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AirBnB in Cyprus: Why Owners should be very careful

Monday, October 23, 2017    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Cyprus had one the highest number in tourists visiting the Island in 2017 (1) and during high season, every single room was booked. Many property owners seized the opportunity and listed their place on AirBnB to rent it out to travelers. Why AirBnB in Cyprus? The name is globally known, they are making the most buzz (mostly negative as many big cities are trying to restrict them (2) ). Registration is easy: an email, a description, some pictures, a bank account where to receive your rent and you're done. AirBnB has extensive and detailed cancellation and protection policies (3) t...  

GoodBye Roaming fees: Fin des frais d’itinérance en Europe

Thursday, August 31, 2017    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Les frais d’itinérance ont disparu en Europe La commission européenne a finalement interdit les 'roaming fees' pour l'utilisation de la téléphonie mobile à l'intérieur de la CE, mais comment ça marche concrètement à Chypre? Une petite vérification rapide: La fin des frais d’itinérance, cela veut dire en clair: utiliser votre téléphone mobile dans n'importe quel pays de la CE ne vous causera plus de surcoût. Votre contrat de téléphonie mobile (voix, data, SMS, MMS) sera valable, dans les mêmes conditions dans tous les pays de la CE. Comme les conditions d'utilisation...  

Cyprus real time Petrol Prices

Monday, November 23, 2015    Comments (2)    Permalink  
Finally real time petrol prices for all petrol stations in Cyprus are available online: If you are on your PC and just want to do a quick on the current petrol and heating oil prices there's only one choice: the government site published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Cyprus:   https://eservices.cyprus.gov.cy/EN/Pages/eFormRenderer.aspx?formId=dda22c35-0daf-42f7-9e4a-581a92396eae At the time of writing (22/11/2015) the site is only in Greek and has no location capabilities, i.e. you need to chose your town and area.   If you are using a iPhone or Android sm...  

France Inter: En direct de Nicosie

Wednesday, November 27, 2013    Comments (0)    Permalink  
L'émission de France Inter: En direct des Jardins de l'Institut Français de Nicosie du 22/11/2013: ré-écouter cette émission (disponible jusqu’au 17/08/2016 19h25)   Et si on parlait d’amour? On en a besoin, non, en ce moment? Non je vous dis ça… Parce que c’est l’endroit pour, Nicosie… C’est ici, selon la légende, qu’Aphrodite (la déesse de l’amour) naquit de l’écume des vagues. On s’imagine bien vivre ici d’amour et de soleil, un soleil q...  

Aegean Air cheats during online ticket reservation with IP tracking

Thursday, May 16, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Airlines have always denied using either cookies or IP tracking to monitor interest in tickets for a certain trip from your computer and increase ticket prices progressively. We just had a very clear example today for a return flight from  Larnaca to Athens with Aegean Air: after some comparisons with other airlines the ticket price went slowely up first by some € only. Then, and this is new, even after having confirmed the flight and entered the credit card details the site said 'we are unable to confirm your reservation, please try again' and , yes you guessed, the price for the...  

Pickpockets at Lidl in Cyprus

Saturday, April 20, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Times are changing in Cyprus as well, and not for the better. Until now the country had been spared from systematic pickpocketing. This is changing as well. One of the consequences of the financial crisis in Cyprus and the continuing restrictive measures imposed by the Central bank of Cyprus is that the cash economy is on the increase again. Ordinary people try to safeguard as much of their savings as possible by keeping it in cash at home. Just in case the Central Bank imposes new, even stricter restrictions on cash flow on accounts held at Cypriot banks. Afraid of burglary, people carry...  

La crise chypriote - émission radio

Tuesday, March 12, 2013    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Chers Francophones et Francophiles, Vu l’ampleur de la tourmente financière qui s’est abattue sur Chypre, et ses répercussions sur la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, nous avons décidé de consacrer cette émission à la crise économique de Chypre.  Dans cette perspective, nous recevons deux invités issus des milieux financiers, pour essayer de comprendre les tenants et les aboutissa...  


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