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One in Five Greek Winter Hotels Stayed Shut in Dec-Feb Period

One in five hotels located in remote regions in Greece remained closed in the December 2021-February 2022 period, according to research carried out by Greece’s Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

According to the same findings, in the same three-month period, average occupancy at operating hotels came to 28.2 percent or when taking into consideration all year-round hotel operations to 21.3 percent. During the same period, the average rate per double room came to 48 euros.

ITEP analysts add that from December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022 – the three-month high season for the country’s winter/mountain destinations, only 79.3 percent of hotels chose to operate.

More specifically, according to ITEP:

– A total of 80.7 percent of hotels stayed open in December, 79.2 percent in January 2022, and 78.1 percent in February.

– Occupancy at open hotels by month was 31.8 percent in December 2021 (24.8 percent of total hotels); 22.7 percent in January 2022 (-16.3 percent for total hotels); and 30 percent in February (-22.7 percent for all hotels).

– The average rate per double room was 53 euros in December; 45 euros in January 2022; and 47 euros in February.  

ITEP is a non-profit institute launched by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels in 1996. The institute recently announced its new Board of Directors.

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