i am curious ,i see the euro sliding and when i traelled britain and europe our canadian currency was 60 cents usa
now i see euro down , is there a travel rush???
It is a bit more sophisticated then a travel rush.
The economy in general and this past week or so the Greece potential withdrawal from EU currency.
We already have our tickets and booked mostly everything, so it won't help us much. Actually, I am glad we are not going to Greece, and the whole thing is making me a little nervous. I hope there won't be massive demonstrations, strikes, bank runs and what not elsewhere in Europe depending on what happens next. LOL, hope Greece waits to defect from the EU until August...
Keti, sometimes you jump right in and say something which is nonsense. Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union clearly states:
1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.
2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.
but of course you can leave the EU just as you come in, its a democratic union...
There is a process but its possible. I thnk they have learned from Greece not to get any more damage, things will be turdy tuvvy for a while but the end result is that all wanted to keep it EU and Eurozone. With some adjustments,now hurtful to many.
I see Versailles today and it was pack, I went by C-E area to La Defense walking and it was pack, then drove all over, saw the tourist hordes attacking the croissants and pain au chocolat, so I think as France did last year (7% increase in tourism )it will have another upturn year regardless .
Just dont listen to the media too much ::)
it wasnt easy bring them all in, for the first time so nobody is saying is easy, just that it is possible to get out or get in lol!!!
The new one as all new will have to test the water first. He is not along now that we have the EU ::)
There will be more travel to Europe as for some it it's worth while to do so now. Travel within Europe will be down about 10% this year, because some EU countries face deep cut in costs and higher taxes.
I do not see more questions in the travel forum yet.
I did hear someone on the radio today (he runs a large travel website) saying that Greek package hols were now being offered at substantially less than the brochure prices. But I bet that's not for peak season (i.e. summer holidays).
Hmmmm. Saw a great cheap package deal to Crete two weeks ago. €618 for me, for two weeks, at lovely looking apartments in Gouve. Highly rated by TA.
I dithered, and yesterday when I looked, it has now gone UP to €693.
we're getting more and more pesos to the USDollar this week; stocking up!
The problem for North Americans is not the prices in Europe this summer but the air fares which have gone sky high. I have been looking for a month and air fares are preventing me from goiing. The Euro has gone down a bit which is good. And if you can get there Greece is the place this year since prices for everyone will be really cheap.
We will soon be going to Bergamo Italy for the VT Meet. I bought some Euros with my Canadian dollars and got .74 Euro cents for my Canadian dollar which is pretty good IMO. Where the cost really is high is for airfare to get there. Probably because of the high fuel costs.
The Euro was getting lower with each subsequent day we were in Europe. My theory is that they were trying to entice my wife to spend more money on various things!
Glad I didn't have to buy air tickets. Although I was amazed how cheaply I could pre buy tickets on EasyJet. I really like their business model.
I was walking n my town of Versailles (still house not sold) ,and the place was packed like never, lol!! From many countries, including many Americans, so I guest Versailles is out of the euro equation hehehe!!!
I guess there is a travel rush upwards ::)
ps nice sunny weather, and ready for the Eaux Musicales.
Maybe I should consider buying a second home in Versailles. Know any places for sale?
hahaha yes, nice home by Notre Dame...good with US Dollars too ::)
I think the cost of living in Ireland is too high to me
The Euro isn't down much (yet) though it is looking increasingly likely that it going to break up with the weakest members of the Eurozone being picked off one-by-one by the bond markets. When the Euro is demerged back into national currencies, normality in travel costs will gradually return to how it used to be before monetary union, the traditionally cheaper countries returning to being so.
"They" don't really have a choice, the bond markets will decide.
never. my circles do tell me in 12 months time, we will have a upper north eurozone and a lower south eurozone, and Greece is tembling to go out after the elections there,
but for my own instints, we will weather it out and stay as is. Time will tell who is right lol!!!
well i know greece is the core of the euro dropping ,tey are not major industrial country and i suspect they may have get off the euro and let their own currency depreciate. hope you and hans have good time
Thanks Murra - Robert. Hans and I are so looking forward to this VT Meet. It looks like it will be well attended.