18 June 2015

The refugee's guide to summer holidays

Al Jazeera English

Some years back, Wanderlust magazine published a list of 20 "astonishing" complaints made by British holiday-makers to travel agents following excursions abroad.
These included: "The beach was too sandy," and "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry." Another traveller complained: "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England [but] it only took the Americans three hours to get home."
Some British tourists have now found further faults with international holiday destinations on account of the current overlap of high tourist season and high migrant season on certain picturesque Mediterranean isles.
A recent article in the Daily Mail Online details the tribulations of vacationers on the Greek island of Kos, where thousands of refugees and other "straggly migrants" have compromised the aesthetics of the landscape with no regard for the needs of Brits on package tours. READ MORE AT AL JAZEERA ENGLISH.