Poll: Greece Financial Crisis Likely to Disturb Tourist Industry

The financial crisis plaguing Greece is likely to impact its tourism industry, according to a new European poll conducted by GoEuro, a travel search website.

According to GoEuro, Greece is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations and tourism is one of the country’s most important sources of income.

GoEuro studied perceptions throughout Europe about the political and economic situation plaguing Greece and if it would affect tourism. GoEuro polled roughly 22,500 Europeans to see if Greece’s tourism numbers will decrease.

The poll found that UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands appear to view the perception of Greece more negatively due to the current situation. However, the study showed countries that were more impacted by the economic crisis across Europe had a less negative opinion of Greece as a tourist destination.

The survey revealed that roughly 72 percent of Germans surveyed who had traveled to Greece within the past five years say they view the country in a more negative way since the financial and political crisis. On the other hand, Spaniards didn’t view the situation negatively, as roughly 93 percent said the crisis plaguing Greece didn’t affect their perception of the country.


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