An Investigation into Gastrointestinal Upsets Among Package Holidaymakers in a Spanish Resort
Results of a study on the resort incidence of travelers’ diarrhoea among clients of Thomson Holidays showed an above average value for Benidorm Spain. In August of 1984 and 1985 the incidence was 30% and 31% respectively. In the regions of Costa Brava and Costa del Sol the corresponding rates were 17%–19%. The values were calculated from the answers to two health questions in a tour operator’s general client satisfaction questionnaire (CSQ). The definition of travelers’ diarrhoea was crude, including all tourists who indicated that they had diarrhoea during their holiday irrespective of severity or duration.