Pent-up demand drives travel revival

A couple of tourists taking a wefie near a beach in Cascais, Portugal. They are flocking to southern Europe in record numbers after three years of pandemic travel restrictions. — Reuters

AFTER three years of pandemic travel restrictions and rocketing energy costs, tourism is back with a vengeance to boost the economies of southern Europe as sun-seekers make up for lost time.

Early bookings suggest Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal could receive record tourism revenues this year, helping replenish state coffers depleted by rising debt interest payments and the cost of living crisis.

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