A group of 73 holidaymakers has been awarded almost £350,000 in holiday illness compensation from tour operator giant, First Choice.
The holidaymakers had been taken ill on holiday at the Tropicana Splash Resort and Aqua Park (now known as the Sea Beach Resort and Aqua Park) in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
A disabled grandmother, aged 71, was amongst those affected and has been awarded £13,500 compensation after suffering symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea that continued to persist on her return home.
Other members of the group are believed to have been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning and cryptosporidium, commonly caused as a result of consuming contaminated swimming pool water.
Glenis Ludlow commented on the unsanitary conditions they were exposed to during their stay at the Tropicana Splash Resort and Aqua Park: âThere were flies all around the restaurant, birds flying around and leaving droppings, and the toilets in the hotel were absolutely filthy, full of mould and dirt.â
Anne Thomson, Head of Travel Law at Your Holiday Claims, commented: âThe team and I are extremely pleased to hear First Choice have agreed to pay Mrs Ludlow and the remaining 72 British holidaymakers who had been taken ill during their stay at the Tropicana Splash Resort and Aqua Park.
âIt is always deeply saddening to hear of peoples holidays being ruined by illness, especially as a result of a failure to meet basic hygiene standards.
âWe hope all of those who were stuck down by illness have now made a full recovery and hope First Choice ensure the highest food and hygiene standards are maintained from here on in, to prevent future holidaymakers from falling ill during their stay here.
âAlthough no amount of money can compensate people for a ruined holiday or the illness they have suffered, the team and I urge anyone who has fallen ill whilst on holiday to contact us directly, as they may be able to claim compensation with our helpâ.
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