As the final days of winter fly by and a new spring quickly approaches, many holidaymakers will have already booked their breaks for the upcoming summer of 2018.
However if you are amongst those who are yet to decide on where to spend your summer, there are many factors that need to be taken into account when planning your highly anticipated getaway.
In this article the Your Holiday Claims team guide you through everything you need to be aware of when making a decision on where to have your holiday this summer.
If your package holiday has been spoiled by sickness and poor hotel hygiene within the last three years, then our legal specialists may be able to help you. Find out if you can launch a claim today by calling our dedicated holiday illness helpline now on 0330 100 2851.
Your holiday checklist
As mentioned previously, there are many factors that must be checked in preparation for your hard earned summer holiday. Not just whether or not your passport is still in date.
One example of what you need to check is whether or not you need to apply for a visa for your specific destination.
For many popular holiday locations such as Cape Verde, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, you will need to apply for a visa prior to your visit.
Therefore it is crucial that you look into your holiday destinations visa requirements or you run the risk of being refused entry, and therefore ending your holiday before it’s even begun.
In addition to this, another thing to consider is whether or not you need to be vaccinated against some of the major illnesses that can be contracted in other parts of the world.
Your health is paramount, therefore it is vital that you research into whether or not the country you are heading poses such threats.
Whilst on the topic of illness, the YHC team also advise that you stock up on basic medication prior to flying out on your holiday.
Medication can be more difficult to get hold of in a country that you’re not familiar with, so it is better to be safe than sorry if you are unfortunate enough to be hit by sickness during your holiday.
Holiday illness hotspots
If you are amongst those who are yet to have decided on where to spend your summer 2018 holiday, this section may give you some food for thought.
Our travel law team regularly hear from holidaymakers who have suffered during outbreaks of illness in all-inclusive resorts situated all across the globe.
Please find below a list for some holiday destinations that are notorious for hosting outbreaks of holiday illness:
- Spain and the Canary Islands
- Cape Verde
- Dominican Republic
If you have happened to have fallen ill at one of the above locations as a result of poor hotel hygiene, then you could be entitled to make a claim for holiday illness compensation.
As long as your ruined package holiday has been within the last three years, and your condition proceeded for at least seven days, then you can see if you can make a claim by contacting the YourHolidayClaims team now.
How to get in touch with the legal experts
Our legal team are fully aware of how distressing it can be to have your holiday spoiled by sickness, which is why we have made the process of making a claim as simple as possible.
To begin your hassle free claim today, just call the dedicated Your Holiday Claims team now on 0330 100 2851.
Can’t talk over the phone right now? No problem, you can also begin your claim by providing us with a few of your details and starting your claim online.