Melbourne, Nov 10 : Travel agents are known for arranging proper traveling for people, but the complaints attended by them will make us witness the funny or may be the sad side of their work.
Travel specialists from around the world have now compiled a list of the most bizarre complaints by travelers, who can go to any extent to get compensation.
One travel agent received a complaint from a tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant and complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".
Another wacky complaint had a group of UFO-believers, who were holding a conference at a Novotel hotel, express their fears of being infiltrated by aliens because the locks on the meeting room doors had not been changed.
There was also a complaint filed by a guest at a Novotel in Australia who complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.
Another Aussie hotel was told by a football star that his hotel room overlooking Sydney's Manly beach was unsuitable because the sound of the sea kept him awake.
"By and large, Australians are pretty relaxed about travel and don't make many strange complaints or demands," News.com.au quoted Flight Centre spokesman Haydn Long, as saying.
"They're mostly good travellers who understand that things may be done differently to what they'd expect in Australia," he added.
But that did not stop one Aussie traveller from cribbing that his hotel room "was decorated in a feminine manner".
Other complaints included a panic-stricken dumb woman who called reception and angrily protested that she was locked in her room. Staff later discovered that the woman, who had never stayed in a hotel before, had read the "do not disturb" sign on the inside doorknob and assumed she should not open it.
According to one British travel company's survey, some travellers complained of not enjoying going away on holiday because foreigners "didn't want to speak English".