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Role of Tourism for Greece in 2019 Revealed by INSETE

Two studies released by INSETE reveal the significant role the tourism sector had on growth and employment in Greece in 2019, before the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Sees 86% Drop in Tourism Revenue in Jan-July Period

Greece saw revenues from inbound tourism nosedive during the first seven months of the year, according to data provided by the Bank of Greece.

OECD: Better Outlook but Covid-19 Risks and Uncertainty Still High

The OECD has revised its outlook for 2020, predicting a smaller recession of the global economy and slightly greater potential for growth.

DBRS: Covid-19 Shock Greater for Tourism-dependent Greece

Greece will emerge as one of the hardest hit economies by Covid-19 due to the impact of restrictions on tourism, its main revenue-generating industry, says a DBRS Morningstar report.

Covid-19: International Tourism Suffers Loss of 440 Million Arrivals in Jan-June 2020

Covid-19 lockdowns during the January-June 2020 period had a massive impact on international tourism with arrivals showing a 65% drop when compared to 2019.

Covid-19 Likely to Cost Greek Tourism €14.5bn

The Greek tourism sector is expected to see travel receipts from abroad add up to only between €3.5-4 billion for 2020, compared to over €18 billion in 2019, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Sees Drop in Airport Passenger Traffic for Sixth Month in a Row

Passenger traffic numbers in Greece are down for the sixth consecutive month following the disruptions in air travel caused by Covid-19.

Fraport Reports Major Drop in Passenger Traffic at its Airports in Greece

Greece's 14 regional airports, operated and managed by Fraport, saw passenger traffic drop by 74.5% in the first eight months of the year, due to the impact of Covid-19 on air travel.

Airbnb: Greece Among 10 Countries with Most ‘Enhanced Clean‘ Listings

Greece is among the top 10 countries with the highest number of Enhanced Clean listings on Airbnb.

Airports: Vanishing Traffic, Collapsing Revenues – Analysis

The global airport industry is confronted with vanishing traffic and collapsing revenues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, an ACI World analysis reveals.

Air Ticketing Not Expected to Recover Until 2024, Says Study

Digital air ticketing transaction values are not expected to reach pre-Covid-19 levels before 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Greek Economy Shrinks by 15.2% in Q2

Greece saw its GDP plunge by 15.2% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period a year ago, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to ELSTAT.

Passenger Traffic Still Down at Athens Airport Due to Covid-19

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) in August was below the respective 2019 levels by 60.4%, amounting to some 1.2 million passengers.

Eurostat: Greece Unemployment at 17% in May

Greece’s jobless rate increased from 15.7 percent in April 2020 to 17 percent in May, according to the latest data released by Eurostat.

Moody’s: Greece’s Debt Durable Despite Tourism Decline

Despite the slowdown in tourism and the far-reaching repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, Greece’s debt remains durable, Moody's Investors Service said in a report.

Insurer AXA Lists Greece Among Top Countries for Quarantine-free Travel

Greece has been listed as one of the best countries for travelers who do not want to undergo self-isolation, according to insurer AXA Gulf.

Study: Coronavirus Affecting Leisure Travel More

Leisure travel appears to be among the hardest-hit segments with business travel the least affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a study reveals.

Study: Tourists Ready to Travel, If Safety Measures Are in Place

The majority of travelers are ready to consider booking domestic and international trips, but only if safety measures are in place, a study by Travelport reveals. Released by Travelport, the study found that at all parts of the travel journey, it is deemed criti

Gloomy Outlook Ahead for Greek Hoteliers

The Greek hospitality sector will need four years to cover lost ground with most professionals struggling to survive in 2021.

UN Chief: Covid-19 Puts 100 Million Tourism Jobs at Risk

The coronavirus pandemic has put 100 million direct tourism jobs at risk, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.