The germans are coming help get me out of here !!!

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Found 31st May 2008
Briton wins damages for hotel with too many Germans LOL

LONDON (AFP) - A British holidaymaker was awarded compensation by a court because there were too many German tourists at the hotel he booked in Greece, newspapers reported Saturday.

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David Barnish, 47, paid 4,000 pounds (5,100 euros, 8,000 dollars) to take his wife and three daughters to a resort in Kos, but the family were unable to take part in entertainment or children's activities because they were only organised in the German language, the Daily Telegraph and Sun reported.

Barnish sued holiday company Thomson for breach of contract, claiming it had failed to disclose that the Grecotel Park hotel was used almost exclusively by Germans.

A court in the central English city of Stoke awarded him 750 pounds in compensation after a judge ruled that customers at a hotel featured in an English-language brochure should be provided for in their own language, the reports said.

Barnish told the papers: "I'm not racist. I wouldn't like to take my family holiday at a hotel over-run by English holidaymakers and the same would also apply if there were French or Spanish or any nationality.

"But everything from the leaflets telling you what's on in the morning to the people staying there, the language the reps spoke in and service was all in German."

Barnish said just 25 of the 700 guests at the hotel were English when his family stayed there in August 2007, and the remainder were mostly German.

A Thomson spokesman said in a statement: "We are sorry that Mr Barnish did not feel the entertainment on his holiday was what he expected."

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it wasn't really a case of too many germans.
it was that all kids clubs, all sports, and all entertainment were only in german

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it wasn't really a case of too many germans.it was that all kids clubs, … it wasn't really a case of too many germans.it was that all kids clubs, all sports, and all entertainment were only in german





Barnish said just 25 of the 700 guests at the hotel were English when his family stayed there in August 2007, and the remainder were mostly German.
Not the case of too many germans :w00t:

lol
true, but they won the case because the facilities were only aimed at germans, not because there were too many of them. what gets me is that his holiday cost £4k but his compensation was only £750.

All those sausages :oops:

Yeh read this earlier.

maybe they should have asked if there be English commentary on activities etc,did they aks before going etc.
News,its only half the story all the time,then you can read something and it changes later on.
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