Our holiday illness claims specialists are concerned to hear of numerous reports of holidays being ruined due to gastric illness at the First Choice Holiday Village in Kos, Greece.
Despite tour operators promoting the hotel to be a “cut above the average family hotel”, outbreaks of illness such as gastroenteritis can occur when there are breakdowns in food and hygiene practices.
Recent complaints about the Holiday Village in Kos, Greece
Poor, undercooked food exposed to insects, children suffering symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea and suspected food poisoning are amongst the concerns people have recently made.
Suspected food poisoning compensation claims
In the UK, the Package Travel Regulations 1992 allow people to claim compensation from their tour operator for holiday illness contracted when the hotel is at fault.
If you have had your holiday ruined due to holiday illness, our team of highly qualified, experienced holiday illness claims lawyers will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Advice from Anne Thomson, one of the most experienced holiday illness lawyers in the travel law sector
Anne Thomson, Head of the Travel Law Department at Your Holiday Claims, is one of the most experienced holiday illness lawyers in the travel law sector with over 25 years’ experience of dealing with holiday illness and accident claims.
Prior to becoming a Claimant lawyer, Anne spent 28 years working as a Defendant lawyer for MyTravel (now Thomas Cook) and also Thomson and First Choice (part of the TUI group).
Due to Annes wealth of experience, background knowledge and expertise, Anne and her team now successfully handle hundreds of claims every year for British holidaymakers who turn to Your Holiday Claims for help.
Anne comments on the recent outbreak of illness reported at the Holiday Village in Kos: “I am saddened to hear of holidays being ruined by illness. It would appear that there has been a breakdown in food and hygiene practices.
“Unfortunately, outbreaks of illness in hotels abroad can occur, particularly in all-inclusive hotels if food is served lukewarm and exposed to birds, insects and other people handling food which can cause cross contamination.
“Food poisoning, campylobacter, gastroenteritis and salmonella are amongst some of the most common types of holiday illness people can contract in holiday hotels.
“The tour operators who promote and sell package holidays abroad have a duty of care to ensure food and hygiene practices are maintained to the highest standards. I would urge anyone who has been ill as a result of problems at their hotel, to seek medical attention and then contact us for further advice.”
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