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Formentor viewpoint, Mallorca

The Week in Tourism

Riding on the Marrakech Express - Morocco stakes its tourism competitor claim

Tunisia, which subsequently suffered the Sousse terrorist attack in 2015 that led to a two-year dip in tourism, is often bracketed with Egypt and Turkey.

Andrew Ede22/04/2022 16:25

A number of British people were questioned by police

Arrests

European arrest warrant issued for Briton over sick claims

In 2017, the Majorcan Hotel Federation estimated that its members had paid out around 50 million euros to settle false claims.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/02/2020 13:52

Tourism

Majorca top destination for the great British getaway

A record 2.5 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend.

Humphrey Carter20/07/2018 00:00

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Tourism

500 percent rise in false sickness claims in three years

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said there were around 35,000 gastric sickness claims by British holidaymakers in 2016, a 500 per cent rise since 2013 with the problem of false claims very much under the spotlight again this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter27/06/2018 00:00

False claims

UK government under pressure over false holiday sickness claims

70% of people don’t know that making a false claim for holiday sickness could result in a prison sentence in the UK or abroad.

Humphrey Carter10/01/2018 00:00

Health

Government assures Bulletin legionella outbreak is over

Health ministry: "Holidaymakers can be calm and relaxed in the knowledge that the outbreak is over and we have the situation under control." Abta says it has not recommended that tour operators should not send holidaymakers to Palmanova.

Humphrey Carter20/10/2017 00:00

False claims

UK government clamps down on bogus holiday sickness claims

"Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear - your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/07/2017 00:00

False claims

Boris Johnson backs Abta crackdown on false holiday claims

"If the figures were to be believed, the digestive systems of the British people had become the most delicate in the world."

Humphrey Carter23/06/2017 00:00

Tourism

Early rush for Balearic holidays in the UK

Early holiday bookings to the Balearics for summer 2017 have risen by eight per cent, easing fears over the weakness of the pound and Brexit.

Jason Moore05/11/2016 00:00

Tourism

Cautious optimism for UK foreign travel in 2017

Tui is reporting a 7% increase in foreign holiday bookings by UK tourists for next summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/10/2016 00:00

Tourism

Britons on holiday risking their lives on balconies

ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are renewing calls to Brits heading off on holiday to take care and use their balconies safely.

16/06/2016 00:00

EU referendum

Brexit would be a "disaster" for tourism warns ABTA

"Our assessment of the report’s findings is that a vote to leave will lead to uncertainties and may lead to increased costs for travel businesses and the travelling public."

Humphrey Carter14/03/2016 00:00

Tourism

Britons advised to book their Spanish holidays as soon as possible

Amidst fears that Spain could be sold out by the end of this month, ABTA tried to ease people’s fears and calm the stampede for holidays.

Humphrey Carter02/02/2016 00:00

Magalluf

UK travel industry praise for Magalluf and Ibiza makeovers

ABTA states that Spain is set for a bumper year with bookings for summer 2016 ahead of previous years as 2015 comes to a close.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter29/12/2015 00:00