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The hidden benefit of the Package Holiday (1 September 2016)

Date: 01/09/2016
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, The hidden benefit of the Package Holiday

Many of us have taken to the internet to book our own flights and accommodation. We enjoy the benefits of flexibility and lower costs. Have we considered the disadvantages? One important and often over looked advantage of the Package Holiday is that you enjoy the benefit of Package Travel Regulations.

Package Holiday Regulations make Tour Operators responsible for all the services that make up your holiday. If you have been the victim of illness or you have suffered an accident on holiday, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. Compensation for food poisoning aboard may be available where your symptoms are linked to poor food hygiene standards within your package – deal hotel.

Tour operators often try to settle claims for a fraction of their true value. If you accept an offer of compensation then you will probably lose your right to bring a claim.

For more information on bringing a claim contact
Duncan Lewis 020 7923 4020

About the author - Julie Leslie

Julie Leslie joined Duncan Lewis in September 2012 and was appointed as a Director in the Personal Injury department in February 2015. Julie has over 10 years’ post-qualification experience across all types of claimant personal injury work, including accidents at work, trips & slips, occupier's liability, children's injuries and road traffic accidents.

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