Recently, the holiday company known as Thomson had to pay compensation to 47 year old David Barnish, who took his wife and three daughters to the resort known as the Grecotel Park hotel in Kos, Greece. The trip had cost Barnish about 4000 GBP. It was pretty much a waste of money on the trip because Thomson had failed to disclose some “minor” details.
In a sense, their holiday was ruined. There was nothing physically wrong with the hotel. But, the hotel had “too many” German tourists. This was where the complaint that led to the lawsuit stemmed from. The majority of the tourists staying at the hotel were German. Everything was organized in German. Barnish and his family were pretty much screwed over since they did not know German.
The entertainment at the hotel was in German. There was nothing in English at the hotel. The service people and representatives only spoke in German as well. One could say it was an interesting “holiday” for Barnish.
Thomson neglected to let out that “teeny-weeny” detail about the tourists being mostly from Germany.
While Barnish dished out 4000 GPB, the English court rewarded him 750 GBP. That could be considered a “double-shaft.”
Though it seemed to be a “mistake,” it is in a sense understandable where Barnish is coming from. What Barnish said is pretty much common sense.
In a sense, this situation could mirror this one episode of the Ted Danson sitcom known as “Becker.” Becker’s assistant Linda books him a week long cruise. Linda was talking to her friend about wanting to go because of all these guys. But, Linda learns that it was a gay cruise holiday. However, Becker forgave her for the mess up.
After dishing out 4000 GBP, having to deal with a ruined vacation, and having to wait months for the lawsuit to go through, Barnish ends up with 750 GBP at the end.