UK’s speedy vaccine rollout could open the door to Greek holidays

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has raised hopes that British tourists will be able to visit the country this summer thanks to the UK’s speedy vaccine rollout. 

With tourism accounting for about a fifth of its GDP and employing one in five workers, Greece will be keen to see overseas visitors return as soon as possible, and Mr Mitsotakis told Reuters he was “cautiously optimistic” of a lucrative summer. 

“Essentially we are dependent on the pace of vaccination in our main markets,” he added, noting that Britain and Israel were leading the way. However, despite

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American Airlines said 13,000 employees could be furloughed, blaming slow vaccine rollout and travel restrictions

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  • American Airlines said Wednesday 13,000 employees were at risk of being furloughed.
  • The potential furloughs include 1,850 pilots and 4,245 flight attendants.
  • A slow vaccine rollout and restrictions on international travel have dampened demand, American said.
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American Airlines said on Wednesday that 13,000 employees were at risk of furlough when a US aid package for airline workers expires on April 1, blaming slow vaccine rollouts and new international travel restrictions for dampening demand.


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