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Travellers flying abroad are most concerned about losing money

Losing money and getting ill are the top concerns among holidaymakers who have booked flights abroad, a new survey has revealed

Losing money and getting ill are the top concerns among holidaymakers who have booked flights abroad, a new survey has revealed.

A poll by the International Currency Exchange (ICE) revealed that one-third (33 percent) of travellers are worried about being mugged and losing money while away, while 32 percent are concerned about falling ill.

Having enough cash, losing luggage and terrorism also featured highly in the list, while 12 percent admitted to worrying about getting lost and a further nine percent displayed a lack of confidence in terms of language differences.

ICE head of marketing Andrew Hamilton said one in four customers felt less safe carrying cash abroad than they did at home.

"Keeping within well-lit, well-populated tourist areas and having your purse or wallet tucked safely away can reduce the risk of becoming victim to a mugging, but beware of very built up areas as they are commonly targeted by pickpockets," he warned.

A separate ICE survey published earlier this month revealed that Jamaica is currently the most favourable destination for the pound.

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