Holiday Standards Report

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An end to avoidable holiday problems? The HolidayTravelWatch 'Holiday Standards' Report

Holiday Standards Report 

20 years ago, this organisation was created from our Founder's bad holiday experience. Through the following years, she sought to highlight and argue for a change to the holiday product and bring about an end to avoidable experiences.

Through these 2 decades, HolidayTravelWatch has assisted many thousands of ordinary Consumers like you, but we have never lost sight of how your experience should be brought to the attention of those who can make that difference.

In anticipation of our 20th Anniversary, we wanted to know what your experience of travel has meant to you over the last 20 years and of the kind of problems you face today.

The results of our survey were shocking in that despite the growth of mass travel, the holiday companies seem to have forgotten one thing; you!

We would have hoped to see a change in attitude from travel companies whether they are delivering a safe holiday, a holiday that provides clear quality or just simple good customer service! The most shocking finding was our discovery that more than 19% of you told us that when making a holiday complaint, you felt that you had been intimidated. Whilst we recognised the practice, we did not imagine that so many of you suffered at the hands of Corporate bullies!

Today we launch some of the results in our 'Holiday Standards' Report and will be speaking to broadcasters all around the country to share some of this information with you.

Over the course of the next year, we shall be making changes to the way we serve you and will offer a greater commentary on your experiences so bringing your concerns to notice. When you consider that a holiday is probably now no longer a luxury but forms part of the way that you can escape the stresses and strains of life and it accounts for one of the larger annual purchases you will make, surely it is time that travel companies, large and small, start to listen to you the Consumer?

You can download and read the Holiday Standards Report.

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  • 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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