Top 20 commedy holiday complaints

Greetings!  I’m Nico Trimoff, manager of accessibility services at

As the busy summer season approaches, and we are not really too certain if or many persons will be traveling across the seas, I would like to brighten up your day with an article that pokes a bit of fun at holiday goers.
You can take it seriously or pay attention to it.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I’m Nico Trimoff your accessibility services manager wishing you a great day.
These are GENUINE from ABTA and Thomas Cook
20 of the most ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers to their travel
agent, taken from research by Thomas Cook and ABTA.
* A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted
a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast
ruined his honeymoon by making him feel “inadequate”.
* A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she’d been locked in
by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the “do not disturb” sign on the
back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.
* “The beach was too sandy.”
* A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and
strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.
* “Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined
as my husband spent all day looking at other women.”
* We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for five Euros (£3.50) from a street
trader, only to find out they were fake.”
* “No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were
* “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took
the Americans three hours to get home.”
* “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.”
* “I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends’
three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller.”
* “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the accommodation’. We’re
trainee hairdressers – will we be OK staying here?”
* “There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The
food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.”
* “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure
shows the sand as yellow but it was white.”
* “We had to queue outside with no air conditioning.”
* “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests
before we travel.”
* “I was bitten by a mosquito – no-one said they could bite.”
* “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does
not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”
* “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.”
* “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.”
* “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring
our swimming costumes and towels.”
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