what you have or haven't done is by the by. it's the perception that people have of our 'clubbing island' that discourages people from coming. the truth of the island is that clubbers only use about 20 places - how many times have i bumped into you on the island dr. mick? about 6, and 4 of those occasions were office related!Dr Mick said:
Kevin and Perry is one of the worst films ever madeUlsterWino said:I would say ibiza was at its best around 1999 just after the kevin and perry film. that film really showed people how good ibiza was and from watching the footage of them inside Amnesia i realised I just had to go to ibiza. i think we need Kevin and perry 2 to boost the numbers for next year
I love the way you natives seem to blame the clubbing visitors for Ibiza's bad reputation, when it is clearly the islands fault for letting itself be marketed as such.stephen said:what you have or haven't done is by the by. it's the perception that people have of our 'clubbing island' that discourages people from coming. the truth of the island is that clubbers only use about 20 places - how many times have i bumped into you on the island dr. mick? about 6, and 4 of those occasions were office related!Dr Mick said:
unhappily mr. and mrs. mondeo and family perceive clubbers as a bunch of drug munching prats rolling through their hotel with inane expressions and loud voices. is it any wonder they don't want to come here?
x-amount said:And we all know why it markets itself as "the clubbing mecca"... $$$$ Don't we.
I agree with you.BBS said:Take the clubbing away and for me, Ibiza is a fairly standard med destination. It is suffering with the changes in British holiday habits, the same as hundreds of other such places .
Spain as a whole and the Balearics in particular are also very expensive for the average family to visit when you look at other destinations, such as Greece and Turkey.
clubs only. not an official marketing policy of the government.gingerfreak said:
yeah thats because everyone was going to Italy, france and now its spains turn.stephen said:spain is now THE most popular destination for brits abroad. more come here than any other country.
spain has had record numbers of visitors over the last 2 or 3 years. 52 million if my memory serves me correctly.
ibiza is one of the few places still with a downturn in figures............
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That's what I'm saying Russ ol' muckeroo. They hear that Ibiza is known for clubbing and see it as Faliraki from start to finish. To average man there is no distinction between Space and Sgt Peppers and if he knew the reality (or what he'd understand of it), he'd consider the island worse not better.russ said:The thing is though, buckers, most mondeo men don't even know about ibiza's place in 'clubbing history'. his impression of ibiza is of the 'uncovered' variety.
Missed this bit first time out but it illustrates the point that the problem is with perception not reality. Happy friendly dancing 'youngsters' - what's not to like? (Yes, Stephen, ok, for some the outsized shades and cockatiel haircuts are 'not to like'). But that's a reality they experienced.russ said:They found a lovely bar on the beach in Playa den Bossa which was playing nice happy music and full of (jackie's words) 'such infectious enthusiasm '