Europe is the most-visited tourist destination on the planet but it is easy to forget that residents in many of its countries have to — out of economic necessity — deal with staycations, if anything. Could this contribute to anti-tourism sentiment?
Summertime doesn’t make living easier in Greece.
While tourists are flocking to the Mediterranean country from all over the world, more than 50 percent of the local population can’t afford to pay for a one-week holiday away from home.
In Germany, where unemployment is at a record-low 3.8 percent, the ratio is only one in five.
[Skift Editor’s Note: According to the chart, more than 40 percent of the inhabitants of Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain likewise didn’t have the budget to take a one-week vacation this summer.]
Here’s the chart
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Photo credit: Tourists enjoy the beach on Mykonos, Greece. Many Greeks, though, cant afford a one-week vacation. Gregory Allan Cramer / Visit Greece