Press

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.

If you are a member of the media and require assistance, please call the following numbers to our Team:You can find the full list of our media appearances here.

For all broadcast (radio & TV) and press enquiries please call:

03450179229.

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Please remember that whilst deadlines are often pressing, the resources of HolidayTravelWatch are primarily dedicated to assist the traveller or holidaymaker in difficulty.

If you have a long term project or need quick assistance please bear in mind that the consumer must come first – it would also help if you could develop a specific enquiry or enquiries before you call, as this will save a considerable amount of time in assisting you. 

We are proud to have been associated with past innovative media production highlighting consumer rights. That role continues today with assistance and guidance given to many media organisations.

Please note that all reasonable care is taken in the production of our press releases and all information therein is verifiable through media, documentary, holidaymaker or witness sources. We would ask you to note the legal notice below.

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Orlando: Sympathy & Respect for the LGBTI Community

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The shocking events in Orlando, the holiday Capital of the USA, reveals how our world and the world of travel has dramatically changed in the last 12 months. We offer our deepest and sincere sympathies and respect to the victims families and friends and wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who were injured. We also call time upon the notion 'that these things can happen anywhere' or that... READ MORE 14 June 2016

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Time for UK Cruise Passengers to stand up for their rights?

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The recent news of the MV Balmoral passengers allegedly suffering with the so-called Norovirus infection, simply adds to a long list of complaints received by this organisation from cruise passengers.  UK cruise-lovers often report to us their experience of poor conditions and threats to their health from their time on board cruise ships and river boats. Passengers are meant to be reassured by... READ MORE 18 May 2016

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Term-Time Holiday Costs; the Court has spoken - Time for action!

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The High Court has ruled in favour of a parent who was fined for taking his child out of school for a holiday. The court ruled that he had not broken the law and that the magistrates had not 'erred' in their decision. The court also ruled that in any assessment of the law, there was a need to take a much wider view of circumstance. We consider that the decision was correct; it was a triumph of... READ MORE 18 May 2016

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Call for Minister to Act on Cabin Air Quality!

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On Thursday 17 March 2016, the first real debate on aircraft cabin air quality was held at Westminster Hall. The subject matter received scrutiny following the excellent lobbying of the Unite Union and the Members of Parliament who have paid heed to Campaigners overall concerns. The debate discussed issues surrounding Cabin Air Quality and the health deficits (Aerotoxic Syndrome), suffered by b... READ MORE 21 March 2016

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Recognition of our Travel Champion's 2015

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For many years, HolidayTravelWatch has met and heard of some remarkable people. Some are acting in the face of adversity whilst others are simply trying to effect change for the benefit of all travellers. At we reach the close of 2015, and in recognition of our own Founder and Travel Champion, the late Brenda Wall, we have pleasure in announcing and presenting our Travel Champions for 2015. O... READ MORE 31 December 2015

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Call to Action on Holiday Safety Failures of the EU Commission

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Campaigners and the Travel Industry have suffered a recent disappointment, delivered by Commissioner Jourova from DG Justice at the EU Commission. The Commission decided that an important Consultation on Safety in Holiday Accommodation was being concluded, apparently on the basis of finding no Consumer Detriment or that there was any failure of law or enforcement committed by Member States. Th... READ MORE 19 November 2015

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HolidayTravelWatch calls for an end to the criminalisation of term-time holiday parents

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Throughout 2015, HolidayTravelWatch has been calling for an end to the unfairness imposed on parents by term-time holiday restrictions. Today, the Local Government Association has called for 'the removal of a blanket ban that prevents mums and dads taking children out of school for holidays during term-time'. They further argue that discretion should rest entirely with headteachers on a 'case b... READ MORE 21 October 2015

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HolidayTravelWatch welcomes forthcoming Coroner's report and calls again on UK Government to act on Carbon Monoxide

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HolidayTravelWatch has since 2006, followed the tragic Corfu Carbon Monoxide case which caused the deaths of Robert & Christianne Shepherd. The Organisation monitored the inquest held into their death's and attended the proceedings in Wakefield. The jury in that case made a number of observations as to the evidence which led to the Coroner delivering a verdict of unlawful killing and that t... READ MORE 5 October 2015

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HolidayTravelWatch expresses disappointment at UK Government’s failure on Carbon Monoxide in Holiday Properties

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Today marks the day when new regulations enter into force, to require Landlords of rented properties to install and maintain Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms. Whilst any measure to prevent death and injury is always welcome, the regulations expose a deficit in political thinking and action to protect many more ordinary citizens! The new regulations only apply to those rented properties that... READ MORE 1 October 2015

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Call for travel cost cuts in the summer holidays or introduction of Travel Ombudsman!

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It’s that time of year, children are settling into their new school terms and summer has been and gone. But for some families the summer break may not have featured a summer holiday. Rising costs have made family getaways during the summer holidays increasingly difficult. Since September 2013, there has been a clamp down on parents’ ability to take their children out of school during term time... READ MORE 16 September 2015