Consumer Group challenges deliberate ’Code Brown’ events at Holiday Hotels!

HolidayTravelWatch challenges the claim that UK Holidaymakers are deliberately defecating in hotel swimming pools!


Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"There is no room for sensationalism where health & safety is concerned!"

HolidayTravelWatch is concerned to read an article in the Daily Mail which appears to claim that a ’new craze’ of defecating in hotel swimming pools is ruining holidays; these are known as ’Code Brown’ events.

The article is written around a letter that was apparently circulated to hotel guests at the Holiday Village Read Sea in Egypt by First Choice. The letter notes that there has been an increase in the number of faecal events in the hotel’s swimming pool and advises dire consequences for those perpetrating such an act.

The newspaper article suggests that those committing this act are ’Rowdy teens, students and boozed up Brits’; the article further suggests that children as young as 10 are involved! It also notes the rise of similar events at the Holiday Village in Sarigerme in Turkey.

HolidayTravelWatch has reported on the nature of these so-called ’Code Brown’ events for many years and advise that there is nothing new in this story!

In its latest blog, HolidayTravelWatch challenges the article and demonstrates that there is no public evidence to support such a notion as a deliberate and organised ’ Code Brown’ event!

The Organisation is concerned about the health and safety regime that surrounds all hotel swimming pools and would be concerned that if these claims were true, that swift action against perpetrators has not been demonstrated for a number of years.

The Organisation is also concerned that such claims potentially lead to the scapegoating of holidaymakers and perhaps acts as a screen for other fundamental issues.

Frank Brehany, the Consumer Director for HolidayTravelWatch states:

“As we demonstrate in our latest blog, there is no evidence to support the notion that Brits are involved in an organised conspiracy to defecate in hotel swimming pools; if I am incorrect, then those that have subscribed to this article can prove me wrong!”

He concludes;

“This is an ’idea’ or point that has been repeated over many years but holidaymakers tell us that faecal accidents are regular occurences in the resorts they visit. We say the time has come for tour operators to put up or shut up and if there are fundamental issues affecting the health and well-being of their guests, to deal with those problems for the benefit of all - there is no room for sensationalism where health & safety is concerned!”



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