Decision ID: 000285

In June 1993 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee accepted that if contamination of the beaches resulted in a reduction in tourist activity in a given town or village, it would probably affect all establishments of the same kind in the locality and that all hotels, restuarnats and shops in the same town or village should be treated equally in principle, independent of location. The Committee also considered whether a distinction should be made between tourism related businesses in villages and towns along a coast whose beaches were polluted and similar businesses in villages and towns along the same coast whose beaches were not polluted. The Committee decided that it would be appropriate to give equal treatment in principle to all claims for loss of income from businesses along the coast, independent of whether the village or town in which they were located was directly affected by the oil.

Date: 31.05.1993
Category: Pure economic loss (tourism)
Subject: Geographic proximity