Stupid Travel Complaints...

This article recently appeared in one of our local newspapers.  I just had to share...enjoy! 
A recent survey from Thomas Cook and the Association of British Travel Agents revealed 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent.
1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”
2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”
3. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food at all.”
4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.”
5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge overlooking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel “inadequate.”
6. A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she’d been locked in her hotel room by staff. In fact, she had mistaken the “do not disturb” sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.
7. “The beach was too sandy.”
8. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure.Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.”
9. A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.
10. “Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women.”
11. “We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for five euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.”
12. “No one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled.”
13. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England, it only took the Americans three hours to get home.”
14. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends’ three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller.”
15. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the accommodation.’ We’re trainee hairdressers — will we be OK staying there?”
16. “There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad.”
17. “We had to queue outside with no air conditioning.”
18. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”
19. “I was bitten by a mosquito, no-one said they could bite.”
20. “My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”


Brian Miller said…
wow...these are some sure fire idiots...what do you think you need at a water park...i want to see them try it naked on that hot plastic...
Sarah said…
I saw that on your facebook and had to share with my husband. Too funny!
Jody said…
One of my biggest pet peeves is going on holiday to Greece and seeing British tourists griping about there not being a full English Breakfast. Stay in England if that's what your looking for (and that goes for the custard creams too!)

These were funny, thanks for sharing.
R. Jacob said…
I am sure all those comments were said in all seriousness. Which is very sad and laughable too! If you don't mind I will copy and send this out in an email. This must be shared. Sadly, some people won't see the humor.
Anonymous said…
I'm with #7. Stupid sand on beaches.
LOL! #15 was hilarious! The one about curry was priceless. The things people complain about :)
Simply Suthern said…
We pay good money to complain.
CrazyCris said…

As a Spaniard I frequently get a laugh at people complaining about "siesta" time! :p

But I think the best is the "inadequate" honeymooner who was offended by the elephant! ;o)

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