If Greece doesn’t attain the goal of issuing 7,000 visas each day for the Russians then it won’t see elevated arrival numbers from that market, in keeping with the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Talking to the Greek press on Friday, Mr Andreadis stated that the objective of issuing 7,000 visas a day for Russians have to be achieved by the top of the month, or else the prospect of development of arrivals from Russia shall be misplaced which can end result to an enormous lack of income for the tourism business and therefore the Greek financial system.
“The International Ministry, by Deputy Minister Nikos Xydakis, has assured that the process will normalize and the goal of issuing 7,000 visas a day will rise from the present 2,000 by the top of Could”, Mr. Andreadis stated.
In line with the tourism ministry, Greece welcomes a million Russian guests yearly. Though the nation recorded a slight decline of Russian vacationers in 2015, it has been estimated that the nation will see a 20 % enhance this yr.
As it’s underlined in press stories, Russian vacationers have Greece on the prime of their journey bucket listing for summer season holidays, particularly after the disaster with Turkey and the Russian plane crash in Egypt that was attributed to a jihadist terrorist assault. The Russians are interested in Greece’s pure magnificence, its non secular tourism choices and leisure. Nevertheless, the extreme and extended issues with issuing visas have brought about Russian residents to have a nasty impression regarding the course of.