Kiwis can find deals in Greece
Posted on Wednesday 23 June 2010
in Shoestring, Greece
By Rory MacTavish
There has never been a better time to book a holiday in Greece. Although the country is facing massive debts because of the economic downturn, they are looking to the tourism industry to pull them out of the financial crisis.
According to the Associated Press, the Greeks are so keen to assuage traveler's concerns that the government has offered to pay for any delays that keep travelers stranded in Greece. Should strikes, riots or natural disasters like the Icelandic volcano force travelers to remain in the country, the government will pay for any extra fees incurred.
"We are guaranteeing to pay any extra room and board any visitor in Greece pays even if stuck here because of a volcano in Iceland," culture and tourism minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the news source.
Kiwis should also keep an eye out for discounts offered by local hotel owners. The island of Rhodes, which was voted the top destination spot in the world in a 2008 TripAdvisor survey, has seen a number of hotels slash prices to fill rooms when they would otherwise be booked solid, according to the New York Times.
The Grecian economy may be struggling, but New Zealand travelers can help both the country and their own wallets by booking a Greek holiday today.
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