Turkey has established itself as one of the most popular holiday destinations due to its mixture of beautiful beaches, exotic food and ancient culture. Turkey offers holidaymakers the chance to either experience lively nightlife and restaurants, enjoy a relaxing beach break or experience the country’s rich history. It’s an unfortunate fact that many holidaymakers visiting Turkey do not get to enjoy these experiences due to becoming ill.
Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in Turkey, with the food served at many resorts found to be under cooked or reheated leading to serious infections.
The most commonly reported illnesses are Salmonella, E. Coli and Campylobacter. These illnesses not only affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses. Although food safety guidelines exist, a large number of holidaymakers travelling to Turkey will still fall ill due to poor hygiene and food preparation.
Although all holiday makers visiting Turkey are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Tukey, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.