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THEY say honesty is the best policy, but maybe not when it comes to trying to promote a destination for tourism.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair recently found itself some in hot water after being a little too honest in its description of Palermo, one of the carrier’s destinations served in Italy.
A number of complaints were sent from the Palermo council, bosses of the airport and local townspeople after seeing their little town described as having been “dominated for many years by the mafia and poverty”.
Despite adding “the city has reclaimed a place among European cultural cities,” the carrier has apologised, saying content came from a third party, had escaped internal checks and didn’t reflect its own views.