Operators expect Greece sales recovery

Discounts of 30-40% are still available on some hotels

Tour operators selling holidays in Greece say they are hoping for a pick-up in bookings following the result of the election there, which resulted in a narrow win by the New Democracy party and which is likely to mean the country will stay in the Eurozone for the time being. Greece is traditionally a late booking market and it has been heavily discounted this summer. Operators expressed relief.
Photis Lambrianides, commercial director at the Greece specialists Olympic Holidays, said the result was “wonderful news”, adding: “I’m confident that a new government will be formed very quickly and that confidence in its economy will be reinstated very quickly.” Discounts of 30-40% are still available on some hotels, he said.
“It’s probably the best season to visit for many years. Even in high season, there are good offers for people to choose from, especially on the bigger islands like Rhodes, Crete and Corfu.”
Noel Josephides, managing director of Sunvil Holidays: “There is no doubt we will have to fight hard on price, but that is happening already. There is still a lot of capacity to Greece and at this stage it’s very difficult for operators to cancel anything.”
TTG Digital
[pictured: Hotel Alia Palace, Pefkohori, Greece


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