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Greece Will Compensate Tourists Affected by Strikes

Greek Tourism Authorities will offer a maximum of 100 Euros for tourists stranded due to strikes.
The Greek Culture Ministry has tabled a bill in Parliament which offers 50 Euros per tourist for a maximum of two days. Compensation will be given to foreign tourists who manage to prove that he/she was unable to take scheduled transport out of Greece due to strikes or natural disasters.
The proposed law also covers natural disasters but makes no mention of trips to internal destinations such as Greece’s popular holiday islands which are also routinely disrupted by strikes.
The Ministry could not specify Wednesday when the bill would be put to a vote.
New legislation can take weeks to be approved by Parliament but the proposed measure is retroactive to June 28th.
It covers the three month period until September 30th.
There are some serious flaws in the bill.  Firstly it does not mention compensation on travel disruptions at internal destinations of Greece due to strikes. Greek ferry strikes have distrupted tourists severely this summer.

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