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Bahamas tragedy: Simon Calder verdict on hotel air conditioner risk – ‘very difficult'

TravelBahamas tragedy: Simon Calder verdict on hotel air conditioner risk - ‘very difficult'


“That’s a much more significant risk. The way that these things work is that of course every country has its own rules that have to be followed.

“But above all that, the package travel regulations in the UK mean that if you are going with a British company, TUI, Jet2, Virgin Holidays or whoever, they have a duty of care absolutely to make sure that you are going to be safe.

“So they will actually go round with their own very rigorous safety inspections but ultimately very sadly there is no way to be absolutely sure what the condition of the equipment is and if there is one in a million faults that happens, it’s very very difficult to prevent that completely.”



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