Fears for long-term de­cline in cruise vis­i­tors due to Turk­ish un­rest

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

be en­joy­ing the short-term ben­e­fits from cruise book­ing can­cel­la­tions in Turkey due to re­cent events but in the long term it stands to lose from the un­rest in the neigh­bor­ing coun­try, ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis by the Union of Greek Cruise Ship Own­ers and As­so­ci­ated Mem­bers. Cer­tain cruise op­er­a­tors are al­ready con­sid­er­ing chang­ing their routes away from the East­ern Mediter­ranean, so if this trend were to grow, the neg­a­tive im­pact on Greece would be sig­nif­i­cant, the anal­y­sis said. The failed coup and the state of emer­gency in Turkey are of par­tic­u­lar con­cern to the lo­cal in­dus­try, as cruise trips usu­ally com­bine the two coun­tries.

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