Copied from the EuroBirdnet....
An interesting idea from Italy!!
I sat back and tried to think of a way that a group of thousands of people could hit back hard at the Maltese government and
it came to mind....
When you pass a tourist / travel agency and you have a minute to spare, pop in and ask for "all
your brochures on travel and tourism in Malta". Advertising is a major overhead in the tourism business... it costs.
Once you have a good bagful take them to the recycling. Each time you pass a travel agency go in and ask for some more, week-in,
When they won't give you any more send your wife / husband / kids in.
Ask them (the Maltese tourist
authority) to send a really lovely big pak of info, to you... your friends... your mum and aunties...wherever they may be...
it's what Hotmail, Yahoo and the others e-mail addresses are for.... and recycle it.
One-off glossy brochures are very expensive to produce
and you'll be depriving other potential visitors to Malta of the possibility to see the material.
I'll probably get
some flak for this suggestion but if it begins to spread and bite you can be sure of a legislative reaction on the part of
the Maltese. Please forward this message to sympathetic groups and individuals and do your part. Malta is small (400,000 people...
not Spain or Turkey) and more than 10% of the total population is employed in
tourism-related activities. Every trashed
brochure is a little victory, a little nudge to the legislators and law-enforcement agency that the political support enjoyed
by the hunters doesn't pay the bills.
Regards to all