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Study: One Third of Brit Backpackers Experience Major Problems

December 4 2001 at 1:26 PM
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Almost a third of Britons who go backpacking or travel abroad independently are likely to face a major problem while they’re away, according to a new survey out today (26 November). And younger travellers are twice as likely as the average to get into some sort of trouble.

The most common problems experienced are falling ill (13%), missing flights (9%), being robbed/ a victim of a personal crime (both 6%). Younger travellers were twice as likely to get ill (2%) get hurt (14%) or become caught up in a civil disturbance (13% against a 5% average).

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