The Week in Tourism
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.
In 2017, the Majorcan Hotel Federation estimated that its members had paid out around 50 million euros to settle false claims.
Could hit holiday booking.
Abta say that holiday bookings in the UK are "holding up pretty well".
A record 2.5 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
"Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear - your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated."
"If the figures were to be believed, the digestive systems of the British people had become the most delicate in the world."
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.
More than 200 claims have been made against one hotel alone.
Tui is reporting a 7% increase in foreign holiday bookings by UK tourists for next summer.
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.
"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."
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.