Budget Travel queries rival

 

The Director of Consumer Affairs, Mr Bill Fagan, has written to Budget Travel, saying he will investigate "as a matter of urgency" claims by Thomson Holidays that it is offering the cheapest sun holidays on the market. A Budget Travel spokesman said yesterday it had requested the director to examine its rival's claims.

The UK's biggest tour operator is newly arrived on the Irish market. It says its superior buying power makes it possible to offer cheaper prices.