How “fair price” led to less revenue for producers

May 22nd, 2009 | By

Lamb on the spit A “freakonimics” example: It is a tradition in Crete to eat lamb for Easter – preferably lamb roasted on a spit. This year, a consumers co-op that runs a chains of super-markets, intervening to help consumers and producers both get a good deal, created an unpredictable result: lack of lamb for
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The New 5 Star Raft Hotels group launches

Apr 1st, 2009 | By

Re-printed from CreteTravel.com blog The New 5 Star Raft Hotels group launches We are delighted to announce the first of our new hotel brand – “5 Star Raft Elafonisi Crete”. 5 Star Raft will build and float super-luxury wood raft floating hotels. The first is the 5 Star Raft Elafonisi Crete. The new hotel phenomenon
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Tea & culture!

Mar 28th, 2009 | By

If you have not, you must.  Visit the Wallace Collection in London. Not only is it a fine collection of works of art, paintings, furniture, porcelain, but the wonderful tea-room is alone worth a visit. [nggallery id=3] See also: The Wallace Collection website

10 things hotel booking websites should have

Mar 27th, 2009 | By

Original hotel descriptions (and not the hotel’s own!) Original photos (again, not just the oh-so-perfect-images the hotel provides) Clear price-list, including all taxes (show all periods,  without having to enter dates) Testimonials for the travel service/website/business Transparent about who handles the booking and who is responsible for customer satisfaction Clear, plain-english quotes and terms (without
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