Friday, January 30, 2015

The €142m All-Inclusive Problem

THE new prime minister of Greece has declared war on the country’s all-inclusive resorts – a move which will reinvigorate the will of those who want them banned in Tenerife.

All-you-can-eat buffets and unlimited drinks by the pool are under threat, even though that particular tourism sector brings in £1.5billion a year for the Greek economy.

And with so many all-inclusive hotels here on the Island also popular with the British, could Greece PM Alexis Tsipras have sparked the first hint of a revolution throughout Europe’s tourist industry?

The Canarian Weekly estimates that over 140 million euros is being lost to the Tenerife economy through all-inclusive packages which drive people out of local bars, restaurants and businesses.

The €142m All-Inclusive Problem

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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