Holiday Village Flamingo Beach Claims Rise


Our Holiday Claims Lawyers continue to take calls and receive emails from victims of an illness bug that has struck holiday makers at the Holiday Village Flamingo Beach resort in Lanzarote.

We are now acting for a group of holidaymakers who stayed at the resort in Playa Blanca between June and September 2011, with some reporting that following stool sample tests they have been diagnosed with the parasitic infection Cryptosporidium.

Cryptosporidium Holiday Illness

Victims report that many guests and particularly young children have fallen sick whilst at the prestigious all-inclusive hotel complex operated by First Choice and Thomson Holidays.


The infection is usually transmitted by water that is contaminated by human faeces. Swimming pools are often the source of an outbreak at hotels abroad.

The incubation period for Cryptosporidium is typically 7 days, with the symptoms lasting between 1 and 2 days although frequently the symptoms spontaneously reappear.

A person infected by Cryptosporidium may experience symptoms of diarrhoea, sickness and vomiting, severe stomach pains, tiredness and weight loss.

What Can you Claim?

Anyone who has been a victim of illness abroad whilst on a package holiday and caused by the negligence of a hotel may be entitled to claim substantial holiday compensation from their UK tour operator.

You can recover the cost of your ruined holiday and compensation for the fact you could not enjoy the holiday.

You can claim your out of pocket expenses and your losses.Your expenses might include medical fees and your losses might include any wages you lost.

You can also claim a lump sum for your pain and suffering. How much you will receive will depend on how long you have been ill.

Nick Harris, Head of Travel Law at Simpson Millar LLP comments: "I would be very interested to speak to people who have been affected by illness either during or following a holiday at the Flamingo Beach Resort."

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