Research Shows Sharp Generational Divide in Attitudes Toward Greek Travel

Greek Tourism

Travel plans for Greece in 2016 will not be affected by the economic crisis, according to research conducted by LoveHolidays, a U.K. online travel agency.

The study shows that despite the economic situation in Greece, 66 percent of participants perceive the country as a safe holiday destination. In fact, 21 percent of people aged between 45-59 said they would travel to Greece specifically to help the country’s economy.

1aFurthermore, the study shows a generational gap in travel attitude as about half of travelers over 60-years-old would prefer to travel independently and help local businesses. At the same time, 71 percent of millenials would choose the safety of a well-known travel agency.

Regarding the Grexit scenarios, over 50 percent of participants believe that tourism in Greece will benefit from the country’s exit from the euro bloc because that would lead to lower prices in hotels and tourist sector businesses.