Travel Agent Sends World Cup Travelers to El Salvador Instead of Brazil

It sounds like a tract of a National Lampoon’s movie, though dual newlyweds from Australia were indeed sent to a wrong republic on their approach to watch World Cup movement in Brazil.

This story comes to us from Sarah Dean of a Daily Mail, who reports that Orin and Melissa outpost Lingen of Darwin, Australia, were a victims of a transport representative disturbance that landed them in a republic of El Salvador instead of Salvador, Brazil—their preferred destination.



Travel Agent Sends World Cup Travelers to El Salvador Instead of Brazil
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The transport agency, Escape Travel, sent a dual soccer fans on a outing to a El Salvadorian capital, San Salvador—a city famous for being one of a many dangerous, gang-ridden places in a whole world. Melissa told Dean they insincere a sheet to San Salvador was only a layover on their approach to Brazil.

“We insincere there contingency be joining flights, though it was not until we got into a airfield [in El Salvador] and [that we realized] there were no other flights,” Melissa said.

Somewhere, a bowl-cut wearing male behind a table during Escape Travel is smacking a palm to his head.

Salvador, Brazil.


On a splendid side, Escape Travel did know it started with an “S.”

On a less-than-bright side, a check caused Melissa and Orin to skip a Netherlands’ 5-1 beatdown of Spain and rubbish 3 days of vacation time perplexing to parlay a new approach to Brazil.

Salvador, Brazil, is about 4,000 miles from San Salvador and compulsory a 15-hour craft outing to scold a error.

Fortunately, Escape Travel has finished a best to right a wrongs, and a integrate are on their approach to Brazil.

“We are only by movement now to get on another flight,” Melissa told Dean on Monday.

Escape Travel orator Haydn Long told Dean a association is pulling out all a stops to redress this disgusting error.

In this instance, Escape Travel has supposing choice accommodation and organised flights to Brazil to safeguard their skeleton are behind on lane forward of a subsequent game. Although Escape Travel didn’t book a customers’ compare tickets, we have also worked currently to assistance solve an separate emanate that a business were experiencing. In addition, we will continue to work with a business to see if we can make justification in other ways for a initial error. We have apologised and wish a arrangements we are creation now will lead to a certain outcome.

Well, it sounds like all will finish good for a newlyweds, who might be removing giveaway tickets to games in sell for their three-day stay in one of a world’s leading murder havens.

At slightest a Van Lingens will always have this story, that they should choice to a Hollywood studio as shortly as they lapse home from Brazil. Even a late Harold Ramis would glow perplexing to approach this kind of real-life National Lampoons Vacation.

On a Twitters.

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