It was something I ate….


You must have heard stories about people getting sick when they travel – Delhi Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge, Traveller’s tummy.  Everyone has a tale to tell.

The problem is compounded when you look at all inclusive resorts.  You eat and drink everything (literally) at the resort.   When someone gets sick at one of these resorts it is very easy to blame the hotel.  Well it seems that the tour operators are getting “sick” and tired of these claims.  At least in the UK.

Tour operators in Britain are thinking of scrapping the all inclusive holidays they offer because of fraudulent claims against them for compensation.

Just last year in Canada we had similar stories of mass tummy troubles at a popular Cuban resort.  This bad publicity for the tour operator was a little unfair considering it was an isolated outbreak of a small percentage of nearly half a million people travelling to sunny all inclusive resorts.

Perhaps the problems are exacerbated by the fact that in the first few days of this sort of vacation it is tempting to sit in the sun all day – maybe at the swim up bar – consuming quantities of sweet margaritas and eating spicy food.  Your stomach starts shouting at you –” Hey – what the hell is going on?  Are you trying to kill me?  I’ll get you back, you know.”

And then it starts.

Oh dear.

By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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