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Greece unveils travel insurance promise to holidaymakers

Greece unveils travel insurance promise to holidaymakers

In a bid to attract holidaymakers to its shores, Greece has outlined a travel insurance promise which will offer protection in the form of accommodation should a visitor become stranded in the country. Following continued industrial action and ash cloud disruption, Greece has taken measures to repair its reputation as a top sunshine holiday destination and encourage people to visit the country. The Greek government are now issuing a guarantee of extra room and board payments to cover any holidaymaker whose return flight is postponed or cancelled. This policy even covers ash could disruption. Greece’s Culture Minister made the announcement, adding that he believed Greece would experience a “calm summer” and that the country shouldn’t be affected by any disruption, however the government promise will give peace of mind to those who maybe wary of travelling to Greece. Since Greece’s financial crisis, holiday bookings have slumped by 10%, and for a country which relies heavily on tourism, this is worrying news. According to the Culture Minister, the situation may not be a dire as first predicted for the summer holiday season, although he did concede some areas have been badly hit, others are doing better than they had done previously. With the introduction of the new insurance promise, the Greek government hope to reinvigorate holiday travel to the country.

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