Campaign starts against false Europe illness claims

first_imgBonded Coach Holidays (BCH) has signed up to support Travel Weekly and ABTA’s campaign to fight back against false illness claims and other travel-related insurance claims.The claims are mainly on European holidays and often refer to alleged incidents of up to two-three years earlier, with the hope that there are no records.At a recent conference, tour operators and their associated hotels were warned to tighten up their record-keeping.They were told that claims are being driven by claims management companies whose ability to get substantial costs in UK personal injury cases has been limited. This has created a loophole in the law which means legal costs are not limited for personal injury claims overseas.The claims are so frequent that certain hotels in Spain and Italy are refusing to take all-inclusive UK holidaymakers. The claims are very likely to drive up the cost of travel insurance and holidays.Over 130 businesses, including major tour operators, have signed up to the campaign, which is lobbying the government.With 95 members, the BCH scheme is run by the Confederation of Passenger Transport.For more information contact John Miller at [email protected]last_img read more

In Brazil: Ludogorets signed with Botafogo midfielder

first_imgLudogorets has finalized the transfer of midfielder Alex Santana, claims Globoesporte. The 25-year-old Brazilian has already initialed with the Eagles. Razgrad will pay Botafogo 78,000 euros for the player’s rights.At the same time, their Brazilian will get defender Rafael Forster. Negotiations took place during Botafogo’s semi-finals against Fluminense for the Rio Cup.Alex Santana recorded 53 games and scored 11 goals for Botafogo. He was attracted by Internacional.Ludogorets is interested in a football player of Schalke 04The Eagles can be reinforced again with a Bundesliga playerlast_img