Brits Could Be Banned From The Costa Del Sol – hotels are considering turning away British holiday makers
Brits Could Be Banned From The Costa Del Sol
British holiday makers have been making false claims of sickness against Spanish hotels, and now some hotels are considering turning away British tourists because they can’t cope with the expense of handling these false claims. It’s thought that the claims are instigated by advisers who suggest waiting until after a holiday to then lodge a complaint from the UK. This makes it extremely costly for hotels on the Costa Del Sol to fight the claim, which often results in early settlement.
A Cost Of Sixty Million Euros
Nuria Montes, from Spain’s hoteliers association HOSBEC, said “The number of claims has increased significantly since the start of this year, when the ‘claims farm’ started their campaign to attract British tourists coming through tour operators.
“We estimate that during 2016 the number of claims may be around 10,000, reflecting a very significant increase compared to previous years.
“We have estimated that the economic impact on the Spanish hotel industry will be around €60million, in case the hotel industry has to bear the full cost.”
More False Claims
Richard Conway from SickHoliday.com estimates that these false claims could push up the cost of holidays by 10%. He said “Fraudulent holiday sickness claims are on the rise — we turn down four or five cases we feel are bogus each week ourselves-2
Written by Dave James
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