Thomas Cook and the Association of British Travel Agents compiled a list of the bizarre complaints, including one where a holidaymaker said he felt inadequate after seeing an aroused elephant, which in turn ruined his honeymoon.
It seems many British travellers aren’t used to beaches, with a tourist complaining that “the beach was too sandy” and another upset when they discovered fish swimming in the sea.
"No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled," the tourist said.
It seems some travellers also have a lot to learn about nature.
"I was bitten by a mosquito – no-one said they could bite," a holidaymaker complained.
In another complaint a British guest at a Novotel hotel in Australia said his soup was too thick and strong, not realising he had been supping from the gravy boat.
In an even stranger twist, one traveller blamed a hotel for her pregnancy.
"My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant,” the guest said.
“This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
Other complaints included “there are too many Spanish people in Spain” and “too much curry served in restaurants in India”.