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Keith at Tregenna
6th May 2013, 09:55 PM
Thought Ireland was pricey this trip: Got the lap top and looking in and see:

British tourists charged £54 for just FOUR ice creams in Rome café reigniting row about locals profiteering from holidaymakers;

Roger Bannister, brother Steven, and wives ordered four cones
They cost a staggering 16 euros a piece

Reignited a row in country about tourists being 'ripped off' by businesses


Read more: British tourists charged £54 for just FOUR ice creams in Rome café reigniting row about locals profiteering from holidaymakers | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320406/British-tourists-charged-54-just-FOUR-ice-creams-Rome-caf-reigniting-row-locals-profiteering-holidaymakers.html#ixzz2SYGM7BEP)

Neville Roberts
7th May 2013, 01:29 PM
if tourists dont watch whats going on then they deserve what they get .thats pretty dumb not asking what the price is before you order .especialy in a place like Roma .:confused:

Keith at Tregenna
7th May 2013, 01:41 PM
London in the seventies had similar, tourist were paying 99p for an Ice cream with a flake in, they thought the 99 sign was the price. Sounds cheap today but was a lot of money then.

K.

Louis the Amigo
7th May 2013, 05:38 PM
Hi shipmates, "Tourist" are today a cash cow for anyone to scam from the Taxi driver upwards, ref why is it now called The Tourist industry? . As many of us know you go to the tourist traps years ago, it was the same? Drinking in a dock-side bar was allways much cheaper for all us. a hotel/night club was top dollar. My daughter paid £8 to sit down in St marks square venice !!!! without a coffee in cafe, and in The alps paid £35, for a glass of wine, and a small bottle of local beer last year. Today if your a tourist they are out to take your money as quick as they can ? street beggars and local scammers are everywhere and pickpockets.