Gastric illness and skin rashes reported at the Holiday Village Algarve

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At Your Holiday Claims we have received enquiries from holidaymakers who have fallen ill on holiday at the Holiday Village Algarve in Portugal during May 2014.

There have been reports of British holidaymakers suffering from symptoms including sickness and diarrhoea, which are common signs of gastroenteritis.

One holidaymaker has informed us that her family became ill within days of arriving at the Holiday Village Algarve.  As well as being unwell with diarrhoea and stomach cramps, the children developed skin rashes thought to be linked to the swimming pool water.

The Holiday Village Algarve is promoted by the tour operator First Choice.  We have also recently reported on outbreaks of illness at both the Holiday Village Costa del Sol in Benalmadena, Spain and the Holiday Village Turkey in Sarigerme.

The outbreak in 2009 at the Holiday Village in Sarigerme resulted in almost 600 holidaymakers bringing claims against First Choice after many fell ill during their stay. Holidaymakers suffered severe gastric illnesses caused by cryptosporidium, salmonella, and shigella infections.

Anne Thomson, Head of Travel Law at Your Holiday Claims, said: “At this time, the extent of the outbreak at the Holiday Village Algarve is unclear.

“Holidaymakers who have recently returned from the resort have informed us that they met many other guests who were suffering with illness.  Criticisms have been made regarding hygiene practices and it seems that standards of cleanliness are not what they should be.

“It is our hope that First Choice will respond to any concerns that may arise and carry out a full investigation into the hygiene standards in place at the Holiday Village Algarve.

“We would urge anyone who has fallen ill on holiday at the Holiday Village Algarve to contact Your Holiday Claims as soon as possible as you may be entitled to compensation, not only for your illness but also for the lost days of your holiday and loss of enjoyment of your holiday.  We can advise you in detail and talk you through the claims process”.

How can we help?

If you or any members of you family have suffered a holiday illness at the Holiday Village Algarve, we are here to help you.

Our holiday claims specialists have over 50 years combined experience representing holidaymakers throughout the UK who have suffered a holiday illness abroad. They have the background knowledge and expertise to help you make a successful claim for compensation.

Often, a tour operator may offer a voucher towards your next holiday with them or a small amount of monetary compensation in settlement of your claim. However, such offers more often than not seriously undervalue your claim. The lawyers at Your Holiday Claims will obtain the best possible outcome for you in a totally stress free manner.

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Gastric illness and skin rashes reported at the Holiday Village Algarve
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