While Greek tourism officials are concerned about the effects of the debt crisis on the industry, they are working hard to keep everything running smoothly for visitors, the general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation said Tuesday.
In fact, despite the political turmoil, the travel industry has been going strong this year, Alexandros Lamnidis said in an interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."
"We are concerned, we are planning ahead but we are rather optimistic that we shall overcome," he said. "Tourism is the main industry of the country, and we cannot afford to lose our competitive edge and we're not going to."
As part of a deal for more financial support from the euro zone, Athens must pass sweeping austerity measures that include pension cuts, an increase in the value added tax, clamping down on collective bargaining agreements and implementing quasi-automatic spending constraints.