Grandfather receives £2.5k compensation after Dominican holiday in hell - A grandfather who fell ill with food poisoning during his holiday in the Dominican Republic has won £2,500 in compensation.

Geoff Clarke, 78, from Essex, and his family fell ill at the four-star Bahia Principe Hotel.

Speaking to This Is Total Essex, Mr Clarke said: "We were there for two weeks but it was only after three days that we started feeling really ill. It was a disaster and not a holiday at all."

A family from West Yorkshire has also won a share of £1.9 million compensation after staying at the same hotel.

Todmorden News reports that the Ward family contracted acute gastro-enteritis, suffering agonising stomach cramps, sickness and diarrhoea during their holiday.

Guests complained that there was a complete lack of hygiene, with cockroaches and vermin around the hotel, food covered in flies and overflowing toilets.

Tourism officials in the Dominican Republic released a statement about the health and hygiene at its resorts.

According to TravelMole, the Dominican Republic Tourist Board said "hygiene in its hotels is of the highest order and follows UK standards, as formulated by the British consultant hired under recommendation from the World Tourism Organisation".

"We deeply regret that these visitors did not experience the true Dominican Republic warm hospitality and high service that we aim to offer all guests to our shores.

"We would like to assure visitors that this experience is the exception to the rule and not in keeping with our high standards and expectations that the Dominican Republic and hotels offer our valued visitors."


Dominican Watchdog Note - Dominican officials have no interest, for them its just about corruption and finding the next investor to steal from. They will say anything to protect their tourist industry, including "it's safe" despite random attacks and murders of foreingers listed here on Dominican Watchdog!!!


Problems with travel insurance in the Dominican Republic(Update 3) Mike is dead!


A dispute between the hotel Riu Palace in Punta Cana and the travel insurance company "Travel Underwriters" about who has to pay the USD 70,000 air ambulance back to Canada has left a young Canadian man stranded and confined to a hospital bed with bleedings in his brain. Update 2 -  Mike died in his hospital bed in the Dominican hospital....., Update 3 - Travel Underwriters say sorry!......


963 British tourists with food-poisoning in DR compensated over £5.5 million


TRAVEL WARNING - HOLIDAY IN HELL !!! The damages paid by UK tour operators in 963 cases relating to the 2007 Bahia Principe resort in the Dominican Republic now exceed £5.5 million, the law firm was quoted as saying, adding that it has also pursued other claims relating to guests at the same hotel between 1997 and 2012.....


British tourists hold sit-in at Dominican resort after locals "destroy everything"


HOLIDAY in HELL - 160 British holidaymakers have staged a sit-in at the luxury five-star ClubHotel Riu Merengue in Puerto Plata after "drunk and rowdy" locals turned up and urinated in the swimming pool, ate the buffet food and caused "chaos and destruction."  WATCH VIDEO - Angry tourist told the Daily Mirror that his £12,000 family holiday with Thomson was ruined by the Dominicans......


Holiday illness victim wins record £240k compensation


The 66-year-old from Accrington was eating a red snapper for dinner and bit into a black worm wrapped around the insides of the fish. She started feeling ill not long after and eventually suffered temporary blindness and organ failure. She was left disabled as a result of contracting bacterial gastroenteritis while at the Hacienda Tropical Beach Resort(Puerto Plata) in the Dominican Republic seven years ago. Since the incident Mrs Rushton has written a semi-autobiographical book entitled "To Hell and Back, and Back Again", which she hopes to publish soon......


WARNING! Too many tourists & foreign investors are killed in Dominican Republic - Body Count: 30, Who is next? Canadian civil war world blogger calls DR the world's most dangerous country!

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