TUI, one of the largest travel and tourism companies, has highlighted the 6 most popular destinations for the summer of 2020 and Greece was among them. What other destinations are on this list and how likely is it that they will have a summer tourist season?
It should be noted that TUI informed that it will not travel until May 17, as it becomes impossible due to restrictions and prohibitions.
TUI, in particular, has highlighted the most popular destinations in order of priority, which are Greece, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Egypt, Croatia.
On this list stood the largest Austrian tourist magazine “TAI”, where he published in a recent edition an article entitled: “Gradual relaxation of Lockdown – Analysis of travel to the top 6 destinations” in which he had as a central photo the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotaki. This article lists the countries, in order of security, according to the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a particularly important question for the tourism industry, what will be born next summer, the article states that this depends on the degree of lifting of the measures of “lock down” by each country separately, with Austria being the first country to have proceed with a gradual easing of measures.external to Austria.
The 6 most popular destinations for the summer of 2020
Greece is first mentioned as one of the safest destinations after the appearance of the corona (security level 4), highlighting the dominance of our country among the summer destinations in the Austrian tourist market, due to direct air connections with 21 Greek destinations and flights. started in May 2020. Also, the TAI article refers to the small number of cases and the speech of the Prime Minister of Greece, on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Turkey, which until recently belonged to category 4, rose to the highest level of travel warning, 6, due to the extremely rapid outbreak of the epidemic throughout the country. It is therefore speculated that the tourist flow to Turkey from Austria will not be for this summer.
It is not possible to estimate when Italy will emerge from the state of emergency.
Spain, which is at the top of the travel warning level 6, is working on various scenarios for restarting tourism. However, the arrival of foreign tourists in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands is not considered possible. It is also believed that only in the fall will the country be able to receive tourists again.
It belongs like Greece in level 4. But there is no information on when the season could start again.
It belongs to level 4 security and here it is expected that some Austrians will take a vacation. Croatia is close to Austria and is accessible via Slovenia.