Political Lobbying

Since the formation of HolidayTravelWatch, the Organisation has campaigned for a recognition and improvement in health and safety standards within holiday contracts.

Since 2005, we have actively promoted the experiences of holidaymakers, bringing them to the attention of Politicians and Civil Servants alike.

We have produced a range of reports covering such issues and the Regulation of Travel Insurance and the Package Travel Regulations, but now comment on a wide rage of issues such as, Holiday Kids Club safety, Aerotoxic Syndrome, Ships Safety etc.

As our Campaigns continue, further articles will be added to this section to give you a flavour of our work - click on the menu items on the left if one of these areas interest you!

Carbon Monoxide and other Toxins on Holiday

Speech at the House of Lords; Carbon Monoxide and the State of Consumer Campaigning!

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CO-Gas Safety (COGS) has celebrated its 20th Year of Campaigning and held its last Schools Poster Competition at the House of Lords on Tuesday 27 January 2015. We were honoured to be asked to deliver a speech at this event and did so about the state of Consumer Campaigning. Whilst we delivered our speech from a Carbon Monoxide perspective, we brought together the sum of our experiences from ar... READ MORE 27 January 2015

Carbon Monoxide and other Toxins on Holiday

What do the Public want APPCOG Information on CO+ Now

We have been following the recent developments in the debate on Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Monoxide+ (CO+) and noted that the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) were carrying out an inquiry into 'Consumer Behaviour'.  We were concerned to read however that submissions to the Inquiry would not be published and considered that this flew in the face of the accepted protoc... READ MORE 21 May 2014

Carbon Monoxide and other Toxins on Holiday

So will the Government Act to Protect 'Renters' from CO+

Toxins are becoming an ever increasing holiday complaint! Whether it is by land, sea or air, we are hearing from increasing numbers of UK holidaymakers affected by their exposure to toxins whilst on holiday. These same holidaymakers also tell us of how their tour operator fails to react adequately to the complaints of their exposure. One of the main problem areas concerns the issue of Carbon M... READ MORE 20 May 2014

Aerotoxic Syndrome

Contaminated Aircraft Cabin Air - comments on aerotoxic Issues

Since 2006, HolidayTravelWatch has noted the suggestion amongst the submissions to the Committee on Toxicity (COT), that symptoms of illness highlighted by crew and passengers, following their exposure to fumes on aircraft, were akin to the condition of ‘hyperventilation’!  This simplistic conclusion has continued to be perpetuated in the following year’s right up to 2012! HolidayTravelWatch h... READ MORE 28 February 2014

Aerotoxic Syndrome

So Trade Unions, what are you going to do about Aircraft Cabin Air Quality?

As you will know, we have for several years been campaigning against the scandal of toxins escaping into aircraft cabins. Our quest for a greater openness and honesty, has taken the views of HolidayTravelWatch and the experiences of holidaymakers around the world, to try and bring about the conditions whereby common sense and safety will prevail! I have met and continue to meet some remarkable... READ MORE 30 October 2013

Aerotoxic Syndrome

Brown Bag Campaign

HolidayTravelWatch has noted amongst the submissions to the Committee on Toxicity (COT), and further commentary, that it has been suggested, that symptoms following exposure to contaminated aircraft cabin air, highlighted by crew and passengers, were akin to the condition of ‘hyperventilation’ READ MORE 21 November 2012

Access to Justice for Holiday Makers

The myth of 'Compensation Culture' and holiday claims!

The other day I saw a headline that screamed - 'Poll shows 86% agree 'compensation culture' exists'!  Wow, lock up your daughters, the bogeyman is coming to get them! This survey is obviously following the present government's mantra that 'claiming is bad' and how anything that promotes an individuals rights should be shunned and treated with distaste.  I then wondered what if I am wrong and th... READ MORE 16 August 2012

Ships Safety Directive

Ships Safety - Re-arranging the chairs on the Titanic!

I was struck by a news item which tells of a major cruise company becoming quite vexed about the 'reservation' of deck-chairs onboard their cruise ships.  So concerned are they that they are carrying out a pilot process whereby if it is suspected that a chair has been 'reserved' and is not used, your personal 'reservation' items will be removed and can be collected from storage later!  The crui... READ MORE 1 August 2012

Holiday Crime

Crime Complaints! What is happening in the Package Holiday?

These past few weeks I have been heavily engaged in reviewing calls we have received to our helpline from holidaymakers affected by the consequences of crime. The saddest of all these cases relates to the suspicious deaths of young people and the poor investigation or treatment of the survivors thereafter.  I want you all to spend just a small moment of your time to reflect on the deep sorrow a... READ MORE 24 July 2012

Holiday Illness and Standards

Failures & Complaints in the All-Inclusive Holiday! IV

Have you ever wondered about the life of a holiday representative?  Sun, sea and airports make up part of their daily live's, but the other side of the coin is having to deal with the  variety of Consumers and their problems.  We have all experienced the rep greeting you at the airport, checking you into your hotel and welcoming you at their party, all designed to introduce you to local life an... READ MORE 24 May 2012

  • Holiday Illness or Accident;
    How can I claim?
    • Were you ill or injured on holiday in the last 3 years?
    • Do you believe you booked a Package Holiday?

    If you can answer yes to both questions, you may be able to bring a claim under the Package Travel Regulations!

    Don't worry if you cannot answer yes to both questions; if you think you booked your travel independently, you may be able to make a claim against your travel provider or supplier!

  • Other Holiday Problems;
    How can I claim?
    • Have you suffered with failures in your holiday or flight contract?
    • Does your complaint against your holiday company arise in the last 6 years (UK Only) (flights 2 years)?

    If you can answer yes to both questions, you may be able to bring a claim against your travel provider or supplier.

  • What compensation can I claim?

    Whatever type of claim you have, the level of damages you can hope to get is based on a number of factors. Firstly you have to prove your case and then an assessment is carried out to determine the level of damages.

    Read our guide on damages....

  • Why should I claim?

    You have worked hard for that precious two week holiday in the sun! Holidays are the same as any other Consumer product - if it goes wrong, you have a right to claim.

    Read more about your rights ....

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