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147 tourists were trapped for two days in a Turkish hotel

November 24 2008

147 elderly tourists from Belgium and France, two days stayed locked up in a hotel in Antalya, Turkey because of the bankruptcy of the tour operator does not pay for the room guests.

A group of tourists, most of them - the elderly, arrived in Turkey last week. However, the owner of the hotel, which had to settle pensioners demanded from each room to 275 euros. It later emerged that the company, tour operator Christophair, serving French and the Belgians, gone bankrupt and does not address the issue of paying tourists stay at the hotel.

Tourists spent the whole weekend, "trapped at the hotel, whose owner would not allow them to move into rooms. Documents holidaymakers have been "confiscated". "To get this amount (80 thousand euros for all the tourists), the management of institutions holding my client locked up" - said Richard Nauyokas, head of Belgian travel company Voyages a tout coeur.

According Nauyokasa, half the amount was paid from the funds of insurance travelers, but the hotel insisted on paying the whole amount at once. Today unlucky holidaymakers to leave Turkey at 12.40 local time, and at 16.30 landed at the airport of Liege, reports RIA Novosti .

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