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Postby CY-UK » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:50 pm

I didnt want to say this at the beggining at risk of upsetting anyone, but miltiades hit the nail on the head for me.

it is the shop keepers and business owners whom i was really refferring too, they have managed to push prices up to a level where tourists especially in the uk are choosing cheaper areas of europe to go to.
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Postby DT. » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:11 pm

CY-UK wrote:I didnt want to say this at the beggining at risk of upsetting anyone, but miltiades hit the nail on the head for me.

it is the shop keepers and business owners whom i was really refferring too, they have managed to push prices up to a level where tourists especially in the uk are choosing cheaper areas of europe to go to.


Its time for the tourist product to change anyway. Tourism accounts for 12% of the GDP and we should concentrate on getting a better more exclusive package out there. Enough with the English breakfast tourist, the return is not worth it.
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Postby miltiades » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:21 pm

CY-UK wrote:I didnt want to say this at the beggining at risk of upsetting anyone, but miltiades hit the nail on the head for me.

it is the shop keepers and business owners whom i was really refferring too, they have managed to push prices up to a level where tourists especially in the uk are choosing cheaper areas of europe to go to.

A couple of years back I was returning to London from Paphos airport , the flight was at 8 pm , on arriving at the airport I was confronted with a four hour delay . Not wishing to stay at the airport for so many hours I decide to get a taxi and go to Paphos.
The Taxi driver , who did not use his metre charged me £20 cy , when I questioned the cost he said " to the foreigners is £25 cy so count your self lucky.
Such irresponsible profiteering is rampant in Cyprus , I avoid it as much as I can by adopting " when in Rome do as the Romans do" so I swear at them in a Cypriot dialect which I'm more than fluent at and it usually works !! My wife cant do it of course and neither can the poor tourist but believe me I never take it lying down.
The worst greedy bastards are the operators at the Paphos and Larnaca airport , starting from the restaurants , so called duty frees which are more expensive than a Soho night club !!!
Honestly beleive that you should make your objections loudly and clearly , something like " ma epires me yia kanena malaka gamo to keratossou mesa , assiktir gamo to :lol:

I love Cyprus and I really love the people but I also love women I dont want women to f..k me do I ? :lol: :lol:
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Postby boulio » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:08 pm

how many tourist does cyprus get annually?
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Postby ahristos » Fri May 22, 2009 1:51 pm

APROX HALF MILLION TOURISTS
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Postby miltiades » Fri May 22, 2009 2:29 pm

ahristos wrote:APROX HALF MILLION TOURISTS

You missed the two out !! 2.5 million a year .
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Postby ahristos » Fri May 22, 2009 6:43 pm

then ok
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Postby larnacaman » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:50 pm

DT,

You wrote...
''Tourism accounts for 12% of the GDP and we should concentrate on getting a better more exclusive package out there. Enough with the English breakfast tourist, the return is not worth it.''

Yet again, ....another one that believes everything that has been written in some govenment report/survey!!

Wake Up and Smell the coffee, ....You've been relying on tourism for donkey's years, which is why your going to get even deeper in the shit, as that resource dry's up. You'll soon be finding out then that, your quoted 12% doesn't even come close to the Real world figure!!!!
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Postby ttoli » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:55 pm

CY-UK wrote:.

they have managed to push prices up to a level where tourists especially in the uk are choosing cheaper areas of europe to go to.
Like the North you mean , some cracking deals here http://cyprusparadise.com/ :lol: :lol:
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Postby Get Real! » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:02 am

larnacaman wrote:DT,

You wrote...
''Tourism accounts for 12% of the GDP and we should concentrate on getting a better more exclusive package out there. Enough with the English breakfast tourist, the return is not worth it.''

Yet again, ....another one that believes everything that has been written in some govenment report/survey!!

Wake Up and Smell the coffee, ....You've been relying on tourism for donkey's years, which is why your going to get even deeper in the shit, as that resource dry's up. You'll soon be finding out then that, your quoted 12% doesn't even come close to the Real world figure!!!!

How many times have we gotta tell you? With her 330k population, Nicosia is the Cyprus bread basket and she doesn’t do tourism! Now please come up with something else… :roll:
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