Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Don't cancel your Cyprus holiday
Simon Calder is Travel Editor at Large for The Independent, writing a weekly column, various articles and features as well as filming a weekly video diary. Every Sunday afternoon, Simon presents the UK's only radio travel phone-in programme called The LBC Travel Show with Simon Calder (97.3 FM). He is a regular guest on national TV, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, ITV News and Sky News. He is often interviewed on BBC Radio, particularly for BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme and BBC Five Live.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Q. I have booked a family holiday for a two-week trip to Cyprus this August. We've only paid a small deposit so far. Given the economic crisis do you think it prudent to cancel now rather than risk thousands on a holiday which is now at risk?
A. No: I urge you to go ahead with your trip as planned - because I predict the holiday will be excellent, and that the fuss over failing banks will have died away as they restructure. This online guide - bit.ly/CypCash - should help you to make sense of minor meltdown.
My only real concern: that you'll get too hot, because in August the eastern Mediterranean can feel oppressively warm.
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