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Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, according to the European Commission.

Cruise Travel Gave Greek Tourism a Boost in 2021

The cruise industry helped boost tourism to Greece in 2021 and is set to contribute to the country’s dynamic comeback this year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) final data.

Outbound Traffic Peaks in Greece for Easter

Greeks this year will be celebrating Orthodox Easter with full services on April 24 after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BoG: Greece Tourism Gained Momentum in 2021 – Final Data

Greece’s tourism sector managed to cover lost ground and regain momentum in 2021 achieving a 143.2% rise in travel receipts for the year over 2020, the Bank of Greece (BoG) reports.

Regional Airport Operator Fraport Greece Marks Five Years of Action

Fraport Greece, the company managing 14 Greek regional airports, recently marked a five-year milestone with its 440-million-euro investment program moving full-speed ahead for upgrade works across its network of operations.

Eurocontrol Sees Air Traffic at 84% of Pre-Covid Levels by End of Year

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to pick up significantly in the coming months forecasting a recovery of approximately 9.3 million flights across Europe for all of 2022.

Greece Repays IMF Bailout Loans, May Exit EU ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ in August

Greece completed the early repayment of bailout loans to the IMF two years ahead of schedule and could transit out of EU “enhanced surveillance” this summer.

Greece Increases Voucher Period for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to June 30, 2022.

Vigla Hotel Ready to Welcome Guests to Amorgos

The Vigla Hotel on the Greek island of Amorgos will open its doors and welcome guests on April 10.

Greece’s First Travel Receipts of the Year Up by 309.8%

Travel receipts in Greece increased by 309.8% in the first month of the year generated by a 256.7% rise in inbound traveler flows, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Eurostat: More Overnights Spent in EU in 2021, Greece in the Lead

Greece is among the countries that recorded the largest increases in the number of nights spent in 2021 compared to 2020, says Eurostat.

Greece Sees Robust Arrival Numbers in First Months of 2022

International arrivals to Greece increased sharply in the first two months of 2022, recording a 261.6% rise over 2021 to 2.6 million passengers.

Crete Favorite 2022 Destination for TUI Customers

Customers of global leisure travel giant TUI Group have selected Crete as their favorite destination overall for 2022.

Small Enterprises in Athens’ Historic Center to Get Support

The Municipality of Athens will support 111 small businesses operating in the city’s historic center with 2.3 million euros in funds.

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini Maintain Investment Dynamic

Eight Greek destinations, including Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, are among 30 in the Mediterranean ensuring the highest returns and keeping strong investment dynamic, according to a report by Algean Property.

Leisure Travel Giant TUI Expects ‘No Impact’ of Sanctions on Business

TUI Group said that sanctions on the company’s shareholder, Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, will have no lasting impact on business.

IATA: Europe Air Passenger Traffic to Fully Recover in 2024

Total passenger numbers to and from Europe are expected to reach 86 percent of pre-Covid 2019 levels in 2022, before making a full recovery in 2024, says IATA.

Greece Year-round Travel Flows Up by 99.4% in 2021

Greece managed in 2021 to recover more than half of 2019 tourism revenues and double the number of arrivals by extending the tourism season.

BoG: Greece Travel Receipts Recoup 58.6% of Pre-pandemic Levels

Greece’s tourism-related revenues in 2021 recovered 58.6% of pre-Covid-19 levels amounting to 10.6 billion euros, according to Bank of Greece data.

IATA: Ticket Sales Rise as Countries Do Away with Covid Controls

Confidence in travel is growing stronger as countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions but more needs to be done to restore full connectivity, says IATA.