02 February 2009
Man awarded compensation after suffering sickness on holiday
A man from Weston was among those recently awarded compensation by travel firm First Choice, it has emerged.
Steven Young received £13,000 for the suffering he endured while staying at the Hotel Soviva in the north African country of Tunisia in May 2002, the Weston & Somerset Mercury reports.
The 42-year-old was one of 150 holidaymakers who took action against the company.
Travellers complained of suffering from diarrhoea and sickness while staying at the four-star hotel.
Mr Young said: "If First Choice had taken care of its customers in the first place and had listened to their concerns, then taking them to court could have been avoided."
A spokesman for the company said that the health and safety of customers is its "primary concern".
He added that, while he could not comment on the details of the case, First Choice no longer features the Hotel Soviva in its product offering.