Prevention of Fraud in Travel http://www.profit.uk.com Fraud Prevention in the Travel Industry Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:27:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win for Thomas Cook against implausible sickness claim http://www.profit.uk.com/win-for-thomas-cook-against-implausible-sickness-claim/ http://www.profit.uk.com/win-for-thomas-cook-against-implausible-sickness-claim/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:12:45 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4431 Thomas Cook has successfully defended a holiday sickness claim which a judge branded “fundamentally dishonest”. A spokesman for the operator said the win was a “significant case which sends a clear message to claimants”. He added: “We will not pay … Continue reading

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What to do in case of terrorist attack http://www.profit.uk.com/what-to-do-in-case-of-terrorist-attack/ http://www.profit.uk.com/what-to-do-in-case-of-terrorist-attack/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:08:40 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4428 Counterterrorism authorities are uploading a film on Youtube today to tell holidaymakers what to do if they are caught up in an attack. Travel industry staff are also being briefed on the initiative. Police and government ministers are supporting the … Continue reading

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Sickness claims ‘a serious threat’ to UK business http://www.profit.uk.com/sickness-claims-a-serious-threat-to-uk-business/ http://www.profit.uk.com/sickness-claims-a-serious-threat-to-uk-business/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:04:13 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4425 European hoteliers are raising prices and threatening to withdraw from the UK market in response to the explosion in overseas holiday sickness claims by British holidaymakers. Andy Cooper, head of regulation, compliance and resilience at the UK’s number-three tour operator … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in crackdown on false sickness claims http://www.profit.uk.com/breakthrough-in-crackdown-on-false-sickness-claims/ http://www.profit.uk.com/breakthrough-in-crackdown-on-false-sickness-claims/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:21:44 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4421 Joint action by the UK travel trade and police, courts and hoteliers in Spain has led to a major a breakthrough in the fight against false sickness claims. According to TUI UK and Ireland, a major crackdown has led to … Continue reading

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Tui sees 1,800 holiday sickness cases against it dropped http://www.profit.uk.com/tui-sees-1800-holiday-sickness-cases-against-it-dropped/ http://www.profit.uk.com/tui-sees-1800-holiday-sickness-cases-against-it-dropped/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:18:34 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4418 Tui UK & Ireland claims one law firm has dropped 1,800 holiday sickness cases against it and has revealed customers who submitted false or exaggerated against hoteliers in Majorca in the past year can now “expect criminal action to be … Continue reading

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Tui & Spanish police crack down on bogus sickness claims http://www.profit.uk.com/tui-spanish-police-crack-down-on-bogus-sickness-claims/ http://www.profit.uk.com/tui-spanish-police-crack-down-on-bogus-sickness-claims/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:15:32 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4415 Tui is working with Spanish police to help with efforts to crack down on bogus illness claims by holidaymakers prompted by claims management companies in resorts. The Thomson and First Choice parent company met with the financial crimes division of … Continue reading

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Brits’ weak stomachs – sickness claims http://www.profit.uk.com/brits-weak-stomachs-sickness-claims/ http://www.profit.uk.com/brits-weak-stomachs-sickness-claims/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:11:45 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4413 Thomas Cook Group chief executive Peter Fankhauser claimed today that British tourists have become the laughing stock of Europe due to a 500% rise in holiday sickness claims. Fankhauser, a Swiss national, told the ABTA Travel Matters conference that there … Continue reading

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Cybercrime is rife and travel is full of bad practices http://www.profit.uk.com/cybercrime-is-rife-and-travel-is-full-of-bad-practices/ http://www.profit.uk.com/cybercrime-is-rife-and-travel-is-full-of-bad-practices/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:46:35 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4409 The Travel weekly and Travolution Cyber Security Summit was hosted by Natwest and sponsored by Worldpay, Syntec/Cardeasy and law firm Hill Dickinson Cybercrime is rife in travel and the sector is subject to “a lot of bad practices”, according to … Continue reading

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Brits frozen out of AI deals by Spanish hoteliers http://www.profit.uk.com/brits-frozen-out-of-all-inclusive-deals-by-spanish-hoteliers/ http://www.profit.uk.com/brits-frozen-out-of-all-inclusive-deals-by-spanish-hoteliers/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:40:31 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4406 British holidaymakers face missing out on cheaper, all-inclusive deals because Spanish hoteliers have had enough of bogus sickness compensation claims by UK tourists. Hotels in popular resorts in Spain have reportedly stopped selling the packages through the UK websites of … Continue reading

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ABTA launches assault against bogus sickness claims http://www.profit.uk.com/abta-launches-assault-against-bogus-sickness-claims/ http://www.profit.uk.com/abta-launches-assault-against-bogus-sickness-claims/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:35:30 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4403 ABTA has launched a new two-pronged political and consumer campaign to persuade the Government to crack down on bogus holiday sickness claims. Its ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ campaign also warns holidaymakers of the consequences of making a false claim, which could … Continue reading

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Migrant Helpline Donation Alert http://www.profit.uk.com/migrant-helpline-donation-alert/ http://www.profit.uk.com/migrant-helpline-donation-alert/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:51:43 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4400 To view the contents of this post, you must be authenticated and have the required access level.

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Fake food poisoning claims http://www.profit.uk.com/fake-food-poisoning-claims/ http://www.profit.uk.com/fake-food-poisoning-claims/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:44:07 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4390 Package holidays could soar in price because of a surge in fraudulent food poisoning claims against all inclusive resorts, a trade body has claimed. Experts are warning a growing epidemic of travel sickness fraud has become the new bogus whiplash … Continue reading

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Holiday sickness claimants http://www.profit.uk.com/holiday-sickness-claimants/ http://www.profit.uk.com/holiday-sickness-claimants/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:39:49 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4388 Jet2holidays claims a couple seeking holiday sickness compensation “drank shots and spirits” on the night they were allegedly taken ill. The couple from Liverpool travelled with Jet2holidays on a 12-day all-inclusive holiday to Gloria Palace, San Agustin, Gran Canaria in … Continue reading

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Fake travel firms http://www.profit.uk.com/fake-travel-firms/ http://www.profit.uk.com/fake-travel-firms/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:36:51 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4386 Bogus travel websites are reportedly duping Google into thinking they are genuine so they can target more than 5,000 British holidaymakers a year with phantom holidays. An explosion of convincing fake travel websites, which steal photographs of real luxury accommodation, … Continue reading

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Fight Fake Claims: Firms urged to tighten record-keeping http://www.profit.uk.com/fight-fake-claims-firms-urged-to-tighten-record-keeping/ http://www.profit.uk.com/fight-fake-claims-firms-urged-to-tighten-record-keeping/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:34:12 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4383 Signs that the travel industry is fighting back against false illness claims have been welcomed by a leading travel industry lawyer. Holiday firms can challenge fake claims, but they must act early and have the right processes in place, said … Continue reading

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Holidaymakers warned of gastric illness touts http://www.profit.uk.com/holidaymakers-warned-of-gastric-illness-touts/ http://www.profit.uk.com/holidaymakers-warned-of-gastric-illness-touts/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:30:29 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4381 The UK Foreign Office is warning holidaymakers about companies encouraging them to make holiday sickness claims in Turkey and Bulgaria. The government department is advising travellers that they could face prosecution if they are found to be making a fake … Continue reading

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Fight Fake Claims: Monarch will not be a soft touch http://www.profit.uk.com/fight-fake-claims-monarch-will-not-be-a-soft-touch/ http://www.profit.uk.com/fight-fake-claims-monarch-will-not-be-a-soft-touch/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4379 Q. How quickly has the number of claims spiralled? A. In 2015 we had 96 claims, and in 2016 we had 462, which is a near-400% increase. It’s a phenomenal rise. It’s still a small percentage in the big scheme … Continue reading

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Industry must fight false sickness claims – TUI http://www.profit.uk.com/industry-must-fight-false-sickness-claims-tui/ http://www.profit.uk.com/industry-must-fight-false-sickness-claims-tui/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:57:53 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4377 In a Q&A session at the ITT Conference, moderated by TTG Media managing director Daniel Pearce, Burling, who is also Tui’s chief executive Northern Region urged the industry to come together to stamp out the issue. “This is a situation … Continue reading

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Airline Ticket Scams http://www.profit.uk.com/airline-ticket-scams/ http://www.profit.uk.com/airline-ticket-scams/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:53:55 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4373 Raise your hand if you’ve ever received an email with the subject line, “Bill Gates Wants to Share His Fortune With You!!” The offer, dating back to the origins of email, promised massive riches if you “helped out” by testing … Continue reading

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Profit urges firms to adopt two anti-phishing systems http://www.profit.uk.com/profit-urges-firms-to-adopt-two-anti-phishing-systems/ http://www.profit.uk.com/profit-urges-firms-to-adopt-two-anti-phishing-systems/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:45:48 +0000 http://www.profit.uk.com/?p=4371 Travel businesses are being urged to cut the increasing risk of cybercrime in the sector by signing up to two free programmes to slash phishing emails and spam. Industry body Prevention of Fraud in Travel (Profit) launched a campaign to … Continue reading

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