One of the blocks at Alcudia's Bellevue, which has been a target for claims farmers. | Andrew Ede
There is further news from Abta, the Association of British Travel Agents, and this has to do with the rise in the number of "ambulance-chasing" holiday illness claims. This is an issue that was highlighted in the summer, initially in the Canaries and subsequently in Majorca. The hoteliers federation here listed law firms in the UK (all of them in the north-west of England in the Liverpool and Manchester area) who were involved in "encouraging" tourists to lodge fake claims for food poisoning and gastric complaints. This list has not been made public; at the Bulletin we have seen a copy of the communication the federation sent out. Their "agents" were operating predominantly at well-known and large all-inclusive complexes in Alcudia, Magalluf and elsewhere.