Tourism faces drop in October

The Greek tourist industry was dealt a fresh blow in October as hotel owners signaled a new wave of cancellations on previously made reservations, Kathimerini reported.

The cancellations regarded reservations made by international travellers who planned to visit Athens and other spots around the country in the second half of October.

The main reason for the cancellations were serious problems in the transportation of tourists which were triggered by multiple strikes taking place around Greece.

Professionals in the Greek tourist sector noted that images of tourists carrying their luggage across Athens and other areas made global headlines and painted a negative picture of the country.

Cancellations of scheduled flights due to strike action by air traffic controllers was another factor which contributed to travellers cancelling their plans to visit Greece.

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