September 26, 2018

Greek tourist trade hit by Eurozone crisis

The Guardian writes that international tourists are shunning Greece, and hampering the country’s economic recovery. Figures reveal that holidaymakers are deterred by the country’s role in the eurozone debt crisis. The fall in the number of foreign visitors is a blow to a country that largely relies on tourism. Nearly 11% fewer tourists came to Greece between January and May than a year earlier, according to latest figures from the Bank of Greece. Holidaymakers who travelled to Greece spent €1.48bn, 12.5% less than in the same period last year. Tourism makes up 16.5% of the economy, the largest single contributor, and one in five Greeks work in the industry. The situation is so dire that the Greek government, elected in June, has appointed a tourism minister for the first time since 2009. Olga Kefalogianni lost no time in sending out a positive message to foreign visitors, in an attempt to boost holiday bookings for the key summer season, when she said last week that Greece was “back in business”. Greek newspapers have been reporting a bounce in last-minute bookings in recent days, with AirFastTickets – an online travel agency – reporting a 17% increase, especially from traditional markets such as Germany and Britain.

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