed after pretending to be sick, on vacation.

And last week a Derbyshire couple, pleaded guilty of fraud after winning a trip to Turkey was ruined by diarrhea and vomiting.

“Unscrupulous claims management companies are encouraging people to make a false disease claims that could land you with a large fine or even a prison sentence,” said Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s chief executive.

The government announced a crackdown on bogus claims last July, and since then has been the realization of a consultation.

The Ministry of Justice is planning to introduce fixed legal costs for firms to defend themselves, so that the costs of claims more predictable.

The payouts they will also be subject to stricter controls.

It has been said that claims management companies are looking for new business areas, following a decline in the number of PPI claims being filed.