Tourism is a very fragile thing.
Twenty years ago Jersey was packed with holiday makers but they were taken for granted, prices soared and value came down - now that money earner is just a shadow of its former self on the island.
I can't comment on many of the islands 'Beneteau-500' talks about because my travels have not yet taken me there, but from what he says they seem to be in a different league to those I have visited in the Ionian
The 18,000 population of Naxos is always going to be affected differently to Kastos, which just about manages to support its one hundred inhabitants. The islands main income - Yahcts! It's like trying to group the Solent and Shetland together. It can't be done.
Will the new tax affect 'my' cruising plans for next year. Most certainly. The €1,000+ I have to pay in tax will not be spent directly with local communities. I won't be extending my cruising to entertain guests onboard and their spending will be lost
Maybe I am in the minority. But let's take a vote.
So a thumbs down to the tax if you will be modifying your 2014 plans and a thumbs up if you are unaffected.