HolidayTravelWatch on the Radio, Television and Press!

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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 over air-time to the issues that matter to UK Consumers.

 

"We would like to personally thank all the broadcaster's from the Radio & Television Stations listed below; without their generosity of air-time, the issues that affect many of their listeners, would not receive the attention that it does - we thank each station for their committment to Consumer issues!"

Below we list the range of commentaries provided by HolidayTravelWatch; this list provides a glimpse into our media activities since 2013 to the present day:

     
     
19 May 2015 BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester Discussion on Staycation vs.Going Abroad. We provided an overview of the type of complaints received both at home and abroad and talked about the change in the holiday product from the sophistication of resorts to locations for the more cost conscious. 
17 May 2015 BBC Look North  We provided on-camera comment and reaction to the news that Thomas Cook had allegedly received £3.5m in compensation from Greece following the Corfu Carbon Monoxide case. We explained the nature of indemnity clauses in contracts but suggested that given the evident public outrage being expressed online it might be prudent for the Travel Company to explain why they received this amount and also explain wehat they have done with the money; we also called for the EU Commission to implement its proposals for a EU-wide Regulation to create one standard for safety in holiday accommodation! 
17 May 2015 BBC Radio Leeds  We provided reactive comment to the news that Thomas Cook had allegedly received £3.5m in compensation in Greece following the Corfu Carbon Monoxide tragedy in 2006. We offered explanations on indemnity clauses and the complexity of holiday contracts; we offered understanding as to how the Shepherd family and Consumers were feeling following this latest news.
15 May 2015  Kemet FM  Following the verdict delivered by the Jury at Wakefield Coroners Court, we provided reactive comment on the verdict and the implications for Thomas Cook and the Travel Industry; we offered our sympathies and solidarity to the parents of Christianne & Robert Shepherd who had lost their children to Carbon Monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday in Corfu in 2006. 
15 May 2015 BBC Cambridgeshire  Discussion on the 'Big Conversation' as to the likely impact of the EU Directive and UK Regulations on water quality on our beaches in the UK or abroad 
14 May 2015

BBC Radio Humberside

U105

Heart 4 Counties

Pulse 1

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

BBC Radio York 

Following the verdict delivered by the Jury at Wakefield Coroners Court, we provided reactive comment on the verdict and the implications for Thomas Cook and the Travel Industry; we offered our sympathies and solidarity to the parents of Christianne & Robert Shepherd who had lost their children to Carbon Monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday in Corfu in 2006. 
13 May 2015

Key 103

BBC Radio Leeds

Following the verdict delivered by the Jury at Wakefield Coroners Court, we provided reactive comment on the verdict and the implications for Thomas Cook and the Travel Industry; we offered our sympathies and solidarity to the parents of Christianne & Robert Shepherd who had lost their children to Carbon Monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday in Corfu in 2006.
11 March 2015

Palm FM

BBC Radio Tees

Cheshire's Silk

Minster FM

BBC Radio Jersey

U105 Radio

BBC Radio WM

BBC Radio Humberside

106.9 SFM

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

BBC Radio Ulster

K107 Radio

Radio Saltire

Bolton FM 

Here we discussed the state of Travel Agents; how do we now book our holidays, what are the technological changes, how will the industry adapt and what Consumer Protections exist if we book through an Agent or book online?
9 December 2014 

BBC Radio Three Counties

BFBS Radio

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Devon

106.9 SFM

Lyca Radio 1458

Seahaven FM

Radio Saltire 

We discussed our survey's findings on snow sports holidays, the risks, the kind of insurance you will need before you go and the equipment necessary for a safe holiday; we offered our tips for a safe holiday!
19 November 2014 Downtown Radio Here we discussed negative reviews and the consequences for one couple who stayed at a hotel in Blackpool. We examine Consumer Rights and offered an overview of the world of travel reviews and how you should always read the terms and conditions of any review site before you place your review on them! 
7 October 2014 

BBC Radio Newcastle

Lyca Radio 1458

Q Network

U105 Radio

BBC Ulster

BBC Radio WM

BBC Radio Humberside

BBC Hereford & Worcester

BCB 106.6 FM

Peterborough FM

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

106.9 FM 

Here we discussed the important impact of returning holiday illness and the cost to the Nation! We examine the issues that underpin the £240m per year that the Country is paying out because of failures in the Travel Product. We examined what British Holidaymakers attitudes were to holiday illness and what they should do to enforce their Rights!
18 September 2014  BBC Radio Cambridgeshire  Following the murder of 2 British Holidaymakers in Thailand, we discussed 'risk destinations' and how to research and guard your safety
6 August 2014

BBC Radio Shropshire

BBC Radio Leeds

BBC Radio Surrey

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

Lyca Radio 1458

UCB Radio

U105 Radio

BBC Radio Solent

BBC Radio Humberside

Downtown Radio

Peterborough FM

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

K107

Future Radio

BBC Radio Merseyside

BBC Radio Devon

Discussion about Air Passenger Rights; what should you see at the airport, what is right to care, how do you get refunded or re-routed and what is the 'extraordinary circumstances' defence and how can you deal with that?
30 July 2014 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Light-hearted discussion about what people take with them on holiday and more importantly, what they should take with them! 
16 July 2014 BBC Radio Cambridgshire Discussion on Airport Check-in Requirements; what is the impact on electrical equipment? Further discussion on EU Laws & the UK's 'Single Consolidated Direction' and what that means for your rights when airports get it wrong! 
14 July 2014

Sunrise Radio

Future Radio 

Discussion on Airport Check-in Requirements; what is the impact on electrical equipment? Further discussion on EU Laws & the UK's 'Single Consolidated Direction' and what that means for your rights when airports get it wrong!
2 July 2014 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire Discussion about sick hotels and what to do about any problems you experience; further discussion on the importance of Travel Insurance!
12 June 2014

Asian Star 101.6 FM

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

Lincs FM Group

UCB Radio

Yorkshire Coast Radio

U105 Radio

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

Downtown Radio

107.8 Black Diamond FM

BBC Radio Wales

BBC Radio Guernsey

Insight Radio

BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Merseyside

We discussed how common illness was on holiday. What were the reasons associated with holiday illness and what kind of explanations were given by resort reps? We gave advice on how to deal with sickness at your holiday destination, particularly if you are threatened when you make that complaint!
7 May 2015 BBC Radio Wales Discussion on Consumer Travel Rights by Air or by Sea
3 April 2014

BBC Radio Guernsey

7 Waves

BBC Wales

BBC Radio Norfolk

Kemet FM Radio

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

Express FM Radio

BBC Radio Shropshire

Big City Radio

Highlighting our survey on cruise holidays - what are holidaymakers stories - why are complaints handled poorly - what is the best way to make a holiday complaint?
25 March 2014

BBC Radio Lancashire

U105 Radio

Downtown Radio

Wythenshawe FM Radio

BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire

BBC Radio Surrey & Essex

Discussion following the dissapearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 - HolidayTravelWatch raises some important questions!
11 March 2014 'Don't Get Done Get Dom' Examination of Dominic Littlewood's investigation on his case studies and The Package Travel Regulations
13 February 2014

BBC Radio Newcastle

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

Express FM

106-108 Real Radio (Yorkshire)

Downtown Radio

UCB Radio

Sunrise Radio Yorkshire

96.5 Bolton FM

BFBS Radio

7 Waves

Trends in Holiday Spending - Are Brits becoming thriftier - What tips do we have for holidaymakers to get the best value for money - is there such a thing as a good deal for Consumers?
7 January 2014 John Guinn Travel Show - Secklow Sounds Radio Community Radio - Discussion about HolidayTravelWatch, what Holidaymakers experience, Consumer Rights and how Travel Companies deal with complaints
July 2013 BBC Consumer facing programme with Sian Williams examining the problems with The Package Travel Regulations and so-called DIY Holidays
16 March 2013 BBC News The new Rights for Flight Delays, Flight Cancellation & Denied Boarding - Are they good or Bad for Consumers?
17 January 2013 UWS Radio Consumer Rights during the French Air Traffic Control Strike
9 January 2013 BBC Look North Discussion on Crime in Holidays - What happens to holidaymakers and what do we do to help them?

Holiday Travel Watch In The Media

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