Hotel Pranks Guests With Fake Terrorist Attack
ExpressUK is reporting that a hotel overseas clearly has no concept of what is and isn’t appropriate in these days and times…
Hotel staff charged into a restaurant at the First Choice Holiday Village Alithon in Cyprus wearing dark clothes and brandishing toy firearms.
The prank came mere two days after the Istanbul airport terror attack where 45 people were killed and just four days after the first anniversary of the Tunisian beach attack which left left 38 people dead – including 30 Britons.
Furious holidayer Bernard Heald, from Bolton, was present at the time of the prank.
The 66-year-old posted online: “Not happy, men bursting into dining room firing guns and frightening people. It was in real bad taste after the events at Ataturk airport and shootings at other resorts.
“Been coming here as a family for the past four years but will be seriously considering going elsewhere in future. Totally disgusted, could have given someone a heart attack.”
Says another mother:
“My son is 12 and is well aware of the news and bombings.
“It’s taken us years to get him to fly as he’s so scared. Recent events have made this worse.
“Hearing this now going on as a ‘joke’ in this hotel has made my blood boil.
“If it wasn’t for the fact we fly so soon I’d have changed hotel.”
In an “apology” the hotel says:
“This account of events is concerning to hear and we would like to apologise to guests who were present.
“First Choice can confirm that changes have been made to our entertainment programme with immediate effect and guidelines have been re-issued to our resort teams.”
Not a single person in the hotel, management, staff, corporate, no one stopped to say that this was a bad idea? People are completely clueless. SMFH.
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