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Deutsche Presse-Agentur: Cheap Greece Big Lure

greek-islandsA year ago tourists venturing to Greece for their summer holidays risked becoming caught up in violent demonstrations and strikes against the country’s tough austerity measures, “The National Herald” eported citing Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

But this summer, foreigners are flocking to the sun-drenched Greek islands and the mainland by the millions. If last year showed tourism in free-fall, foreign visitors are returning to Greece in record numbers this year.

They’ve been lured – in part – by discounts of up to 20 percent on resorts and hotels, raising hopes that the sector may help the country to pull itself out of a severe economic crisis.The Director General of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Georgios Drakopoulos said that the improved political stability compared to 2012 – when the country was in the midst of hard-fought back-to-back elections – had helped.
(source: Capital)

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