Tourists walk trough the ancient Acropolis hill, with the ruins of the fifth century BC Parthenon temple on the background in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Greece's debt crisis has hit tourism, with last-minute bookings falling sharply, although the impact on the industry may be limited because the flare-up has come late in the season when most summer holidays are already booked.Travel website Opodo.de said Greece flight bookings from Germany, which had been tracking the levels of the previous year, suddenly dropped off after June 26, when talks broke down between Greece and its eurozone creditors.Between June 27 and July 6, daily flight bookings have been down most days by around 30-35 percent from the previous year, with one day showing a decrease of 68 percent, it said in data made available to Reuters.Other German travel sites Kayak.de and Swoodoo.de, part of the Priceline Group, said in the week before Sunday's referendum on whether to accept the terms of a bailout searches for flights to Greece were down 8 percent compared with the previous year. This time, the crunch has come later in the year, and with 70 percent of the 2.5 million Germans holidaying in Greece travelling on package holidays, many trips are long since booked.
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