Posts Tagged ‘ Greek Islands ’

Best value destinations

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

When times are tight, we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come

Welcome to Kea, the island gem of the Cyclades just an hour from Athens

Apr 5th, 2013 | By

Nestled in the Aegean Sea, 37 miles outside Athens, Kea is an undiscovered island paradise blessed with all the unmistakeable charm, natural beauty and much loved characteristics for which many Greek islands are famed throughout the world

New Year travel trends from

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

4.5 million holiday searches since Christmas Day

UK travel trends for 2013 revealed

Dec 21st, 2012 | By

easyJet reveals the nation’s travel trends for 2013 following a poll with easyJet travellers, across the UK

Selling off Greek Islands

Mar 8th, 2010 | By

In Greece, there have been cries of outrage at the suggestion by some German parliamentarians that they sell off some of the Greek islands. The money raised from the sale, goes the suggestion, would reduce the large economic deficit that the country has. As there are about 6,000 Greek islands and only about 80 are inhabited, there remain a huge number which make no contribution to the Greek economy.
Is this such a bad idea?
There are islands in the Caribbean that have been sold and then developed for tourism. In the Maldives, islands are co-developed for tourism with the locals and the state receiving taxation. And there seems to be a ready market for people to buy islands so here is a slight alteration to the idea. The attraction of the Greek islands for tourists has existed for centuries.

Travel talk: where the experts holiday

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

Chris Thompson, chief operating officer at Visit Florida, speaks to CD Traveller about the sunshine state, skiing and safaris