Holiday heaven or hell? Funny complaints from holidaymakers. 10 mins ago WHILE complaints from holidaymakers are to be expected in the travel industry, the criticisms of some might leave you dumbfounded. This list on Wanderlust Travel Magazineâ€™s website reveals 20 of the funniest and concerning complaints received by travel companies.
BEFORE invoking the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) to complain about perceived inferior products or treatment, be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a consumer. â€œThe CPA may be there to protect you when youâ€™re buying goods and services, but itâ€™s not a free ticket to complain. Consumers need to understand they also have responsibilities before laying a complaint against a retailer, manufacturer or distributor,â€? said consumer goods and services ombudsman, Advocate Neville Meville.
According to communications officer, Captain Louise Le Roux, trends show that housebreakings take place from 8am to 4pm while residents are at work and business breakings happen from 10pm to 6am. â€œAluminium sliding doors are broken open as are windows in the home and at businesses, front gates are forced open, main entrance doors are broken, as well as windows and roofs. Poorly lit areas on the sides of buildings, back yards and bushy areas make it easier for criminals to strike undetected.â€?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".