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29 Mar, 2013

Why Thailand and Greece spell tragedy for Australian travellers

More than 100 Australians died in Thailand and a further 60 died in Greece last year, making these two countries – for different reasons – among the places where Australians are most likely to meet their end while overseas.

While the deaths in Thailand were largely due to illness or accident, most in Greece were from what the Department of Foreign Affairs calls ‘‘natural causes’’, pointing to a much older group travelling there.

The figures underline the challenge for the government’s consular service as a growing number of younger and older Australians travel overseas.

Read the rest: Why Thailand and Greece spell tragedy for travellers – Sydney Morning Herald.