Comment: Help us Fight Fake Claims

Comment: Help us Fight Fake Claims

The dreadful events in London on Saturday night mean, for the second time in three weeks, I’m writing my leader with the spectre of terrorism hanging over us.
Naturally, all our thoughts are with the people who were caught up in the horrific attack in London Bridge, as they were enjoying a night out in our capital city.

Travel and tourism, once again, will feel the impact of this latest atrocity, and as we went to the polls this week, I’m sure travel industry issues didn’t determine our votes.

However, the Great British ‘keep calm and carry on’ ethos that’s been palpable in London this week, and in Manchester recently, must prevail.

So, it is in this spirit that we launch our Fight Fake Claims campaign to ensure pressure is exerted on the next government to address one of the most critical issues facing our industry.

With the backing of Tui, Thomas Cook, Jet2holidays and Abta, we aim to stamp out the epidemic of false illness claims that is threatening our industry.

With Brexit and security issues, we appreciate there will be bigger challenges faced by the new government.

But everyday life continues, and this issue is costing the travel industry dear, while unscrupulous claims management firms and fraudulent claimants exploit a loophole in the law.

Travel Weekly’s Fight Fake Claims campaign is urging you to support our call for legal costs to be limited, and new legislation introduced.

To get our voice heard, we need all of your support. Sign up to Fight Fake Claims today.

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