Holidaymakers are being warned that they could be prosecuted for making false sickness claims against Tour Operators.

ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) and travel industry partners have launched a campaign entitled “Stop Sickness Scams” after a big rise in claims from customers reporting sickness while on holiday.

Travellers are being cold called by companies encouraging them to make claims for sickness after they get home from holiday, according to ABTA.