Holiday nights in Italy, Spain and Greece fell by at least 70 percent last year, European data show, with 2021 shaping up to be another quiet year.
Across Southern Europe’s tourist hotspots, all they can do is get ready and hope.
Vaccinations for the coronavirus are being rolled out, but it’s going to be months before enough shots are delivered that people can start crowding onto planes, taking cruises, or hanging out in packed bars along the beach. That means businesses are largely in the dark about this year’s summer season.
The expectation is that it will be better than 2020, but that’s a low bar to hit. On the Greek island of Santorini, just three cruise ships arrived last year, compared with close to 600 in 2019. European…