My best friend booked to go in a group of 12 (adults and children) to Meeru resort for her mum's 70th birthday next month. They booked through Thomson months ago and specifically asked for beach villas - it's only now that the tickets have arrived they've found out they've been allocated garden rooms instead which they really didn't want. Thomson admit it's their mistake but say all the beach villas are now full and are only offering £40 per person compensation or a refund if they don't go. My friend's mum is so upset because this was her holiday dream trip and £40 just seems a laughable amount. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what my friend could do - is it worth contacting the resort direct for help? She doesn't even how to work out the difference in value of the different accommodations because the holidays are no longer available to book. What do people think is reasonable to ask for in this situation? Many thanks.