More specifically, according to INSETE’s annual competitiveness report for 2021, travel receipts in the region were down over pre-Covid 2019 despite an increase in traveler spending in 2021.
The Peloponnese Region welcomed 477 thousand visitors in 2021 down by 47 percent compared to 2019 and 899 thousand, accounting for 3 percent of all tourist arrivals across the country’s 13 regions.
At the same time, the region accounted for a mere 2 percent of Greece’s total travel receipts in 2021 marking a 40 percent decline to 250 million euros compared to 417 million euros in 2019.
Average spending increased by 13 percent to 523 euros in 2021 from 464 euros without managing however to boost the region’s revenues.
Overall, according to the report covering Greece’s 13 regions in the 2019-2021 period, traveler visits dropped by 55 percent to 16.4 million from 36.6 million.
Travel receipts in Greece excluding cruise travel for the period under review dropped by 42 percent to 10.3 billion euros in 2021 from 17.7 billion euros in 2019. Average spending per visitor to Greece in 2021 increased to 631 euros by 31 percent compared to 2019.