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If Strikes Delay Tourists, The Government Will Pay

Jun 24th, 2010 | By

What would your reaction be if you had planned a holiday somewhere but there was a chance of a strike disrupting your plans? Would you take no notice and still go? Would you immediately plan to holiday elsewhere? Would you still plan to go but check your travel insurance first and then decide?
Greece has decided that tourism is so valuable to its economy that it has announced that if disruption is caused by strikes or even a return of the volcanic ash problem, they will cover whatever extra costs a tourist might have to face. The tourism minister, Pavlos Ggeroulanos, said that they (the Greek Government presumably) would guarantee to pay for any extra accommodation costs in the event of a strike. At the same time he announced a new tourism campaign to persuade us to take our holidays this year.