Saturday, October 18, 2014

Is Australia the world’s biggest rip off?

Would you pay $9 for a litre of water?

While Australia is one of the world's most popular holiday destinations, a recent photograph on social media has sparked an outrage on the costs for overseas tourists.

Chris Ledlin tweeted on his Twitter page, a photograph taken from a Novotel hotel of an 'Evian' branded water bottle with a price tag of $9 wrapped around the lid.

He also added: 'It’s shocking. Quick tip: always get your water from a supermarket. 100% cheaper.'

Seven News reports that 'Australia is gaining a reputation worldwide and it's not good. A place where holiday makers are ripped off.'

'The message to tourists is don't come back to Australia because it’s a rip-off place, everything is ridiculously expensive,' Australian businessman Dick Smith told Seven News. Full story...

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