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Greece restarts tourism sector, reopens year-round hotels

Greece restarts tourism sector, reopens year-round hotels

Greece allowed year-round hotels to open on Monday, restarting its vital tourism sector, which has been hobbled by weeks of lockdown. However, international flights from the country’s main airports are set to resume only from June 15.

With borders also still shut in key tourism markets, some hotels have pushed back their openings due to low numbers of reservations, Reuters said.

Tourism accounts for about 20 percent of national output in the country, which emerged from international bailout programs in 2018.

Year-round hotels also rely on conferences, which have switched to the internet since the health crisis erupted, and on the cruise industry, which is not expected to resume any time soon.