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What will happen with Cyprus if Tourists stop coming :? :?

Postby crazyguy » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:18 pm

Hi Guys,

Sometimes I think what will happen to cyprus if tourists because of which cyprus gets bread will stop coming here. :shock: :shock:
What will happen to the crazy and mad :x :x guys shouting from the cars on walkers on road sides. or driving the expensive bikes from there parents money at speeds of above 100 :?: :?:
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Postby sk » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:02 am

it will be a good opportunity for cyprus to develop other parts of its economy...as long as the tourism goes ok they will not bother doing anything. if there is a crisis for 3-4 years they will be forced to do something which can only be positive(i would like to believe)
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Postby coredump » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:59 am

Well, I think that tourists will never stop coming to Cyprus because of natural reasons (like nice climate, sea, closeness to Europe etc.). But there are a lot of things to improve to be competetive with other tourism destinations.
For example last year I was in Thailand for two weeks (Bangkog, Pattaya, Phuket). What can I say after that trip?.. Cyprus tourism industry is nonexistant if you want it to copmare to Thai's :(
Everything is expensive here (hotels, restaurants etc.) but the quality of service is extremely low :( Even Four-star hotels in Thailand are much better then Cyprus's five-star ones and prices are several times higher here.
There are very few places of interest here (name some?...). On the contrary there are a lot in Thailand. They even have large artifical village with exotic plants, animals, shows etc ("nong nooch village") built specially for making money from tourists' visits.
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Postby crazyguy » Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:32 am

Let me tell you the situation in Limassol one of the main towns of Cyprus and tourist’s attraction place as said.
Have you guys seen the Limassol tourist (beach) road in summers :shocked: :shocked:
It takes hell lot of time just to drive a few meters. The roads are not wide and on the top of that people park their vehicles on the left sides of the roads. The public transport is like nothing, you have to have your own vehicles if you want to roam in the town. Otherwise rent a taxi and pay a lot of money for nothing. Sometimes I get confused if I am talking to a taxi driver or a pimp :lol: :lol:
and about the restaurants and the hotel they are very expensive and they are not worth...Can you believe a coffee cost around 2 or 3 cyp which means 7 USD :shock: :shock: :evil: It took me 3 days to find an internet cafe when I came to cyprus. Most of the people can’t even understand English...speaking is very far :cry: :cry:
It is not anyone's fault, actually people here just want to earn for the whole year in 2 or 3 months of summer. They try their best to take out all the money from tourist's pockets by hook or by crook.
Yes, you are very much right coredump there are many other better places for tourists to go. At least you will find people there to know about the rest of the world not like here to know just about bars and pubs...This year only the tourists are very less as compare to the previous years...
If Cyprus wants to attract tourists in future they have to make good infrastructure, learn the word Hospitality and should educate the youngsters for future.
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Postby Sotos » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:28 pm

crazyguy, I guess you are just crazy :roll: In most cafés the coffee is bellow 2 pounds, the public transportation on the coast is OK and if you want better English then you should stick to a country were English is the main language.
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Postby sk » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:27 pm

crazyguy wrote:Let me tell you the situation in Limassol one of the main towns of Cyprus and tourist’s attraction place as said.
Have you guys seen the Limassol tourist (beach) road in summers :shocked: :shocked:
It takes hell lot of time just to drive a few meters. The roads are not wide and on the top of that people park their vehicles on the left sides of the roads. The public transport is like nothing, you have to have your own vehicles if you want to roam in the town. Otherwise rent a taxi and pay a lot of money for nothing. Sometimes I get confused if I am talking to a taxi driver or a pimp :lol: :lol:
and about the restaurants and the hotel they are very expensive and they are not worth...Can you believe a coffee cost around 2 or 3 cyp which means 7 USD :shock: :shock: :evil: It took me 3 days to find an internet cafe when I came to cyprus. Most of the people can’t even understand English...speaking is very far :cry: :cry:
It is not anyone's fault, actually people here just want to earn for the whole year in 2 or 3 months of summer. They try their best to take out all the money from tourist's pockets by hook or by crook.
Yes, you are very much right coredump there are many other better places for tourists to go. At least you will find people there to know about the rest of the world not like here to know just about bars and pubs...This year only the tourists are very less as compare to the previous years...
If Cyprus wants to attract tourists in future they have to make good infrastructure, learn the word Hospitality and should educate the youngsters for future.

i agree more or less with everything
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Postby crazyguy » Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:52 pm

Sotos, it is not the question of my sticking to some English speaking country. The discussion is about the tourism in Cyprus. :o I don’t think that Cyprus expects only Greek speaking tourists. :lol: As far as I know mostly they are from UK.
About public transportation, are you talking about the private tourists buses? :?: :?:
And I will not feel good to tell the names of cafes and restaurants here. Anyway it’s about their living. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Sotos » Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:57 pm

I don’t think that Cyprus expects only Greek speaking tourists.

I think Cyprus is one of the few places in the world that english is so widely spoken even if it is not our main language. :!:

About public transportation, are you talking about the private tourists buses?

No about public buses. Not very good, I agree. But not "nothing" like you said. :wink:
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Postby ELLAS H TEFRA! » Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:02 pm

Official reports show that the bulk of our income derives from the "services" sector, and not Tourism in general.

It is very important, but we are not solely dependent on it!
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Postby Sotos » Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:47 pm

isn't tourism part of the services sector?
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