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Posted by Boghound on July 10, 2011


German tourist tries to sue over sunlounger

A disgruntled German tourist attempted to sue a holiday firm after his sunlounger was given to another guest.

The man complained to a court in Munich that he had been discriminated against when the sunlounger he had used for the majority of his stay at a hotel in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was allocated to another tourist.

But the court ruled as the sunbed was hotel property, the resort could give it to whoever they liked.

The compensation bid for loss of sunbed formed part of wider legal complaint by the German tourist.

He had originally taken the holiday firm to court after he was subjected to a stage show at his hotel featuring goose-stepping Nazis giving the Hitler salute.

The unnamed tourist claimed that the show had discriminated against Germans and made him feel unwelcome. He demanded 25 per cent of £616 cost of his holiday, plus an additional £450 in compensation for having his holiday ruined.

The sunbed incident occurred after the cabaret, and, the tourist argued, may have been linked to anti-German sentiment fostered by the show.

But his bid for significant compensation failed, when the court ordered the holiday firm to pay him a token amount of £30.

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