British Families ‘Affected By Illness’ At Lindos Imperial On Rhodes

Holidaymakers Hit By Vomiting Bug At Five-Star Resort, According To Reports

21.08.2014

Around 50 British families are believed to be among hundreds of holidaymakers from across the world affected by an illness outbreak linked to the five-star Lindos Imperial resort on the Greek island of Rhodes.

The Daily Mail reports that holidaymakers have been affected by severe gastric symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea after staying at the hotel, with the problems apparently lasting for around ten days.

Management at the hotel have reportedly claimed that a maximum of 100 people had been affected by the problems. It is thought that first aid desks have been set up across the resort to help those with symptoms and provide information.

Many Britons are thought to have travelled to the resort after booking breaks through Jet2, with the tour operator now accepting requests for an early return and also offering alternative trips to those who were set to be travelling to the resort.

Expert Opinion
Reports have suggested a significant number of people have been affected by illness at this resort, so the fundamental priority must be to ensure these problems are brought under control and any further spread is prevented.

"Through our work on behalf of thousands of people affected by illness at hotels and holiday resorts every year, we have seen how sufferers not only suffer severe short-term symptoms but often develop long-term health issues as a result of what they have been through.

"The seriousness of such issues should never be underestimated and it is vital that the hotel and tour operators work quickly to both tackle these problems and provide reassurances that steps are being taken to prevent the issues from arising again in the future."
Suki Chhokar, Partner