09 February 2009
Family seek compensation after suffering illness on holiday
A family is seeking compensation after suffering from a gastric illness while on holiday in Bulgaria.
According to reports in the Manchester Evening News, Lee Simm and his wife and three daughters travelled to Bourgas, which is the country's fourth largest city and is located in the south-east.
They claim to have been forced to spend the week in bed suffering from a range of symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea.
Commenting on the experience, Mr Simm said it "ruined" their holiday.
A spokesperson for travel firm First Choice said: "We are genuinely concerned to hear of any illnesses reported in our properties.
"A specialist consultant, who made an immediate site visit as soon as we learned of the small outbreak of sickness, concluded that the illness was an airborne virus, akin to norovirus."
He added that the company closely monitors the hotels it deals with and has withdrawn the Royal Park Hotel from its 2009 programme.