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  • Skeptical Cynic
    August 15, 2012 - 06:58

    However, as per usual, with his grim, pessimistic cynical assessments David has again hit the nail right on the head - outside the St. John's urban areas the quality service deteriorates from generally good/fair to poor/downright appalling with scattered pockets of fair/good. Remember Patrick O'Flaherty's visitors guide to NL "Come Near At Your Peril"? The title was most appropriate.

  • David
    August 14, 2012 - 09:23

    The campaign brings people here, and then they're on their own. It is more a credit to the mood and good-natured spirit of many tourists that they enjoy their experience in rural Newfoundland. Very few Newfoundlanders have the first clue about travelling, tourism, people's expectations, or customer service. We do not have a 'world-class' anything....that word has been beaten into just a vaccous provincial tagline. Skating by on our fabled 'hospitality' is a very tired old crutch. All people expect service, they expect quality, they expect value for money. And someday soon, at least one travel writer is going to write a piece that reveals that the emperor has very little to wear. And when that happens, it will be too late to fix.

    • David the depressant
      August 14, 2012 - 12:06

      Wait, David is about to say something. Probably something insightful, maybe inspiring or wise. No, just some more of our local Newfie Negative Nancy.