Spanish hotels could scrap all-inclusive holidays to Spain after ‘fraudulent’ claims

Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SpainSpanish hoteliers could increase all inclusive prices for British holidaymakers or pull out of the volume of ‘fraudulent’ sickness claims.

 

Rogers & Co, a law firm that acts on behalf of the insurance industry, said Spanish hotels may increase the price of these traditionally low-cost holidays for Brits or do away with them completely after claims that they were being “held hostage” by UK visitors.

 

Some British tour operators have said that, they have already noticed a number of hotels in the Canaries taking all-inclusive holidays off the market for Brits, and instead half-board.

 

British citizens are paying less than £1,000 for a two-week all-inclusive holiday, receiving £2,000 to £3,000 for a claim and you can add £5,000 in lawyers’ fees. Hoteliers will move from this sort of holiday.

 

The issue first made headlines in November 2016 after reports of a rise in insurance companies targeting Brits in Spanish resorts and encouraging them to make false sickness claims.

 

Hoteliers and insurers are furious that UK travel firms opt to pay claims and pass the costs to hotels rather than go to court. They argue many of the claims are fraudulent.

 

British tour operators have also warned against these fraudulent claims, saying it could jeopardise the UK’s access to great-value package holidays.

Travel agent and tour operator association ABTA also got involved calling for a change in the law to reduce fraudulent claims.

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