Now us brits like a good moan from time to time but going on your holiday should be a fun and exciting time. A chance to get out and see the world and all it’s beauty. But that’s not the case for these British holidaymakers, read the bizarre complaints made to their tour operator…
1) Upon arrival in Portugal, one British family told their holiday rep of their distress at the sunny weather and complained that they were too “hot and sweaty” in their holiday clothes!
2) One man told staff of his irritation at the number of holidaymakers who travelled with plain black suitcases, hindering his attempts to find his own plain black suitcase on the airport conveyor belt!
3) Another woman wrote in to complain that her plane journey was a disappointment because the sky was far too cloudy, impeding the view for her and her children and spoiling their game of eye-spy!
4) Following a trip to a local theme park, another woman wrote to the travel agent to complain that the Log Flume ride made her feet wet and the sun was so strong that her ice cream melted too quickly!
5) One couple criticised the excellent children’s entertainment at their resort – so good, in fact, that their children didn’t want to spend any time with their parents!
In response to these bizzare complaints, the tour operator Sunshine.co.uk released the statement: “As much as we would like to guarantee that any problem will be dealt accordingly to prevent it from happening again, the weather, the alcohol being too strong, ice cream being too cold or planes flying too high are unfortunately completely out of our control!”*
* Source – The Telegraph (Sep 09)
It’s easy to forget in all the excitement of booking your holiday, the importance of taking out holiday insurance – even if you have a valid European Health insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC will not cover you for any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as repatriation to the UK or lost or stolen property. So ensure you take out adequate holiday insurance for visits to all countries.
You can purchase great value holiday insurance direct at 24/7 travel insurance. For a 3-day break in Europe, it will cost you just £5.32** – a small price to pay to really relax and enjoy your holiday all the more!
**Premium £5.32 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an individual aged under 55 taking out a Standard Single-trip 24/7 travel insurance policy for 3 days in Europe excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (September 2009) and are subject to change.