The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has reassured travellers considering Greece as a holiday option that the country is still a great place to visit, despite the recent protests around Athens and the ongoing financial problems there.
Sean Tipton, an Abta spokesman, pointed out that the unrest in Greece has been limited to the city of Athens, leaving the Greek Islands and many other tourist spots completely safe to travel to. Mr Tipton also highlighted the fact that because of the financial instability in Greece, and the resulting high unemployment rates, many businesses such as bars and restaurants are cutting prices to try to lure in visitors and boost trade.
“So it is bad news for the Greeks but is good news for foreign holidaymakers because the country is cheaper to travel to than it has been for a number of years,” explained Mr Tipton.
The Abta spokesman also stressed that prospective visitors to Greece should not feel bad about taking advantage of the current low prices, as their custom would provide a much needed boost to the Greek economy. The Greek people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality to all visitors, and in these difficult times they are sure to provide the very warmest welcome to anyone supporting their country through tourism.
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