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Egg reveals stag and hen parties abroad could end in disaster

14 March 2005
Stag and hen parties are well known as full of scenes of drunken debauchery, but those travelling abroad to attend parties like this could get into difficulties if they go without travel insurance.

According to insurer Egg, one in three British people are likely to go abroad for a stag or hen weekend this year, and one in ten will be spending more than £1,000 - so revellers could have a lot to lose.

Egg's research reveals indeed that ten per cent of those who attended parties like this last year had valuable items stolen, and almost 20 per cent lost possessions.

Possessions are not the only vulnerable things, however - with a lot of partygoers choosing activities like paintballing and go-karting, and the majority knocking back more than a few drinks, nine per cent needed to see a doctor and four per cent had a run-in with the police.

Those without insurance could face serious problems in these situations when abroad.

"Losing possessions, becoming a victim of crime, or sustaining an injury can spoil the pre-wedding experience," says Andy Deller, Egg's director of banking and insurance.

He adds that travel insurance can help stag and hen party revellers avoid the "nasty shock" of medical bills or replacing stolen items.

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