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The latest news on parasitic and bacterial infection outbreaks around the world, including guides to claiming compensation and how to ensure that your package holiday isn't ruined by illness or injury from the travel law specialists at the Simpson Millar holiday claims team.
Why ABTA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme Might Not Be Ideal for Some Holidaymakers

24 March 2017 | Paul Stevens

After ABTA launched their ADR scheme for sick holidaymakers, we explain the pros and cons of using dispute resolution or a solicitor.

How the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 Affects Swimming Pool Claims

14 March 2017 | Simon Lomax

We explain how the Sales and Goods and Services Act 1982 can affect your rights and the law of swimming pool holiday illness claims.

TUI And Thomas Cook Fined By ABTA

27 February 2017 | Andrew Tarling

Thomas Cook and TUI-owned Thomson and First Choice have been fined by holiday company regulator ABTA for breaking their Code of Conduct.

Landmark Court Of Appeal Judgment Favours British Tourists Who Have Been Ill On Holiday

19 January 2017 | Paul Stevens

A landmark Court of Appeal judgement for British tourists who suffered illness on holiday is a win for holidaymaker consumer rights.

Christmas Is Nearly Here Along With The Norovirus And Other Holiday Illnesses

19 December 2016 | James Blower

You can escape the cold on a Christmas holiday, but you might not escape the Norovirus and other holiday illnesses like Gastroenteritis.

Holidaymakers Report Cryptosporidium Outbreak At The Hotel Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes

17 November 2016 | Andrew Tarling

There have been reports of a potential Cryptosporidium outbreak at Hotel Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes (aka Holiday Village Tenerife).

Could Post-Brexit Britain See An Increase In Holiday Claims?

26 October 2016 | James Blower

4 months on from Brexit, we look at how holiday compensation claims may increase as the value of the pound continues to decline.

Olympic Diving Pool Turns Green in Rio

10 August 2016 | Claire Rabbetts

With reports of the diving pool in Rio turning green, we look at the law of getting sick from swimming pools on holiday.

Reports Of Guests At The Catalonia Riviera Maya Suffering From The Cyclospora Infection

4 August 2016 | Simon Lomax

We have had reports of guests suffering from a cyclospora infection at the Catalonia Riviera Maya in Mexico.

Sensimar Seaside Suite Illness Ruining Brits Holidays

3 August 2016 | Nick Harris

British tourists holidays ruined by sickness bug at the Sensimar Seaside Suites (formerly El Dorado Seaside Suites) in Mexico.

Questions About Lowcostholidays Answered

19 July 2016 | Andrew Tarling

As lowcostholidays go into administration and holidaymakers are left uncertain, we provide some clarity on what it all means to you.

Attack On Istanbul Ataturk Airport In Turkey

1 July 2016 | Nick Harris

Attack on Istanbul Atatürk airport claims the lives of 41 and injures hundreds. We look at the law of… your rights and terrorism abroad.

How The Vote To Leave The EU Will Affect Your Holiday

24 June 2016 | Nick Harris

With uncertainty over how leaving the EU will affect us, we look at how the Brexit will affect British holidaymakers traveling abroad. Call 0808 145 1353.

Terrorism has Changed the Way We Travel

1 June 2016 | James Blower

With terrorist attacks being prominent throughout 2015 and into early 2016, we look at how terrorism has changed the way we travel.

Children and Families Hospitalised by Illness at the Marina Parc in Menorca

24 May 2016 | Paul Stevens

Children and Families have been hospitalised by an illness outbreak while staying at the Marina Parc in Menorca

Do Not Book Your Package Holiday Before Reading This

21 April 2016 | Nick Harris

How do you make sure that your next holiday will go to plan, and what can you do to make sure your holiday runs smoothly?

Top 12 Tips for Avoiding a Nightmare Package Holiday

19 April 2016 | Nick Harris

Top 12 tips for avoiding a nightmare holiday including advice on how to avoid an illness or injury, and what to do if it all goes wrong.

Severe Diarrhoea and Gastroenteritis at the Thomson Azul Sensatori Hotel in Mexico

15 April 2016 | Paul Stevens

Following a package holiday stay at the Thomson Hotels advertised Azul Sensatori Hotel in Mexico, our client has experienced diarrhoea and gastroenteritis.

Should Holidaymakers Worry about the Brexit?

29 March 2016 | Paul Stevens

With the EU referendum fast approaching its important to know how much of an impact the Brexit could have on your holidays in Europe before you vote

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