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One claim every 30 mins !

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British travellers made around 20,000 travel insurance claims in South Africa in 2008 totalling an estimated £5.51m, according to new research from travel insurer InsureandGo.

This is the equivalent of one claim every 30 minutes throughout the year – and InsureandGo expects the level of claims to increase significantly this year due to thousands of rugby fans visiting the country for the British and Irish Lions tour.

The data reveals that these were the top five claims made by British travellers to South Africa in 2008:

Gary Lockett, Managing Director of InsureandGo, commented: “We all want people travelling to South Africa to support the Lions team to have the time of their lives, but our figures demonstrate how often insurance claims have to be made, and how expensive they can be. That’s why we’re urging everyone following the Lions to make sure they are adequately covered before they fly.”

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