HolidayTravelWatch Offers Deep Sympathies to the Families of the Majorca Bomb

The Directors of HolidayTravelWatch were deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of two 'Guardia Civil' Officers, following the bomb blast in Palma Nova, Majorca, on Thursday last week.  Deepest sympathies and heartfelt respect are offered to the families of the deceased.  It should be recognised that the 'travel industry family' does not just extend to those who strictly work in the industry, but also in the many ancillary services that provide support to a local economy.  We recognise that local police, in whatever country, often have to deal with many difficult situations for and on behalf of holidaymakers, it is criminal that officers working many hundreds of miles from the centre of this dispute should be struck down so callously.

Frank Brehany, the Senior Consumer Advocate for HolidayTravelWatch states:

"I offer my deepest sympathies to the bereaved families of the two Guardia Civil Officers.  I have said before in similar situations, no matter how justified an organisation may believe itself to be, there is no justification for striking down civilians, police officers or businesses who are simply trying to live and get on with their lives - these victims bring nothing to any so-called cause, the correct way to deal with any dispute is through peaceful means.  I call upon those responsible to abandon their quest for violence and leave tourist areas out of any dispute.  I am sure that I speak for all when I state that our heartfelt respect goes out to all who have been affected"

"Ofrezco mis más profundas condolencias a las afligidas familias de los dos oficiales de la Guardia Civil.  He dicho antes en situaciones similares, no importa cuán justificada una organización puede creer a sí mismo, no hay ninguna justificación para golpear en los civiles, policías o simplemente son empresas que tratan de vivir y continuar con su vida - que estas víctimas no a cualquier llamado causa, la forma correcta de hacer frente a cualquier conflicto es a través de medios pacíficos.  Hago un llamamiento a los responsables a abandonar su búsqueda de la violencia y dejar las zonas turísticas de cualquier controversia. Estoy seguro de que hablo en nombre de todos cuando afirman que va nuestro más sincero respeto a todos los que han sido afectados".