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£5 million payout for British vacationers after food-poisoning

Published:Monday | July 22, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Almost a thousand British tourists stricken with food-poisoning while vacationing at the Bahia Principe resort in the Dominican Republic in 2007 have been compensated in the amount of more than £5.5 million.

The agreement is the latest in a number of settlements reached with tour operators Thomas Cook, Thomson, and My Travel with respect to hundreds of other cases of vacationers who claimed to have been afflicted by severe gastric illnesses.

On Wednesday, tour operators First Choice agreed to a £1.9-million settlement in claims brought by over 400 holidaymakers, including 60 children, who stayed at the hotel in the Dominican Republic.


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