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Offline Maik

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Air arrivals up
« on: Friday, 05 September, 2014 @ 07:54:22 »
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The major increase in air arrivals from abroad this year continued in August, provisional data from the country’s airports show, confirming that this will be a record year for Greek tourism.

Arrivals at Cephalonia’s airport rose by 13.1 percent from August 2013 to reach 51,041, and visitors were clearly not put off the destination by the earthquakes last January. More than half of the island’s visitors were from Britain (29,179), which saw 11.5 percent more tourists traveling to Cephalonia this August compared with last year. The overall annual growth during the first eight months of the year amounted to almost 7 percent.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_04/09/2014_542672

Offline johnt7959

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« Reply #1 on: Friday, 05 September, 2014 @ 08:40:02 »
I wonder if a survey of these British arrivals would reveal if they knew anything about the quakes and the damage caused?

Offline TonyD

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« Reply #2 on: Friday, 05 September, 2014 @ 10:07:02 »
I remember the quakes being both TV and Radio news in the UK, all channels.
It was reported the main damage was restricted to Lixouri.
It would be unlikely tourists didn't know, but why the interest?