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Most common holiday complaints revealed: Lack of free wi-fi is tourists' new pet peeve

I joined crowds of fellow travelers, mostly from mainland China, cramming into an aging ferry terminal in Hong Kong to board a hydrofoil ferry for the hour-long trip. Elsewhere, tens of thousands jammed border checkpoints with mainland China. The holiday, which began Friday, is the busiest time of year for the former Portuguese colony, which Beijing regained control of in 1999 and is the only place in China where casinos are legal. Celebrations include fireworks, lion dances and parades but the main draws are the 35 casinos that have made Macau the world's biggest gambling market. While tens of millions of mainland Chinese visit Macau annually, numbers surge during the holiday, often referred to as the world's biggest migration, when Chinese believe their luck at the baccarat tables is strongest. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Chinese Tourists Crowd Macau During Lunar Holiday

Checking in: Having access to wi-fi while on a break has become a key requirement for holidaymakers A new study has found that the average holidaymaker spends at least an hour a day of their down-time logging on to social media portals or checking other favourite websites. In fact, so obsessed are we with the online world that a new holiday annoyance hotels and resorts charging for wi-fi access has joined the more familiar worries that can have travellers reaching for complaint forms and their booking terms and conditions. Going on holiday? Compare the best buy travel insurance deals The survey was conducted by accommodation group Thistle Hotels, which asked 2000 people about their regular holiday peeves. The top frustration was still the issue symbolised by the manic face of Basil Fawlty, with 69 per cent of those questioned saying rude hotel staff were their key bone of contention. Arriving at your resort to find that your room is still being cleaned, and is not ready, was the second most common concern suggested by 45 per cent of respondees. But a sign of changing times is there at number three, with a very modern complaint being forced to pay for wi-fi causing grumbles with over a third of people (38 per cent). <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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