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Travel Law Solicitor Calls for Higher Standards


Specialist travel law solicitor Andrew Morton, from Manchester law firm, Pannone LLP has called for demanding health and safety standards to be imposed on hotels by tour operators, following the tragic death of a 71 year old British tourist whilst on holiday in Italy.

Geoffrey Appleyard, from Evesham in Worcestershire, was one of 30 tourists who fell ill from suspected food poisoning after eating seafood at the luxury Grand Hotel at Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda. Mr Appleyard fell ill soon after dinner and despite being rushed to hospital, he sadly died. Of those affected, 16 people remain in hospital.

Andrew Morton said, “We deal with literally hundreds of cases of tourists being struck down with illness on holiday every year. The vast majority contract their illnesses through poor standards of hygiene in hotels and restaurants. Mr Appleyards tragic death illustrates the particular vulnerability of the elderly and very young when struck down by virulent infections.”


 Grand Hotel
 Gardone Riviera
 Lake Garda
 Geoffrey Appleyard

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