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Holidaymaker pays for dishonest claim

Court finds sickness claim against Tui was fraudulent, writes Jill Sayles.

Jadeep Singh, 34, from Salford, Manchester who booked and went on a Tui holiday to Beach Palace, Cancun in Mexico was ordered to pay £10,000 plus costs after making fraudulent sickness claims against the company.

Singh, who went on the holiday for a wedding in November 2015 staying on an all-inclusive basis with a large group, claimed he fell ill and suffered illness caused by food and drink at the hotel. However, he did not disclose any photos from the wedding or his holiday and the witnesses also declined to bring any documents.

The investigation revealed evidence that contradicted the claim that Singh was ill and this was used in Manchester County Court which found him to be “fundamentally dishonest”. He was ordered to pay £10,000 by May 30, 2018 with additional costs on an indemnity basis.

Andrew Flintham, managing director at Tui UK & Ireland said:

“We have again showed our commitment in the fight against fraudulent holiday sickness claims. Despite the efforts we must go through to defend our industry and hotel partners we will continue to do so as we have a duty of care to protect honest holidaymakers.

“In this case the court has found that Jadeep Singh has brought a claim that is fundamentally dishonest and he has been ordered to pay our costs.

“We will continue to fight this issue bringing any similar cases to a court hearing and we hope that this sends out a clear message to anyone else considering making a fake sickness claim.”