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17/05/20
« on: Sunday, 17 May, 2020 @ 03:01:34 »
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Greece anxiously prepares for socially distanced beach life
Country is a rare coronavirus success story but faces huge financial hit without tourism

Greek airports are reopening to international traffic this month, but it is not clear when direct flights to the main tourist islands will resume. Without regular flights from Germany and the UK, the main markets for the islands, Greece could see a 70 per cent drop in arrivals this year, several hoteliers said.

“We’re impatient to get going, we’ve lost three months of business already — that’s almost half the season. But it’s up to the tour operators and the airlines to bring the guests,” said Babis Mourelatos, the owner of a hotel on Kefalonia, an island popular with British tourists as the backdrop of the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the best-selling novel.

“One-third of our customers are repeat visitors and didn’t cancel so we’ll be able to keep going this year. But we get calls from prospective guests and we can’t give them a clear answer on flights,” he added.
https://www.ft.com/content/380f6cb4-d061-48f4-8150-d4bd593d312f


"we’ve lost three months of business already — that’s almost half the season". Sounds like an insurance claim, the season is barely two weeks old.

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Re: 17/05/20
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 17 May, 2020 @ 03:15:43 »
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Wild white storks hatch in UK for first time in six centuries
Hopes the species can now be reestablished in south of England after break of 600 years
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wild-white-storks-hatched-uk-sussex-knepp-estate-a9518221.html