A geographically challenged newlywed — who canceled his $80,000 African safari honeymoon for fear of Ebola, even though he would be traveling thousands of miles away from the outbreak — is suing a Manhattan travel agency for a refund, according to a new lawsuit.
Matthew Goldstein and his new bride never took out travel insurance on the pricey trip, but they fault the travel agent.
The agent had never offered the insurance, explaining afterward that because the couple would be honeymooning, it would be “bad karma,” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says.
Bond Street Travel Inc. CEO Richard Nigosian “knowingly and intentionally chose not to inform [Goldstein] of the availability of such insurance at a time when it would have been possible for [Goldstein]” to purchase it, the suit says.
Ebola never spread anywhere near the couple’s intended destination of Mozambique and South Africa, which are more than 3,000 miles from the outbreak in the western part of the continent.