Eight in 10 Singaporeans experienced various incidents during their travels last year, according to the results of an online survey conducted by major insurer Chubb
The global carrier polled 1,998 Singapore travellers from November to December 2015, finding out that 80% of the respondents had encountered a travel mishap, up from 75% in 2014.
The survey showed that flight delay was the most common incident, followed by falling ill and trip postponement or cancellation.
Respondents’ top travel fears were theft (52%), accident injury (44%) and loss or delay of luggage (43%).
Younger travellers were most worried about theft and loss or delay of luggage while respondents aged 40 years and above were most concerned about suffering an injury and falling ill.
’s survey also discovered that the number of respondents who travelled without insurance but wish they had not went up from 23% to 30%.
Greg Dodds, Chubb
Insurance Singapore president, called this survey finding “disturbing.”
“We delved further and found that half of them travelled thrice or more in a year, incurring a higher exposure to travel mishaps without the safety net provided by travel insurance,” Dodds said.
“The findings reinforce our push to educate consumers on the benefits of travel insurance and also provide useful tips to help our customers travel smarter and be better prepared for their trips," he added.