Obviously the collapse of the XL Leisure Group has been the main topic of conversation here in Corfu over the last few days, and something that is very hard to avoid. Tourists have been seen checking flight availability on the internet, and our new Vice Consul trying hard to walk the fine line between what she is allowed “officially” to do, and what she would like to be able to offer to the passengers trying to get back to Britain. Everyone seems to know, or know of, someone who has been affected. Just trying to get to the UK from now on has become more difficult and a lot more expensive, as all tour operators still running flights have increased their prices hugely.
One rather interesting fact – there has been next to nothing on the Greek TV news channels about the situation. Does that seem odd to anyone else?