When some US-Americans travel, they need a little more hand holding than others

Reply Sat 9 May, 2015 02:19 am
The following are the Top 20 Strangest Requests made of an ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) professional in the past year in no particular order:

1. Can you please book the honeymoon suite for us and another couple?

2. Can you please plan a honeymoon for me, my bride and my mother?

3. Can you guarantee that no pet has ever been in the hotel room?

4. Can I fish off of the cruise ship?

5. Do they speak English in Britain?

6. Can you book two rooms in different parts of the resort—one for me and my wife, and the other for my girlfriend?

7. Is our relationship like a client/lawyer relationship? (ASTA wonders if this is the same client who asked Question 6).

8. Does the crew actually sleep onboard the cruise ship?

9. Don’t tell my fiancé this is where I took my first wife for our honeymoon.

10. I would like to go somewhere where there are NOT a lot of men.

11. I’d like to meet Elvis.

12. I’d like to get married in the Caribbean on an island where the marriage is not legal in the U.S. (Again, we refer you to Question 6).

13. Will there be shadows on my face at 4 p.m. when the pictures are taken?

14. Will you watch my pet while I’m away?

15. Are there toll roads on the way to Hawaii?

16. How can I get to Europe without going by air or sea?

17. I’d like to visit Scotland and Denmark on the same trip. (Agent then tells client he does not have time in his schedule to travel the distance). But they’re only an inch apart on the map!

18. Can you set it up so that the whales jump in the background at the same time I’m proposing to my girlfriend?

19. Can you ask the airline to block the seat next to me so I can stretch out?

20. I don’t want a window seat on the plane because I just had my hair done.
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2015 03:06 am
@Walter Hinteler,

Do they speak English in Britain?

That's surprisingly common. I've been congratulated on my fluency in English, when people learn I'm from Scotland....more than once.
(But I was travelling round on the bus.)
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2015 03:34 am
How about Scandinavian complaints? Money back?!

1.I got a badly sunburnt. Why did you not tell us about the heat in Marocko?
2.We could not relax during our vacation. Other guests were so loud. You should have warned us when we booked the trip.
3. We compareed our 1 room apartment with our friends´3 room and their apartment was so much bigger. Can we get a refund?
4. There were too many foreigners in Spain - they all spoke Spanish even at the desk and the food was Spanish.
5. My husbond got so stressed on our vacation - topless was allowed on the beach. Should be forbidden
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Reply Sat 21 Nov, 2015 01:20 am
Great tips , thanks for sharing that . It was helpful to while travelling in USA .
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Reply Sat 21 Nov, 2015 03:21 am
Why is it so hard to get ice for my drinks?

What do you mean there is no AC?
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Reply Sat 21 Nov, 2015 06:17 am
Questions asked by tourists, or of tourists abroad, about the U.S.:

"You're from America? Do you know my cousin Patrick in Chicago?"

"Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii?"

"Was it always like that, or did they change it after JFK was President?" (Asked of a guide at Royal Gorge in Colorado, after saying that from a certain angle, one mountain peak looks like JFK's head.)

"Vermont is a state?"

"What state is Minnesota in?"
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Reply Sat 21 Nov, 2015 11:52 am
When Americans travel to the Netherlands, they can expect a little more than just hand holding. Maybe in Germany they're proud of the hand holding on offer. But as Americans we can do better.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Sat 21 Nov, 2015 12:06 pm
You can see couples holding hands here, but neither here in Germany nor in the Netherlands it is common to do so with visitors.
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