A hotel fire on the Greek island of Rhodes has left many Czech tourists stranded, with travel agencies struggling to find alternative accommodations. Some tourists have been left fighting for refunds after paying up to a quarter million Czech koruna for their holidays.
The fire has left many tourists uncertain whether to travel to the island, even to areas unaffected by the blaze. Some are fighting with travel agencies over the money they have already paid, with little communication from the agencies themselves.
One mother from Prague, who paid a quarter million koruna for a family holiday, said, “I was calm, but I’m not anymore. I’m afraid that the travel agency won’t be able to handle the situation. They’re not communicating with us.”
The situation has left many tourists with unanswered questions and concerns, with some seeking refunds for their ruined trips. However, travel agencies ask tourists to be patient and wait for further information.
The situation is especially difficult for families with young children, who have already paid for their holidays and are unsure whether to travel or seek refunds. The travel agencies are trying to find alternative accommodations but are struggling to keep up with the changing situation.
The uncertainty has left many tourists feeling helpless and frustrated, with some taking to social media to share their stories. One tourist wrote, “They told us that we don’t have the right to change anything and we won’t get our money back. Our flight is still scheduled, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told me not to go, and so did people on the island.”
In the meantime, travel agencies are asking tourists to wait before making any decisions. The situation is constantly changing, and travel agencies are doing their best to find solutions for their clients.
As the situation unfolds, it is clear that many Czech tourists have been left stranded and unsure about their holidays. The travel agencies are trying to do what they can, but the situation is difficult for everyone involved.