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UNWTO Urges Holidaymakers to Visit Greece

UNWTO Urges Holidaymakers to Visit GreeceUNWTO Urges Holidaymakers to Visit Greece

The World Tourism Organization is urging tourists around the globe not to change their plans and travel to Greece, after the deadly fires that devastated the seaside town of Mati. "Tourism means a necessary income and creates new opportunities," says the organization, according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. The AMNA report says that there have been no cancellations from major tourist markets, such as Germany, Britain and Russia, following the killing fires in East Attica. The Association of British Travel Agents informed British travelers that the center of Athens and destinations popular to British travelers are absolutely safe and not affected by fires. Similarly, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia announced that no Russian tourist was threatened by the fires in the suburbs of Athens. The German Travel Association also announced that no German traveler has altered or canceled this year's holiday in Greece due to fires and Greece remained the second most popular choice for Germans in 2018 showing an increase of 13% in reservations in June compared to the previous year.

 

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