Greece to waive airport fees in bid to boost tourism

Greece to waive airport fees in bid to boost tourism

Greece is to waive its airport fees for nine months in a bid to regenerate the country’s tourism industry. The country’s airports, except Athens, are to stop charging landing, takeoff and stopover fees from April until the end of the year, reported the Guardian. “There has already been a big increase in low-cost flights to regional airports and our hope is that this will make Greek destinations more attractive,” said Caralampo Focas, an expert on Greece’s transport industry. “Consumers should know that if they have paid these fees they are entitled to get them back.” Tourism is worth 20 percent of Greece’s GDP but revenues dropped below 20 percent last year following increased competition, strikes and the recession.

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