Last week, German tourists visiting Crete were slapped with stiff €500 euro fines for failing to fill out the “Passenger Locator Form”.
Greece’s Minister of Tourism Harry Theoharis is courting German and British tourists to help rescue Summer 2020.
According to data from Bank of Greece, British tourist spending was up 31.9 percent last year. Offseason travelers account for biggest rise.
The recent FVW Workshop hosted on Crete may serve as a warning that government and corporate interests care little for the island’s future.
Numbers from a new study released by INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body show big growth on lesser returns. According to the study arrivals in Greece increased by almost 90% in the period 2005 – 2017. Meanwhile, the average tourist spend dropped by 30% on the view of source markets. Once again, however, sustainability for Greece’s tourism seems a highly subjective case in point. Here’s the report, followed by some objective observations.
According to a recent EUobserver report, Germany issued a warning to all nationals visiting Turkey to beware of posting social media messages that criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tensions are on the rise since the controversial Khashoggi affair has caused increased friction in the region. The German Foreign Ministry has warned citizens traveling to Turkey to lay […]