While whiplash claims have been subject to a government clampdown, conversely, the number of claims firms specifically targeting tourists have soared in the last 12 months. In particular, cowboy firms are systematically coaching British tourists to lie about holiday sickness to win thousands of pounds in compensation – a practice that experts have said is costing the industry millions. While claimants are promised up to £5,000, we usually see payouts of between £500 and £2,000. While this may seem small, the numbers are growing, and the uncapped legal fees make it a lucrative market for claimant lawyers, adding significant costs on top. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK