Stags and hens 'need travel insurance'
27 August 2008 10:01
A financial website is recommending that those travelling abroad on stag and hen weekends make sure they are adequately covered for their trip.
Fairinvestment.co.uk says that the Easter bank holiday weekend is likely to be a popular time for brides and grooms-to-be to celebrate their upcoming union.
But it warns that with more alcohol likely to be consumed, those on trips like this could be putting themselves at greater risk of being injured or having something stolen while they are distracted.
Director of Fairinvestment.co.uk, James Caldwell, said: "Many stag and hen parties abroad take place over a weekend – the Easter weekend is always popular because of the Bank Holidays - and when it is such a short period of time it is easy to think of travel insurance as unnecessary.
"However, the likelihood is that there will be an increased intake of alcohol involved is high, meaning the chance of accidents and illnesses is increased."
Another common problem for stags and hens abroad is lost passports and tickets, according to the Foreign Office.