The United Kingdom, one of the most important markets for Greek tourism, has put Greece in a rather difficult position.
Based on the news coming in, it looks like a serious problem will arise, according to ieidiseis.gr. Market participants’ attention is focused on the upcoming decision of the British government to include Greece on the green list – a step on which several domestic tourist destinations depend.
Last week, TUI UK canceled a number of travel packages to destinations – Crete, Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos and Zakynthos – due to epidemiological data.
In particular, vacation vouchers in the above directions were canceled until June 13, with the specification of Crete (Chania), since, according to the British authorities, the decline in the pandemic in Greece is too slow, i.e. the number of cases of the disease remains high.
At the moment, Hellas remains in the “orange” zone, and if the country does not go green as soon as possible, then new, unpleasant surprises that hit the country’s economy will come from Britain.