Begining Spring next year low cost air carrier Easyjet has announced a completely new route taking travelers to the sunny island of Kefalonia in Greece. It can be anticipated that this flight with operate at least 3 days weekly – news that has been welcomed by travel firm Kefalonia.co.uk.
The region is still classed as one of Greece’s most untouched locations and is significantly less “touristy” than a lot of the more developed group of islands including Zante and Crete. The region only became famed as a holiday spot following the 1994 launch of the Hollywood runaway success Captain Corelli’s Mandolin as vacationers flocked to discover the stunning vistas captured by the motion picture.
In 2011 numerous resorts in Europe have been experiencing a 4% fall in people visiting from the British isles this year. Kefalonia like many saw a slight drop in tourist numbers but was not as effected by the downturn. Still – for major resorts and hotels on the island, news that there will more than likely end up being far more visitors in 2012 is to be welcomed with opened arms.
MD from travel company Kefalonia.co.uk said “this brand new route is going to be a terrific boost to the vacationer market on the island and should encourage enhanced cost competition on the plane ticket prices which generally is fantastic for visitors. This year we saw visitor numbers hold with Skala hotels in the south of the island and Holidays to Lassi near the capital being our bestselling Kefalonia breaks”.
He continued – “With so much focus around Greece’s financial problems many in the tourist industry have worried that visitors may be put off traveling to the islands. The news that a big airline like easyjet is backing the island to stay busy next year is fantastic.”
For Kefalonia the news could not be better timed.