Stop sickness scams


Stop sickness scams, ABTA - The Travel Association
A loophole in UK law led to a 500% increase in the number of compensation claims to UK travel companies for gastric illnesses while on holiday - costing UK travel businesses and overseas suppliers £240 million a year. ABTA - the UK's largest travel association ran a campaign which sought to reduce the number of claims by closing the loophole, seeking a ban on cold calling by claims management companies and warning consumers about false claims. The campaign achieved a change in UK law which was implemented on 7 May 2018 - less than a year after the campaign was launched.