No one ought to be amazed at these quotes from the travel article within the TimesOnline.co.united kingdom (March 2008) by Stephen Bleach:
“Massive discounts on cruises were uncovered like a disadvantage a week ago after leading line Fred Olsen accepted it’d not offered just one cruise at full cost for any year.”
An additional quote in the md from the line, Mike Rodwell:
“the large American operators began it and also the rest needed to follow.”
Another surprise. On a single laptop page because this excellent article were three Google ads offering:
“Cruise Deals. Search The Very Best Online Cruise Deals. Read Reviews & Book Online Today.” Adopted by:
“Cruise Discounts 75% Off, All cruise companies, all destinations.” And the other:
“Huge Alaska Cruise Purchase, Free Upgrades, Exclusive Deals & More with Guaranteed Cheapest Prices!”
The travel operators behind these advertisements must think the travelling public is naive or perhaps stupid however they would most likely not rely on them if they didn’t work.
Also, these Google ads were run against a really negative, but truthful article about misleading advertising for cruises.
The travelling public remains given disdain by travel operators and advertising companies, not just by cruise companies and airlines but by all kinds of travel suppliers. What is more misleading and false advertising than an air travel advertising their fares in headlines that shout out:
“$49. one-method to Smithville” IN LARGE PRINT, after which:
‘based on return purchase, plus all taxes, surcharges for fuel, surcharges for security, checked baggage is extra, seat selection charges, and so on as well as on.” One more thing, have fuel surcharges been reduced enough?
Not just cruise prices and airfares but additionally consider hotel prices that frequently requires much analysis in regards to the offered discounts:
“75% off! But from what? A rack-rate that’s rarely billed?
And, why are you able to frequently get cheaper rooms in an online reservation office than in the hotel front desk even if you have been in their lobby and able to book?