Welcome to the PressCentre of HolidayTravelWatch
Since 1995, HolidayTravelWatch has been active in the Media. We have provided commentary on UK Radio, reaction to news items on UK TV, and provided assistance and on-screen comment Consumer Documentary Production for a range of Television Companies.
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We are now only days away from the 10th Anniversary of the deaths of Christianne & Robert Shepherd, who succumbed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday in Corfu. We are also over 12 months on from the Wakefield inquest held into their deaths. The horror of their fate was revealed by the findings of the inquest, which in turn has caused deep reflection at the heart of the Travel Ind... READ MORE 22 October 2016
HolidayTravelWatch has been in existence for nearly 22 years, helping and guiding holidaymakers to deal with their travel complaints. The nature and range of our work reveals complaints from booking problems to suspicious deaths. We provide Consumers with an opportunity to review their complaints and learn how to self-resolve them; we achieve that with 97.5% of those who contact us. The remain... READ MORE 17 October 2016
For several weeks, the Organisation has been monitoring 'chatter' within the travel industry, which is expressing concerns over the rise of apparent unethical practices within the travel claims industry. The Majorca Hoteliers Federation has expressed its concern about a collection of companies in England, who are apparently engaged in the practice of encouraging holidaymakers to make claims, b... READ MORE 27 September 2016
Our Consumer Director, Frank Brehany, is someone who flies regularly. Like most sensible passengers, he is very conscious about flight safety and will familiarise himself with the type of aircraft he may be flying in as part of his responsibilities as an Air Passenger. Entering the aircraft as Passengers, we find ourselves looking at our fellow passengers and no doubt consider 2 important poin... READ MORE 2 September 2016
Like previous years, 2016 has already proven that there is no improvement generally in the quality of the holiday product. Complaints received by HolidayTravelWatch this season include: Cold and uncooked food; Human waste in the swimming pools; Bed bugs; Damp & sewage smells; Flies on buffet food; Mould on beds; Cats in hotel restaurant; Sporadic hot water, which are coupled wit... READ MORE 2 September 2016
HolidayTravelWatch has heard of a disturbing story from a holidaymaker, about her experience in San Antonio, on the Island of Ibiza. Unfortunately she was subject to a robbery attack during the day time, in which the assailant lifted her up and threw her to the ground and stole money and mobile phone from her hand-bag. Apart from the shock of the attack, she did not suffer with any real physi... READ MORE 1 September 2016
The momentous events of the UK's EU Referendum delivered the greatest period of political uncertainty the UK has witnessed for generations and a phoney war! We actively campaigned for the answers to the preservation of Consumer Rights and maintain that those hard-fought Rights must be preserved. In the shock following the 24 June 2016, we have been asked repeatedly what this decision means fo... READ MORE 12 July 2016
The recent EU Referendum vote has heaped a daily news misery on UK Consumers who are often far removed from its machinations. At this time of year, those UK holidaymakers fortunate to be able to enjoy some precious time away, are likely to be approaching this year’s holiday with trepidation and relief! Since 2015, UK Consumers have been faced with one travel crisis after another or other probl... READ MORE 12 July 2016
For the last 2 months, we have tried as an Organisation to warn of the problems to Consumer Rights in the event that the UK voted to leave the European Union. In that 2 month period, we were expected to offer an 'impartial' view and as an Organisation; we delivered on that expectation. On 19 June 2013 however, despite trying to extract answers to the fundamental questions surrounding Consumer... READ MORE 27 June 2016
On Thursday 16 June 2016, our Consumer Director, Frank Brehany, was interviewed by Eamonn Holmes on Sky News. Frank was asked to explain what could happen to Travel Consumer Rights as the Referendum approached, it resulted in Eamonn considering that the issue was as ‘clear as mud’; Frank agreed! For the last few months, HolidayTravelWatch has been trying to establish what would happen to Trave... READ MORE 19 June 2016