COVID19: Summer in Greece
21 June 2020
21 June 2020
The broader tourism sector is one of the key sectors of the Greek economy, accounting for about 20% of the country’s GDP. However, this year there is a concern regarding the magnitude of the recession, given the coronavirus conditions. Local professionals are worried and many of them have decided not to open their businesses this summer. It is estimated that about 1 out of 2 large hotel chains will not open because they will not be able to cover their operating expenses. In economic terms, the damage of the tourism sector is estimated at 10 billion euros, due to the effects of the pandemic.
Based on measurements, it seems that destinations which are accessible by car will be in higher demand. Nevertheless, some of the popular island destinations are getting prepared waiting for this year’s Greek and foreign tourists. In this case, however, the obvious question is whether tourists will feel safe being away from the country’s major hospitals. When it comes to remote areas and islands without the required health infrastructure, visitors are worried about what will happen in case they need immediate contact with a doctor or want to check their symptoms worried about being infected by the coronavirus.
Docandu can fulfil this need, and by using its application, each tourist can talk directly to a doctor and get advice on any case. At the same time, everyone can assess the risk of being infected by the coronavirus and speak to a specialist when necessary, using the widget on the company’s website. Finally, each docandu user can store his/her medical records, which can be translated from Greek to English and vice versa, implying no worry about miscommunication or misunderstanding due to the language barriers.