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July 15, 2011

Overseas stag parties put revellers at risk

by Richard Kilner

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Overseas stag parties put revellers at risk

Stag and hen parties held overseas can lead to more serious after-effects than bleary eyes and a hangover, new research by Direct Line Travel Insurance has revealed.

Of the 5.7m people who held stag and hen parties overseas in the last two years 115,000 knew someone who had had a piercing or tattoo that they regretted.

More than 12% claimed they had gotten lost in a foreign country, leading 114,000 people (2%) missing their flights home.

Revellers were also likely to be victims of crime, with 10% losing money, iPods, cameras and other comparable items and 6% being victims of theft.

Tom Bishop, head of travel insurance at Direct Line, warned that losing inhibitions abroad can lead to unpleasant consequences such as unwanted tattoos and piercings, as well as more serious effects including injuries and theft.

Bishop advised travellers to be aware of risks and look after themselves, and to have appropriate travel insurance in case problems should arise.

 

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