The domestic tourism sector is entering a crucial phase following Sunday’s general elections results, with tourism officials warning over the prospects of the sector.
Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, said that bookings from abroad fell 50 pct in the last two days.
He said it was very difficult to reverse the prevailing negative image of the country in the markets of Germany, UK and France and noted that any further increase from the Russian market could not counterbalance losses from Greece’s traditional tourism markets.
Alexandros Aggelopoulos, a member of the Association, underlined that the prevailing political situation in Greece was undermining the country’s tourism product.
Tourism officials expects this year’s arrivals to fall by 7-10 pct, and revenues to drop by 10 pct.