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Greek Hoteliers Hope Easter Holiday will Bring First Arrivals for 2021

Easter on Santorini © Maria Theofanopoulou

Indications for this year’s Greek tourism summer season are not the best at the moment, due to developments regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios said on Thursday.

“We have to be the first choice for tourists this summer and that will depend on whether we manage to keep our country ‘green’ on Europe’s map of epidemiological data,” Tasios said while speaking during the Virtual Greek Panorama online event.

Easter 2021

The federation’s president added that although it is “still early to make predictions”, hoteliers are hoping that that either the Catholic Easter holiday (April 4) or the Orthodox Easter holiday (May 2) will bring the first flow of arrivals to Greece and create “the momentum for a better year”.

Although, he added, many hoteliers are already expecting improvement as of 2022.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios (archive photo).

Referring to 2021, Tasios said that it is not clear if the vouchers covering bookings of 2020 will be used by travelers for the month of May due to do the unfavorable epidemiological data in Europe and the low frequency of vaccinations against the coronavirus.

He did, however, add that there are hopes that holidaymakers from Britain and Israel – two countries where vaccinations are taking place rapidly – will begin to travel this season.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of the Virtual Greek Panorama event.

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  1. Maggie Ferguson Reply

    The problems will arrive if by the summer the uk government still insist on quarantine of returning travellers, vaccinated or not.

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