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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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The news that aircraft parts apparently from the doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight, MH370, have been found on the shores of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, has again ignited much sorrow and understandable anger from the surviving relatives and friends. We have been told that the flaperon found is that from a Boeing 777 and that currents are likely to have caused it to drift across the ocean... READ MORE 7 August 2015
HolidayTravelWatch (“HTW”) is pleased to announce today that it has agreed terms of acquisition with Clear Start Partnerships Ltd, a subsidiary of Fairpoint Group Plc (“Fairpoint”). HTW joins other legal services companies within Fairpoint but importantly, HolidayTravelWatch will retain its operational independence. Fairpoint is an innovative company which has taken the legal market by storm f... READ MORE 3 August 2015
HolidayTravelWatch has since 2007 been at the forefront of making sure the Consumer voice is heard about concerns expressed on Cabin Air Quality. The Organisation has addressed a number of issues across a broad spectrum, bringing Consumer views to the heart of the political debate. For several years, the Organisation has been engaged in helping to draft and build a suitable standard on Cabin... READ MORE 7 July 2015
The sheer senseless waste of life in Port El Kanatoui in Tunisia is an affront to all decent peoples, no matter where they come from. The tales of heroism, courage and compassion, that have emanated from this terrible event, demonstrate the best response to the delusional criminals who perpetrate these vile deeds. We can only offer our deepest sympathies and support to the victims and survivors... READ MORE 28 June 2015
For several weeks, HolidayTravelWatch has been contacted by British Holidaymakers who are concerned that the Hotel Adriatic Beach in Croatia is in the midst of major building works. Their complaints come on the cusp of holidays that have booked many months in advance and are unhappy that the holidays that they have chosen may not be delivered at the hotel of their choice. It is clear that holi... READ MORE 14 June 2015
Travel Industry comments greeted with interest; Consumer Groups call for pan-European Law on Hotel Safety
A report from ITV News revealed that the Travel Industry are apparently calling for Universal Standards on Health & Safety in Holiday Accommodation. Whilst we would welcome any initiative to provide comprehensive Consumer Protection, an examination of their comments reveal some unanswered questions. It appears that the Industry is calling for a uniform standard in holiday accommodation, t... READ MORE 26 May 2015
The verdict of 'unlawful killing' and a finding that Thomas Cook breached their Duty of Care following an inquest into the deaths of Christianne & Robert Shepherd, presents the Travel Industry with a wake-up call on hotel safety! The Jury revealed a number of short-comings in the hotel property and in particular the boiler and its maintenance, but the most important concerns raised by the... READ MORE 14 May 2015
The 13 May 2015 will be remembered as a watershed day following the stunning verdict delivered by the Jury in Wakefield Coroners Court into the deaths of Christianne & Robert Shepherd. In 2006, these two young children died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday at the Louis Corcyra Hotel on Corfu in Greece. Their deaths produced a shockwave throughout Greece, amongst Holidaymak... READ MORE 13 May 2015
Since 1995, HolidayTravelWatch has been active in the Media. We have provided simple comment up to full involvement in TV Consumer Documentary Production for a range of Television Companies. The Organisation has also been active in press commentary and in recent years providing reactive and proactive pieces for UK National Radio. We would like to acknowledge the broadcasters who have given ov... READ MORE 1 May 2015
HolidayTravelWatch has been following a number of news items in recent days, concerning contaminated air within the aircraft environment. The stories reflect upon the forthcoming inquest into the death of a British pilot, Richard Westgate and various viewpoints about the operational standards in civil aircraft. It is alleged that Mr Westgate died from the effect of being exposed to toxic fumes... READ MORE 24 February 2015