We all love a good story about bizarre insurance claims and excuses, and the world of travel insurance is no stranger to them!
Here we look at 10 of the strangest real claims made by bemused travellers...
You may think a trip to the Alpines were a safe bet for a skiing holiday, but one unfortunate holiday maker there was so little snow she was unable to ski. She was further disappointed by her insurance company, who rejected her claim for the new pair of skis she'd bought specifically for the holiday!
Rain in the UK? Surely not!
Similar to that there was a claim from a family who were outraged that it rained constantly during their week in... Scotland! They tried to make a claim based on the fact that their holiday had supposedly ruined; needless to say it was rejected.
One unlucky pensioner got a bit seasick whilst on a day trip and vomited their lunch over the side of the boat – along with their dentures. Their claim for 'lost baggage' was subsequently rejected by the insurer, on the grounds of it being self-inflicted.
A British tourist in Greece couldn't help himself from admiring a group of women in bikinis. His desire burned so bright it temporarily blinded him, resulting in a broken nose after he walked straight into a bus shelter.
Dig, Dig, Dig.
Two children had the smart idea of burying their parents video camera to prevent it being stolen, whilst they paddled in the water. A cunning plan you might think – only ruined by the fact that they couldn't remember where they'd buried it when they came to retrieve it
One couple on holiday in Malaysia, returned to their holiday lodge to discover that monkeys had raided the place, and left their clothes strewn about all over the neighbouring rainforest. Fortunately they were able to get a payout on this one.
Monkeys are the subjects of quite a few claims actually. One holiday maker in Gibraltar had his camera stolen, and was harassed by one cheeky simian to the point where he not only tried to claim for his camera – but for a refund on the whole holiday.
That's just nuts!
A British traveller was so devastated to discover that they'd left two coconuts behind in the Caribbean, that they filed a claim for £1000. This is a particularly bizarre claim, considering that bringing this food type into the country is illegal – and they can be bought for about £1 here
One bride's big day was distinguished from others when her dress caught fire on a BBQ. Lucky they were in the Caribbean and her heroic groom was able to pick her up and chuck her in the sea to cool off.
That's more nuts!
Another coconut related one – under the coconut tree is not the safest place to sit, as one woman in Sri Lanka found out when she was hit on the head and needed immediate hospital treatment.