Archive for the 'holidays' Category

Holiday Atol protection set to be expanded – BBC News

“More holidaymakers are set to be protected from losses when a travel company goes bust, the government has confirmed.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thomson ordered to pay damages to sick Spain tourists – BBC News

“A judge has ruled that one of the UK’s largest tour operators should have warned holidaymakers about an outbreak of illness at a Spanish resort.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Arctic cruise passengers to sue over glacier injuries – Daily Telegraph

“An Arctic cruise company is being sued by a senior banker and other passengers who were injured when chunks of glacier ice smashed onto the deck of their luxury liner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cruise line pays out over Legionnaires’ disease death – Daily Telegraph

“The widow of a British man who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a Fred Olsen cruise has been awarded a £70,000 financial settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Couple’s cruise payout challenged – BBC News

“A cruise company has started an appeal to reduce £22,000 in damages awarded to a North Yorkshire couple who claim their dream holiday was ruined.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple sue in ‘holiday nightmare’ – BBC News

“A Dorset couple is taking legal action against a travel firm after suffering a ‘holiday nightmare’ while staying at a South American resort.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Honeymoon from hell’ victim wins £300,000 payout – The Guardian

“A man whose honeymoon was ruined when he contracted a potentially fatal illness has been awarded nearly £300,000 compensation from a holiday company.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Businessman left in wheelchair by skiing accident sues tour operators – Daily Telegraph

“A British businessman left in a wheelchair after he collided with a tree during a skiing holiday is suing his tour operators for millions of pounds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Thomas Cook workers will face trial over children’s gas deaths – Daily Telegraph

“Two Thomas Cook workers are to face trial in Greece over the deaths of two British children killed following a gas leak at a Corfu hotel.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Briton wins compensation after holiday ‘surrounded by Germans’ – Daily Telegraph

“David Barnish, 47, was awarded £750 compensation by a court after his family found their luxury hotel had been booked out by Germans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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