The first signs for Greek tourism are positive, the president of Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Andreas Andreadis posted on Twitter.

“Pre-bookings for Greece are moving upwards,” he said. He added however that “the growing destabilization of Turkey is certainly not a positive development for tourism.”

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM has stressed that “2016 ended on a positive note with 27.5 million tourists and 2017 set off in a spectacular way.”

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