Travel plans in jeopardy – Iceland Monitor
, 2023-02-27 02:00:00,
More than 1000 tourists have called to the emergency number that the Tourist Board put on their website to assist people who have lost their accommodation.
Over a thousand calls have been made through the Icelandic Tourist Board’s emergency number, which was set up to help hotel guests who have lost their hotel accommodation in Reykjavík due to an ongoing strike, according to Jóhannes Þór Skúlason, director of the Icelandic Association of Tourists.
“This shows that the problem is real and will just continue to be a problem throughout the week as this situation continues. It will increase significantly after the work ban hits on Thursday. Then it will spread through other accommodations in the capital area,” he tells mbl.is.
He says no emergency resources have yet to be opened for tourists so far.
Disrupting travel plans
When asked, he says that the situation poses a major problem for tourists who have already come to Iceland.
“For example, they have to cancel their reservations they had already taken. Then they have to look for other accommodations that are largely booked for them here in the capital area. They have to look outside the…
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