Problem with plus signs (+) in external text file

I’m loading an external text file into my flash movie using the following code:

myData = new LoadVars();
myData.onLoad = function(){
TextAccommodation.htmlText = this.accommodation.split("\r").join("");


and it all works fine apart from it doesn’t display plus signs in the final SWF file (+). I’ve tried changing the external text file to use the HTML code for plus (+) but Flash doesn’t like that at all! Does anyone have any idea how I can make the plus signs display?

Thanks in advance.