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Illness Outbreaks in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is an increasingly popular summer holiday destination for British tourists, especially as the country is outside the ‘Eurozone’. A number of Britons are also attracted to Bulgaria in the winter by the growing ski resorts. As Bulgaria has become more popular the number of holiday illnesses we hear of has unfortunately increased. Guests have returned home complaining of a lack of even basic standards of health and safety which have left them struggling to cope whilst abroad and seeking legal advice immediately on their return home.

Holidaymakers who stayed at the Elenite Holiday Village in Bulgaria, during July and August 2010 returned home with gastric illness and upsetting complaints. The Elenite Holiday Village is also part of the complex which includes the ill fated Royal Park Hotel, Bulgaria, where Irwin Mitchell have successfully represented hundreds of holiday makers who suffered similar problems in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Irwin Mitchell have successfully acted for nearly 200 guests who fell ill at the resort in 2008.

We have successfully acted for holidaymakers who travelled to the Rui Miramar hotel in 2006. After bringing legal action against their Tour Operator, holidaymakers who travelled to the Riu Miramar hotel in the resort of Obzor in 2006 obtained Judgment after the Tour Operator admitted liability. Over 100 holidaymakers have received compensation after their holidays were spoilt by illness resulting from the poor conditions at the hotel

Irwin Mitchell would like to hear from you if you have suffered from any form of gastric illness after staying at the Royal Park hotel or any other hotel in Bulgaria.

For more advice on making a holiday illness claim, contact us on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.

See below for details of current illness at hotels in Bulgaria, or read about previous successful claims for people taken ill in Bulgaria:

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