Joining a growing chorus of optimists who think tourism will rebound in Greece after a disappointing 2012 in which people, apparently scared off by constant protests, strikes and riots against austerity measures, stayed away in droves, Italian TV station Tg5, sees a good year for Greek tourism.
The station, which belongs to former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Group, featured the remarks of Alexandros Vasilikos, President of Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, who said that “that hotel reservations have risen by 25 percent with a significant increase of British, German and Russian visitors”. The station added that: “This year, tourism will be mark an explosive growth,”in Greece.
“Greek tourism has a rising trend and very soon, in the weeks to come it will return to the levels common to the Greek tourist reality before the crisis,” adds Italian journalist Isabella Yoska.
Tg5 stated that, despite the fall of the prices, the quality of the tourism services has not been affected, while there are no longer strikes or protests to trouble tourists. Egypt, a main rival of Greece as far as tourism is concerned, faces a period of instability.