Airports May- 2015

Rumour: Chania – Bankruptcy & Closure There’s been a lot of excitement of Facebook and other places about the recent story that Chania airport being on the brink of closure, being unable to pay for even toilet rolls. There is…

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The historic Thomson brand will be phased out over the next few years as owner TUI Group ditches the name made famous by Britain’s love of package holidays.
TUI Group, the world’s biggest travel firm behind Thomson and First Choice, said today it also plans to sell its LateRooms website by the end of the year and has confirmed it will migrate to one single brand.
The rebranding, which will also mean the disappearance of First Choice, will happen gradually over several years, with the UK being the last country to migrate. From that point it will be known as TUI across all markets.

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3079570/Historic-Thomson-travel-brand-phased-owner-TUI.html

Plakias Fire Destroys Beachfront Shops

Not a good start to the tourist season, but despite the damage looking bad, I would expect these to be rebuilt in a week or so. Unless insurance bureaucracy gets in the way. Almost all the beachfront shops and restaurants…

Summer Flights to Crete in 2015

Its great to see British Airways and American Airlines restarting direct flights to Greece. British Airways: Kos, Corfu, Rhodes & Crete British Airways has announced plans to include four new summer flight routes from the UK to the Greek islands…

White Easter in Crete

Shouldn’t that be White Christmas? Although much of Europe is starting to see the first signs of spring, Greece has been thrown back into winter. Easter, Orthodox or Eastern Easter, was of course this weekend, but it takes a lot…