Survey reveals one in two Greeks are planning for their summer holidays



Despite being in lockdown, nearly one in two Greeks plan to take a holiday this summer, according to an online survey conducted by Marketing Laboratory (MarLab) of the University of Macedonia.

The research aimed to record the intentions and preferences of Greeks for their summer holidays this year, and to capture the trends in domestic tourism for the coming summer.

According to the research team led by MarLab Director Professor Rodoula Tsiotsou, "as the gradual lifting of travel restrictions (at least in the country) has just begun, an important question is whether Greeks will go on holiday this year and under what circumstances."

The survey found that almost half of Greeks (47%) plan to take a holiday this summer, specifically in August (65%).

Greece is also the main holiday destination for Greeks this year (90%), while hotels will be their main accommodation (46%).

Regarding the months they will take a vacation, 25% preferred July (20% in the second 15 days of July), 65% in August and 10% said September.

It is noted that 840 people answered the questionnaire, of which 31% were men and 69% women.