What are tourists complaining about during their holidays?
When we go on holiday, we expect the best service for our money. But it is not unusual that we return home disappointed with the service, accommodation, beaches, etc. However, some of the tourist’s complaints to travel agencies are pretty incredible, even bizarre!
Excited elephant with five legs
The British are known as very petty and demanding tourists, but these complaints addressed to the local tourist agencies have adopted any measure. One man complained that he failed “honeymoon” as he and his wife in a park saw an excited elephant, which he considered as an extremely unpleasant sight.
It seems that the British are not used to the beaches either. So one couple complained that there “beaches were too sandy”, while another had trouble with “too many fish swim in the sea”.
Moreover, one woman said: “The topless shall be prohibited. I failed my holidays because my husband was watching the other woman all the time.”
Guests often complain about hotels. One customer complained that in hotel’s restaurant was served “too strong and thick soup”, not realizing that he ate the sauce pan. The same hotel won another incredible complaint. A couple in fact, blamed hotel room for the pregnancy. “My girlfriend and I booked a double-bedded room and get accommodation with a double bed. Her pregnancy is a direct consequence of this.”
The man in Portugal even complained that his bed was too comfortable, which cause him to sleep during the entire holiday instead of using his time in the best possible way.
The topless shall be prohibited!
“I bought Ray-Ban sunglasses for five euros from a street trader but it turned out to be false!” – “The brochure says: ‘Without the hairdressers’. We have completed the hairdressing course. Does this mean that we can not stay at a hotel?!? ” – “It took us nine hours to arrive from Jamaica to England. Americans took only three hours” – are only a few of many incredible complaints.
Some obviously find it difficult to accept the local customs, food or even the fact that in Spain there are too many Spanish people. “There are too many Spaniards”, one man said after his summer vacation in Spain. “The receptionist speaks Spanish, the food is Spanish and there are too many foreigners.” In addition, he said: “Store owners are very lazy. Often I need something from the store at the time of siesta but they do not work then. This custom should be banned!”
Curry? No, thanks!
Another tourist complained: “On my holiday in India I was shocked that all restaurants serve curry. I hate spicy food!”
Lastly, even the sand on the beach may disappoint someone’s expectations: “The sand was not like what it was in the brochure. In the picture it was yellow, and in fact is white.”