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The Travellers’ Compensation

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

With the recriminations flying after the Icelandic volcanic eruption and e-mails from lawyers doing the rounds, the Sunday Telegraph, yesterday, ran the results of a survey of 24 tourist bodies and attractions. It revealed that over £2 million had been paid out over the last five years in compensation payments and legal fees. And this could be dwarfed by the compensation being considered by some airlines (over £1 billion) for having the airspace over much of Europe closed for over 6 days. Not to mention airline passenger claims.
Let me state from the outset that I am not opposed to compensation for any dereliction caused by attractions, organisations or whatever. Where it is justly deserved ,let it be paid and we, the taxpayers, as the ultimate source will have to grin and cough up. But there are some instances where bodies have probably paid because the legal costs of defending an action might have been higher.