According to Sky News, an inquiry led by Mr Justin King, will conclude that tour operators and ABTA (the industry regulator) will need to provide more transparency in their safety checks and measures to reassure consumers. This comes following a report initiated by the holiday tour operator Thomas Cook.
Peter Frankhauser, the Chief Executive officer of Thomas Cook had asked for this report to take place following the tragic death of two children in Corfu in 2006. The children, Bobby and Christi Shepherd lost their lives as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning which occurred as a result of a boiler that was not in working order. The person responsible for maintaining the boiler was deemed to be at fault for the incident and for not keeping the equipment in working order.
Appearing on Sky News, Mr Frankhauser gave his responses to the incident back in 2006, and to the fact that it had taken Thomas Cook 9 years to issue an apology to the family of Bobby and Christi Shepherd.