The Agora Podcast - Episode 2 (Tourism, but not as we know it)

Agora Contributor: Agora Podcast

The second episode in our new podcast series looks at how the Greek tourism industry is faring amid the turbulence caused by the coronavirus.

Host Nick Malkoutzis speaks to a specialist on the subject, Eleftheria Pantziou of Greek Travel Pages, to find out what the usually busy summer season is likely to entail for hotels and other businesses that rely on visitors coming to Greece.

The Agora’s producer Phoebe Fronista reports back after checking out a couple of places in Athens that would normally be teeming with visitors at this time of year.

Nick also has a chat with MacroPolis co-founder Yiannis Mouzakis and business reporter Omaira Gill about the importance of tourism to the Greek economy.

They discuss why simply focussing on what will be open and what the experience for tourists might be like is not the big story. Instead, the spotlight should be on the many businesses and households that rely on tourists for their livelihood and the difficulties they are likely to face in the coming months.

In this podcast series, we're keeping alive the spirt of our long-running blog section, The Agora, which has been a forum for discussing all kinds of issues over a number of years.

We’ll examine political, economic and social developments in Greece. But our podcasts will also look at what’s happening in the world around us.

We’ll provide you with insight from our own experts and analysis from special guests.

So, if you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora.

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