MORE people worry about having their wallets stolen on holiday than about becoming victims of a terrorism attack.
An annual travel insurance survey by financial company Goldfish showed 22% of people most feared having cash, traveller's cheques or credit cards stolen while abroad compared with 11% last year. The threat of terrorism was ranked as the most serious concern by 21%, compared with a result of 19% last year.
Losing their passport was listed by 18% of interviewees as their biggest fear.
Goldfish commissioned YouGov to interview a representative sample of 2'000 adults.
It found 5% of people listed deep vein thrombosis as their biggest holiday nightmare.
Other responses included being mugged (8%), food poisoning (6%), losing bags at the airport (5%) and becoming ill before setting off (6%).
More people held travel insurance policies this year compared with 2002 - 39% versus 31%.
However, travel watchdog groups said that too many Britons are still going on holiday without the adequate or any travel insurance and many are being forced to pay a high price for not taking out insurance, especially those involved in accidents or ending up in hospital.

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