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Drinking may affect travel insurance

26 January 2009 08:36

Drinking may affect travel insurance

British holidaymakers who enjoy their alcohol abroad have been told that if they need to make a claim on their travel insurance then it may be invalid if they have been drinking.

Francis Tuke, spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), has said that if an individual requires hospital attention abroad after they have been drinking then they may not be able to claim through their insurance.

She said: "Most insurance policies are not valid if the cause of an accident is because of drinking. That is the conditions that they set and that is what people need to be aware of."

Ms Tuke added that certain destinations have taken a more zero tolerance approach to binge-drinking and thus drinking travellers may need to be extra careful in certain destinations where policing is more vigilant.

In a survey by Expedia, Brits were voted by hoteliers as one of the three biggest holiday complainers and the worst behaved of all nationalities.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18744062-ADNFCR