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  • Rowdy Spring Breakers: Can't live with 'em; can't kill 'em.
  • So why was the agency at fault for this?
  • AverageAmericanGuy: So why was the agency at fault for this?


    Clearly because they failed to tell the vacationers that they would be going to mexico in the middle of a relatively new, unknown "holiday" that isn't widely celebrated. Spring Break... pfft... it's not even on the calendars!
  • AverageAmericanGuy: So why was the agency at fault for this?


    As a lawyer, I'm kinda curious about the "moral damages" the plaintiffs got.

    Any Canadian Farkers want to enlighten us?
  • Is this part of a Far Cry 3 promotion?
  • i got nothing. i've never used a travel agency. i just go places and get what I get.

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  • Lansydyr: AverageAmericanGuy: So why was the agency at fault for this?

    Clearly because they failed to tell the vacationers that they would be going to mexico in the middle of a relatively new, unknown "holiday" that isn't widely celebrated. Spring Break... pfft... it's not even on the calendars!


    I wondered where they all went to, once the Redneck Riviera started cracking down, and trying to be only for families during Spring Break. Hell, we only get 3 or 4 stories now about balcony diving or Burger King rampages. Now, I'll start watching more news reports from Mexico.
  • AverageAmericanGuy
    So why was the agency at fault for this?


    Probably because they're the contract partner of the tourists, i.e. the ones who sold them the whole package including the stay at the hotel.
    It's not like you can say "I want my money back" to the hotel if the hotel isn't the one who got your money.
  • AverageAmericanGuy: So why was the agency at fault for this?


    Presumably for accommodating grown ups in a hotel which they knew was used by drunken students.
  • just like a long running Elephants turd.
  • The Voice of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy
    So why was the agency at fault for this?

    Probably because they're the contract partner of the tourists, i.e. the ones who sold them the whole package including the stay at the hotel.
    It's not like you can say "I want my money back" to the hotel if the hotel isn't the one who got your money.


    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?
  • The lead photo and caption is phenomenal.

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    US STUDENTS ON THEIR SPRING BREAK ENJOY DRINKS AT A BEACH IN MEXICO
  • AverageAmericanGuy: The Voice of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy
    So why was the agency at fault for this?

    Probably because they're the contract partner of the tourists, i.e. the ones who sold them the whole package including the stay at the hotel.
    It's not like you can say "I want my money back" to the hotel if the hotel isn't the one who got your money.

    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?


    Because the agents should have known better than to send non-partiers to that hotel. Pretty much the only reason left to deal with travel agents these days is to have someone familiar with your desired destination send you to a place that you will enjoy. A travel agent should know which hotels in a particular area cater to the spring break crowd and which ones cater to tourists. If your travel agent can't manage that, you may as well book the whole trip thru Expedia.
  • jtown: AverageAmericanGuy: The Voice of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy
    So why was the agency at fault for this?

    Probably because they're the contract partner of the tourists, i.e. the ones who sold them the whole package including the stay at the hotel.
    It's not like you can say "I want my money back" to the hotel if the hotel isn't the one who got your money.

    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?

    Because the agents should have known better than to send non-partiers to that hotel. Pretty much the only reason left to deal with travel agents these days is to have someone familiar with your desired destination send you to a place that you will enjoy. A travel agent should know which hotels in a particular area cater to the spring break crowd and which ones cater to tourists. If your travel agent can't manage that, you may as well book the whole trip thru Expedia.


    Thank you. Said it better than I could.
  • AverageAmericanGuy
    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?


    I guess they're probably responsible that the product they sell meets certain expectations - especially since you can't inspect the product beforehand and have to buy in good faith, trusting them that the "nice, bright and roomy suite in a luxury hotel" isn't a windowless broom cupboard in the cellar of some mold-covered shiathole.
  • I thought our tort law system had gone batshiat crazy, but I think Canada may have pulled ahead.......
  • agreeing to goto mexico in the first place was a mistake. having a bad time is justified.
  • Ahh Riveria Maya... Just another name for Cancun. Don't let them fool you!

    The El Dorado btw does not cater to the college crowd, btw. Too cost prohibitive.
  • jtown: AverageAmericanGuy: The Voice of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy
    So why was the agency at fault for this?

    Probably because they're the contract partner of the tourists, i.e. the ones who sold them the whole package including the stay at the hotel.
    It's not like you can say "I want my money back" to the hotel if the hotel isn't the one who got your money.

    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?

    Because the agents should have known better than to send non-partiers to that hotel. Pretty much the only reason left to deal with travel agents these days is to have someone familiar with your desired destination send you to a place that you will enjoy. A travel agent should know which hotels in a particular area cater to the spring break crowd and which ones cater to tourists. If your travel agent can't manage that, you may as well book the whole trip thru Expedia.


    word up.

    That being said, I know how to avoid spring breakers. No, not TripAdvisor, though that's what any person with half a brain would do. I just go to a more expensive hotel.


    /last place I stayed in Mexico was seized by the Mexican gov't.
    //I'll miss you, Ocho Tulum!
    ///oh wait... they've reopened! I guess they finally paid off the right people
  • The Voice of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy
    That explains why these people are suing the agency, but why is the agency responsible for their enjoyment of the vacation?

    I guess they're probably responsible that the product they sell meets certain expectations - especially since you can't inspect the product beforehand and have to buy in good faith, trusting them that the "nice, bright and roomy suite in a luxury hotel" isn't a windowless broom cupboard in the cellar of some mold-covered shiathole.


    That wasn't their complaint though. Apparently it's the travel agent's fault that they didn't book enough non-college partiers into the hotel.

    I didn't even know travel agents still existed. This one might not after this.
  • Omahawg: i got nothing. i've never used a travel agency. i just go places and get what I get.



    Yup. I've done Britain, Hong Kong, and Bali quite nicely without a silly travel agent. Tours included. The interweb has places that help one decide on what hotels and adventures might be best for you. I find you can customise the experience much nicer doing it yourself, not to a travel agents tastes.

    I also like to leave a hefty percentage of the trip simply "open". I tend to find the most interesting experiences in that space.
  • What is this 'vacation' thing you are talking about? How does one go about getting one? Are they expensive?
  • plc5_250: What is this 'vacation' thing you are talking about? How does one go about getting one? Are they expensive?


    I have been told it is a longer time away from work than this "weekend" thing I am still trying to track down.
  • If you choose to vacation in Mexico, you deserve what you get.

    /deepest apologiest to Mexican farkers
    //Mexico is not safe
  • Apos: Rowdy Spring Breakers: Can't live with 'em; can't kill 'em.


    That would come as a surprise to Natalee Holloway.
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