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Postby danky » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:19 pm

I spent a few days in Paphos recently and most of the hotels were half empty, the restaurants not very busy and offering discounts, hotel building projects have come to a standstill and little renovation done to existing hotels. The timeshare touts are allowed to roam freely and openly insult tourists who are not interested in their scratch cards.
It is all very sad to see especially as one restaurant manager had told many months ago that it did not matter if British tourists did not come to Cyprus as his friends the Russians and Arabs would take their place.
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Postby miltiades » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:27 pm

No Brits , NO TOURISTS !
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Postby Get Real! » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:28 pm

:? It was bloody packed when I was there a few weeks ago... :lol:
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Postby kafenes » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:32 pm

Get Real! wrote::? It was bloody packed when I was there a few weeks ago... :lol:


And it still is. The problem with the restaurants is that most hotels now offer 'all inclusive' which has hit the restaurants very hard.
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:36 pm

Yeah, that's what they were saying at the start of the season when things were very slow. June and July were awful according to friends of mine and they say that they are afraid that the real money earning months will be down to two this year instead of the usual eight.

See the thread that was locked: -

"Goodbye Cyprus, we won't be back"

and read some of the stupid comments by people here who have no idea what it's like when trade disappears, turnover goes down, profits are nil and overheads still have to be paid.

They blame the British, they don't even like the British but they love their money and whine and whinge when it's not there for them.
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Postby Raymanoff » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:53 pm

what are you talking about> i thought it was already dead... oh no... i got to go through all 3 stages again? :D

want to ask all CYpriots who can remember what they were doing in 1995... how they remember their lifestyle back then? All i know it was almost perfect and care free... and now all this for a fiberglass pool and a UK killed 200K miles mercedes in a driveway?
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Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:59 am

kafenes wrote:
Get Real! wrote::? It was bloody packed when I was there a few weeks ago... :lol:


And it still is. The problem with the restaurants is that most hotels now offer 'all inclusive' which has hit the restaurants very hard.


Happy Island is better :wink:
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Postby roseandchan » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:07 am

the last person i met who had a holiday there, went back to the uk saying for what his cyprus holiday cost him, he could have gone to barbados.
maybe thats why the tourists are not coming, cyprus has just out priced its self?
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Postby kafenes » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:06 am

roseandchan wrote:the last person i met who had a holiday there, went back to the uk saying for what his cyprus holiday cost him, he could have gone to barbados.
maybe thats why the tourists are not coming, cyprus has just out priced its self?


And is Barbados better then Cyprus?
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Postby roseandchan » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:18 am

i don't know i have never been. my sister has and she liked it.
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