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The challenges for small hotels: Greece case study Longer hours for museums and sites boost revenues The true cost of an All Inclusive holiday Properties cost one-third less than in 2008 on islands All-inclusive boom leaves local workers and tour … Continue reading

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A look back at 2013

It’s time for a quick round up of the some news of 2013 in Crete and Greece. The main item making the rounds at the moment is the large increase in the number of tourists (and receipts from tourism) that … Continue reading

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Prospects for 2013

2012 ended with a new tax-dodging scandal in Greece, involving the highest echelons of the political ruling class. As public opinion clamours for heads to roll we’re definitely headed for interesting times. On the economic crisis front, there are signs … Continue reading

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Is the next image crisis looming for Greece?

The 2012 tourist season got off to a really bad start because of all the bad press Greece was getting in the foreign press last winter and spring. Interestingly this stream of bad press was followed by a flurry of … Continue reading

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Cretan summer – Myth and reality

A short video which plays nicely on the dichotomy between news reports in the foreign press and the reality of holidaying in Crete.  

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The Greek crisis on BBC Panorama

An interesting, pretty balanced half hour programme on the Greek crisis. Note that the date on the video (25th July 2012) is wrong. It should have been  June. and  

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Greek crisis news update at the end of June

Despite the fact that the newly elected government is still a product of the old political class there are a few signs of hope in Greece. For a start, a government is better than none (at least in the current … Continue reading

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Election update

So as you have all heard by now, Greece has a government (it turned out to be the old crooks- aka the politicians who helped drag Greece in the mess it is in). An immediate positive effect is a boost … Continue reading

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Greek elections – June 2012

Today, the Greek people have to choose between old crooks and new populists. God help them!   Incidentally, despite the dire lack of options it seems that this election is seen worldwide as a very significant event.  Even Google shows … Continue reading

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Modern Greek myths

Having spent the past two weeks in the company of foreign visitors to Crete I noticed again how many of them were harbouring entirely false ideas about why the Greek crisis came about.  Sloppy reporting in the foreign press obviously … Continue reading

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