Holidaymakers in a four-star Suncity Hotel in Turkey have been moved to new hotels following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Several guests at the hotel received a diagnosis of the waterborne illness upon return to the UK. Travel firm Tui has compensated guests with £100 as they were transferred hotels and the apologised for any inconveniences.
“We were made aware a small number of holidaymakers who returned to the UK have been diagnosed with Legionnaires Disease, following a stay at the Suncity Hotel in Olu Deniz. As per our standard procedures, we are working with the hotel management to conduct the relevant risk assessment. As a precautionary measure, all customers have been relocated to alternative accommodation,” said a spokesperson for Tui.
Tui stated, “We audit all of the hotels to which we operate to ensure they meet out high health and safety standards, and we would like to reassure customers that situations such as this are extremely rare,” and note the moves were precautionary.
Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection caused by inhaling contaminated drops of water.