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Tourist sues travel agent after falling sick in the DR

A British tourist who had to go to hospital after falling ill while on holiday has won a five-figure payout.

Dirk Ord spent two days in a hospital after suffering severe diarrhea, nausea, stomach pains, joint pains, headaches and cold sweats while in the Dominican Republic.

The 54-year old said that during his all-inclusive stay at the Dreams Resort & Spa he was concerned to see food left uncovered in the restaurant areas and he also spotted food being recycled at different meal times and fresh food being mixed in with old food.

Ord travelled to the resort in September 2012 with his partner Vanessa Rose Bailey, 50, his son Owen, nine, and nine of his friends to celebrate various events in their lives including his birthday.

However five days into his two-week holiday, he started to feel ill and visited the hotel’s medical staff, who sent him to hospital.

He continued to suffer health issues when he returned home to Seaton Deleval, Northumberland, England and has now been left with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and intolerance to dairy products and spices.

Ord says he feels “let down” by the tour company through which he booked his holiday.

According to Ord, Vanessa, who was a vegetarian, was the only one who was not ill.

Dirk and eight other holidaymakers in his group instructed expert travel illness lawyers to investigate the conditions at the Dreams Resort & Spa and they have now obtained a five- figure settlement for Dirk despite TUI UK Limited T/A First Choice denying liability for his illness.

Source: DR1,

May 3, 2016

Category: DR News |

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