Tour operators compensate UK travellers

Five tour operators have agreed to pay more than £2.5 million to hundreds of Britons who fell ill at the Beach Club Hotel in Torremolinos between 2000 and 2003.The claim was made by 790 holidaymakers against operators including Thomson and Thomas Cook, after they contracted illnesses ranging from norovirus to salmonella poisoning.

Thomson and Thomas Cook had initially denied any liability but eventually offered an out-of-court settlement at the end of last year. Some of the compensation is being met by the hotel itself.