Posts Tagged ‘ Greek tourism ’

Would You Holiday in Greece?

May 26th, 2010 | By

Greece has been at the centre of the recent concern about reducing government spending and/or increasing taxes. It has led to demonstrations in Athens and now it seems it is having a wider impact. It may be discouraging us from taking our holidays there. According to Der Spiegel, the German news organisation, which ran an article from Crete this week, one hotel has only just opened for the season despite that fact that the holiday season has already begun. Another said that only 50% of the rooms had been booked for the Summer.
Der Spiegel says that 300,000 fewer Germans will visit Greece this year because of the press impact of the stories about Greece. 400 hotels are up for sale including 48 on Rhodes and 44 on Crete.
So what about us? What will our reaction be? Are you dissuaded from going to Greece because of the issues there?

Slumdog Millionaire and Mama Mia attract Tourists

Apr 4th, 2009 | By

In the past, I have mentioned the effect that films and TV shows can have on local tourism long after those have been made. But of course there is an immediate effect as well and, given the recession, two countries that could do quite nicely from it are India and Greece.The success of Slumdog Millionaire has resulted in the setting up of tours to visit the slums of Mumbai. People seem to want to see the real slums on which some of the film is
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Britons stay at Home

Mar 16th, 2009 | By

It is no surprise to anyone that Britons are travelling abroad less this year but some countries are feeling the pinch that we have stayed away from their countries last year as well.Thailand has announced that they had 50,000 less UK visitors than they had in 2007. Nonetheless 700,000 of us made the long journey to Bangkok or the coastline or both. One of the reasons for the decline could have been due to the fact that a number of Brits go to Thailand for
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