Despite the financial and political issues surrounding the country, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) assures travellers that now is the best time to visit Greece.
In a recent meeting between the Greek Prime Minister, Panagiotis Pikrammenos and SETE President Dr Andreas Andreadis, the Greek Prime Minister stressed that tourism growth was vital to the Greek economy.
“Tourism remains one of the basic development axes of the Greek economy,” Mr Pikrammenos said.
“The main target of our government is to reassure that the country is preparing for national election with stability and tranquility.”
Although the country is preparing for national elections, the government has stressed that these election periods are usually peaceful and therefore the chances of strikes in Greece for summer 2012 are far lower than in other European countries.
SETE President Dr Andreas Andreadis said Greece remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and reassures travellers that this summer its “business as usual”.
“We want to encourage international tourism and assure potential tourists that there has never been a better time to come to our country,” Mr Andreadis said.
“We are trying to change the way our country and its economy is run, however, this is not going to affect the quality of a holiday.”
According to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office it is safe to travel to Greece, with hundreds of thousands of British holiday makers already flocking to the Islands for their summer holidays.According to SETE travellers will enjoy the best exchange rate since 2008, additionally many hotels are offering special rates with some resorts and hotels in Greek cities offering free meals for children.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P