It's probably too early to tell how the exchange rate will impact European travel to the U.S. as the summer season is the best barometer for that. But there's little question American travel to Europe will see big gains.
Relaxed visa regulations, affluent visitors, and a boost of German tourists will provide Greece’s economy a much-needed boom this summer and pave the way to more efficient tourism marketing moving forward.
The continued deterioration of global economic powerhouses has left them vulnerable and seeking the boost provided by droves of tourists pouring out of China, Brazil, India, and Asia.
International passenger traffic dropped more steeply than domestic numbers as Greece’s largest industry took a hit to its sun soaked image amidst political and financial struggles.
This isn't your annual summer strike of a few thousand rail workers. As discord spreads over banking policies and continued unemployment, widespread actions could easily become the new normal.
Spain's malaise will linger throughout the tourist offseason as service workers wait for the next influx of tourists in the late spring to find out if they'll have a job again.
Despite the overall economic effects that a deflated drachma would have on Greece should it leave the Eurozone, plummeting prices would at least keep the country’s profitable tourism industry afloat.
Just as tourists began booking European holidays again, strikes flare up in Greece, halting flights and ground transportation, as protestors take to the streets of Spain showing the world that crisis isn’t over yet.
Unfortunately, this could be the first news of many similar instances as the restructuring of the transport sector that workers believe will cut jobs and lower wages is still a year away.
It’s unlikely Catalonia will ever secede from Spain, although one benefit would be the rush of tourists looking to visit the world's newest country and sweet marketing materials the come from such a title.