Hotel owners in Turkish resorts are employing investigators and installing cameras to tackle false compensation claims by British holidaymakers
- Hotels, it’s been reported, are now recruiting staff with ‘detective skills’
- Teams tasked with probing allegations of food poisoning have been set up
- Loopholes in UK legal system drives hoteliers in popular destinations ‘crazy’
Hotel owners in Turkish resorts have started employing detectives and installing cameras because they are so fed up of British tourists making false compensation claims.
Hoteliers along Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts – popular among sun-seeking Brits – have even set up teams tasked with probing allegations of food poisoning and injuries.
Bulent Bulbuloglu, deputy chair of the Federation of Turkish Hoteliers, says members offering all-inclusive packages are recruiting staff with ‘detective skills’.
Hotel owners in Turkish resorts have started employing detectives and installing cameras because they are so fed up of British tourists making false compensation claims (file image)
He told the Daily Sabah: ‘If a tourist claims they fell ill from eating hotel food, they have reports on the state of the food and state of other customers who consumed the same food.
‘They have set up cameras everywhere to counter allegations that tourists slipped on floors and have reports prepared on the nature of floors, including if they are slippery or not.’
Mr Bulbuloglu says UK tour operator contracts allow them to deduct court fees from payments to hoteliers if they are forced to shell out compensation.
Bulent Bulbuloglu, deputy chair of the Federation of Turkish Hoteliers, says members offering all-inclusive packages are recruiting staff with ‘detective skills’
He admits it’s not just Brits making fraudulent claims, but said loopholes in the UK legal system ‘drives fellow hoteliers in Spain, Morocco and other popular destinations crazy’.
In April 2016 Leon Roberts, 38, and mother-of-two Jade Muzoka, 27, claimed some £3,000 in damages after a break in the Turkish resort of Belek.
They claimed they were laid low with vomiting and diarrhoea
But the pair, from Derby, were caught out when they posted social media pics showing them enjoying the trip they claimed was a nightmare.
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