Holiday Puzzlers

[Picture of Travel Agents' window]I LOVE GOING ON HOLIDAY, BUT I HATE LOOKING FOR HOLIDAYS.

The websites are rubbish because they let you fill in forms online and then tell you that there is nothing — and you are left to wonder what particular thing was wrong — was it the dates or times? Perhaps it was the Airport (Glasgow? so you try Edinburgh, Pretwick, Newcastle and so on), was it the hotel or detination.  It is a nightmare of complexity!

Even the local travel agency in Shawlands is confusing.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  I took this picture in the window to illustrate the point that you look at two prices and cannot help but compare them.  It looks like Majorca for £229 versus Kos for £297 — but that is not true; Majorca is based on FOUR sharing, while Kos is based on TWO sharing.

Why can’t the website and cheap airlines be simpler and clearer?  Why can’t the adverts tell you the price of the holiday or individual price? It doesn’t seem to me to be beyond them.

 

Why Pay?

[Picture of Toy Trucks that advertise Tesco]TARGET THE CHILDREN!

You may recall that in our post entitled, “Power Message” from back in February 2008, we railed against toys that got brand names across to children.

Well, this is similar, but instead of pretend Black and Decker or Bosch tools, we have the supermarket (and its message) directly involved.

Click on the picture to enlarge.  You can buy a toy truck that says “You Shop We Drop” or “Why Pay More?”.

Things are getting worse when subliminal advertising is aimed at the children of the poor.

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