Greece to compensate stranded travellers


In a bid to win over consumer and tourist confidence, Greece has implemented a plan to compensate tourists stuck in the country.

While the plan doesn’t have a great deal of detail, Greece’s Culture and Tourism Minister, Pavlos Geroulanos said that passengers stranded in the country due to natural disasters or industrial action would be compensated for any period of extended stay required.

Mr Geroulanos said:

“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.”

As a result of the country’s latest budget crisis, tourism has plummeted some 10-12%, with tourism accounting for 15% of the country’s gross domestic product.

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