Joan wrote: ↑
4 months ago
Just for the record, this wasn't about Thomas Cook. I was chatting with a friend who is holidaying in Greece, and she told me of her Saturday night, ouzo, souvlaki, and Greek dancing. I thought - you go girl! - getting down with the local culture. But a few texts later she called it "Greek night" and I remembered she was at a resort on half board. So what she had experienced was a Greek theme night held coincidently in Greece - but it could have be just as easily in Skegness. I felt vaguely superior, and expressed it here, forgetting about the looming crisis for TC.
I have no business feeling superior. I've never been to Greece, but I have spent decades in the third largest Greek city by population.
Not all package holidays are equal, there are the costa del holiday camp, lowest common denominator outings, then you get what we just did in Santorini, a five star hotel, private car transfers and never being bothered by a rep trying to sell you tours. The thing they both have in common is that once you check in at the airport the provider takes full responsibility for everything, making sure you make your connections and providing full support if you have a problem.
Having travelled independently and also having bought a package, the latter allows you to sit back and relax without having to think of any of the organisation, I recommend them.