Rachel Brown, correspondent of Australian ABC News, reported that visitors of Greek islands have decreased by far and the country’s tour operators and professionals of the sector are deeply disappointed. Their ultimate hope is that tourists may book their summer vacations in August thanks to last-minute deals.
According to the reporter, this decrease follows on the heels of the financial crisis with which the country is struggling, as well as Greece’s negative image broadcast abroad, with protesters destroying Athens. As a result, visitors chose the rivieras of Turkey, Italy or Spain to spend their summer vacations, since these destinations appear more friendly and safe.
Rachel Brown concluded that Greek tourism’s future seems negative as well. She stressed that the Greek islands offer low-quality services.