03 July 2018

Travel complaints

"These complaints are all taken from a survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA, revealing 20 of the most ridiculous complaints holidaymakers made to their travel agent."
2: "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."

3: "The beach was too sandy."

4: "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."

6: "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."

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."

19: "We had to queue outside with no air conditioning."

20: "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."
More at the link. I suspect some of the respondents are trolling Thomas Cook.


  1. looooongtime reader, first time commenter - i just feel the need to assure you that all of these complaints sound accurate to me.

    Worked Too Long In Customer Service

  2. 12: "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

    I have witnessed this firsthand. Was on a cruise and took a kayak tour on some Caribbean island. At some point, we got out of the kayaks and our friendly tour guide scooped some wildlife from the lagoon. A sea cucumber, a conch, an upside-down jellyfish - the stuff that's easy to hold. Some teenager was screaming of fear that she did not dare to walk in the water because there were creepy crawlies in there. Wailing, screaming crying. Level 'favorite boy band ends'. When offered to hold the conch, she completely panicked, torn between the impossible choices of running away (impossible because of the creepy crawlies in the water) and holding the conch (impossible because I don't know).

    Thank god the kiddo didn't find out there were mating alligators and sharks around as well.

  3. Having worked in both the major theme parks in Orlando, I believe that most of these are probably not trolling, but actually true. If I had a nickel for every time I heard people ask if they would get wet on Splash Mountain... well, I'd have a lot of nickels, that's for sure.


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