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It never seems to be quiet in Turkey. Last week an attempted coup tried to remove President Erdogan from power. It failed, and since then Mr Erdogan has been on a more figurative warpath, with hundreds arrested and thousands of police officers and academics sacked. Now, a three-month state of emergency has been announced, giving Mr Erdogan even more power to deal with those who he felt sparke... READ MORE 26 July 2016
Last week, Low Cost Holidays went into administration, leaving around 140,000 people in limbo with their travel plans. For most people, there have so far been no clear answers on whether their holiday has been booked and paid for, and now it has been revealed that the company only set aside €1.3 million as a bond with the Spanish authorities – meaning customers will only be refunded approximat... READ MORE 20 July 2016
I want to share with you some key information about the forthcoming EU Referendum and Travel Consumer Rights. As some of you may be aware, I have already spoken widely in the press, on the radio and TV on this subject matter. Our country is faced with the single most important choice in several generations. As I write this, I despair at not only the level of the intelligence and respect with... READ MORE 17 June 2016
This interesting article/interview (published on 20/4/16) from the Majorca Daily Bulletin reveals current political thinking on issues that potentially affect you and your family's holiday to Majorca! READ MORE 21 April 2016
This latest article from the Majorca Daily News highlights the detention of an alleged suspect purported to be a supporter of IS; the suspect is quoted as stating that this was a 'big misunderstanding'. Full details are provided in the article along with information about the alleged involvement of the UK security services. READ MORE 21 April 2016
A report from EuroWeekly News (12/4/16) has highlighted the arrival of Pelagia Noctiluca or stinging Jellyfish have been found in the waters by Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol in Spain, The report gives advices to holidaymakers or those visiting the area on how to deal with any encounter with the Jellyfish and why they have arrived! READ MORE 21 April 2016
This past week, I have been hopefully offering reassurance across the airwaves, to Consumers worried about flying. I have tried to provide facts about how your security in EU airports is regulated, by reference to 2 principal European Regulations and further laws within the UK. The sheer horror of Brussels cannot be summarised in words except to say that such actions, from Lahore to the sands o... READ MORE 5 April 2016
December 2014 Allegations from holidaymakers included, recycled food, food not at the correct temperature, food not covered and serious sickness - if you have suffered a similar experience here or elsewhere, then speak with our team for guidance on the number above. Current Status Holidaymakers are currently seeking to resolve their complaints; as we hear how they have fared we will report b... READ MORE 23 February 2016
February 2015 Consumers alleged that they had witnessed, other holidaymakers being sick, many rooms with 'do not disturb' signs shown, ambulances arriving at the hotel, pink and bloody chicken and sickness some of who were found to have Campylobacter upon their return to the UK Current Status We are currently helping holidaymakers with their complaint and will report back soon. Other inform... READ MORE 23 February 2016
As if Tourism and the lot of holidaymakers hadn’t suffered enough after 2015; this year has revealed the latest threat to Travel through the arrival of the Zika Crisis! Through this past week I have seen all sorts of sensationalist headlines, some declaring that you are not safe from the ‘head shrinking virus’. So, I thought it was time to set out a few facts to help you understand the issues a... READ MORE 9 February 2016