The island of Milos is a case in point. Frangiksos Karelas converted his family farm into an agrotourism venture. Sure, it’s home to Phylakopi, a bronze-aged settlement that lays claim to being one of Europe’s oldest cities. It also possesses a history of mineral extraction that would set any geologist’s heart aflutter and is where the Venus de Milo was uncovered. Yet it has been largely overlooked by tour operators, low-cost airlines and visitors alike. “We’re not that kind of destination. We have small family-run hotels that focus on service and quality rather than volume,” says Antonis Mallis, who runs boutique travel agency Travel Me to Milos (+30 22870 41008; packages from $40 per person per day). “We don’t have hotels where you can go in and sell, sell, sell. “That’s why tour operators don’t like us that much.
For more, check the original version at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/01/travel/greece-alternative-tourism/index.html?eref=edition
Procter & Gamble to Drop Up to 100 Brands – Yahoo Finance
A link has been sent. Done Procter & Gamble to Drop Up to 100 Brands By RACHEL ABRAMS 14 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done Procter & Gamble, the worlds largest manufacturer of consumer products, has decided to cut up to 100 brands from its line in a move that will allow the company to focus more on a core group of lucrative staples like Tide, Gillette and Gain. The outgoing brands comprise less than 10 percent of the companys revenue, according to the companys chief executive, A. G. Lafley, who announced the move in a conference call with analysts on Friday to discuss the firms fourth-quarter results. Procter & Gamble has faced pressure from one of its largest investors, the hedge fund manager William A. Ackman, to shed some of its brands and carry out other cost-saving measures. Mr. Lafley replaced Robert A. McDonald, who was ousted by the board under pressure from Mr.
For more, check the original version at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/procter-gamble-drop-100-brands-161930139.html
Bagpipes and snail hunting: Greece tourism shifts gears – CNN.com
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Target Canada Opens Three New Stores Target Canada 18 hours ago 0 shares Done Retailer continues Canadian expansion with new stores in Ontario and Quebec MISSISSAUGA, ON , Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ -Target announced today the grand opening of three new stores located at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, ON ; Park Place in Barrie, ON and Carrefour Candiac in Candiac, QC . The opening of the three new stores brings the total number Target stores open in Canada to 130. “At Target we’re always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience, including opening stores in new locations that make shopping even more convenient for our guests,” said Mark Schindele , president Target Canada. “We look forward to serving our guests at these three new stores, two of which we built from the ground up.” The stores in Barrie and Candiac are new buildings. Target has opened six stores in Canada this year, three of which were built from the ground up. Three additional stores are scheduled to open later this fall. Just in time for the busy back to school season, guests will be welcomed into bright, clean stores with wide aisles, exceptional guest service and trend-right merchandise at great prices.
For more, check the original version at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/target-canada-opens-three-stores-123000107.html
S&P 500 Caps Worst Week Since 2012 as Crises Offset Data – Yahoo Finance
exchanges today, 27 percent above the three-month average. “Whether it’s the Portuguese bank, Argentina or continued unrest in the Middle East, these things are seemingly mattering more to investors now,” Matt McCormick , who helps oversee $11 billion as a fund manager at Cincinnati-based Bahl & Gaynor Inc., said in a phone interview. “All of a sudden, geopolitical things that didn’t matter a few weeks ago are starting to be more relevant concerns, and they’re serving as catalysts to sell. Investors are getting more risk-averse.” More from Bloomberg.com: S&P 500 Caps Worst Week Since 2012 as Crises Offset Data U.S. stocks joined a global selloff yesterday, sending the S&P 500 to its first monthly decline since January, after companies from Exxon Mobil Corp. to Samsung Electronics Co. reported results that disappointed investors, Argentina defaulted and Banco Espirito Santo SA was ordered to raise capital. Banco Espirito Banco Espirito Santo shares were suspended today by Portugal’s securities regulator after they dropped as much as 50 percent in Lisbon. Global financial markets were roiled last month after another holding company in the group missed payments on commercial paper. More from Bloomberg.com: Why Putin Has 2006 Flash Before His Eyes After Sanctions Argentina’s failure to pay interest on its bonds is a credit event that will trigger settlement of $1 billion of default insurance, according to the International Swaps & Derivatives Association. Argentina is the first nation to trigger default swaps since Greece restructured its debt in 2012.
For more, check the original version at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/p-500-erases-loss-investors-181817004.html
Target Canada Opens Three New Stores – Yahoo Finance
Biolea , Crete; +30 2824 023281 Bioporos An organic farm on the southwest coat of Corfu, Bioporos lies between the only cedar forest in the Mediterranean and a Blue Flag beach. Fired up: Milia Mountain Retreat on Crete. Visitors can eat at the organic restaurant on site, participate in farming activities, learn traditional methods of cooking (the premises doesn’t use electricity) or detox with the help of magnetic therapy. Bioporos , Corfu; +30 2661 076224 Kinsterna Hotel Housed in a 13th-century manor and surrounded by 18 acres of olive groves, vineyards and citrus trees, the Kinsterna Hotel seems a slice of paradise. It opened its doors in 2010, and has since introduced a range of exotic activities. Guests can harvest the estate’s olives and grapes (with their feet), try their hand at soap making, basket weaving or fishing, or can simply tour some of the nearby scenery, including the Jurassic era Kastania Cave. Kinsterna Hotel , Elafonisos: +30 27320 66300; rooms from $241 Avli Hotel Among other culinary offerings, Crete is known for its snails. At the Avli Hotel, guests can go on a morning excursion through the mountains to gather the shelled creatures, which are later served for lunch or dinner. Avli Hotel , Crete; +30 28310 58250/26213; from $241 for two nights, two people Ikarian Winery Located in one of the “blue zones” (one of five areas in the world known for the exceptional longevity of the local population), the friendly, family-run Ikarian Winery draws in guests with its affordable (and perhaps life-lengthening) cooking and wine courses. Food and wine seminars last up to six days (there’s accommodation on the premises), though those short of time can opt for a wine tasting (served with snacks). Ikarian Winery , Ikaria; +30 22750 31151; six day courses from $400 per person Milia Mountain Retreat Milia Mountain Retreat, an eco-lodge in Crete, teams with Natour Lab to offer five- and seven-day gastronomy workshops that focus on the island’s culinary traditions.
For more, check the original version at http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/01/travel/greece-alternative-tourism/index.html