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Spanish Hotels Could Scrap All-Inclusive Holidays for British Guests

A firm of solicitors in Madrid, Rogers & Co, which acts on behalf of the insurance industry in Spain, have said that Spanish hotels may consider increasing the price of all inclusive holidays for British people or perhaps even doing away with them completely. The warning comes as a result of the high number of fraudulent sickness claims which have been attributed to British holidaymakers visiting Spain.
The issue first arose at the back end of 2016 after reports of British claims management companies who were targeting British tourists in Spanish holiday resorts and encouraging them to make false sickness claims. The increase in this activity even resulted in the Foreign Office amending their travel advice to warn holidaymakers of the increase in such activities, whereby these claims companies were encouraging holidaymakers to submit fraudulent claims upon their return to the UK.
The Foreign Office have been very clear on their website, making the following statement: “There have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay. You should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness. If you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Spain.” ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents, became involved with the shoe and have even called for changes in the law to eliminate fraudulent insurance claims.
This week, Rogers & Co’s David Diez Ramos has said to Travel Weekly “Sooner or later Spanish hotels will increase the price or stop selling all-inclusive to Britons. 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.” UK tour operators have also added their concern, by suggesting that the continuation of these fraudulent claims may well jeopardise our access to great value package holidays in Spain.
It is very clear that the actions of a few dishonest holidaymakers may have a detrimental impact on holidays fall British tourists. We echo the thoughts & advice offered by the Foreign Office and ABTA, and would remind people that fraudulent claims all against the law and offenders may find themselves prosecuted in the UK or Spain.

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