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Athens Hotel Occupancy Continues to Lag Behind pre-Covid Levels

Despite Greece’s strong comeback in tourism in 2022, Athens hoteliers are far from satisfied with the occupancy levels in the first eight months of the year.

Greece Exits Enhanced Surveillance, Enters New Era

Greece regained more freedom over its economic policy and entered a new era on August 20, leaving behind the European Union’s enhanced surveillance framework.

Commission: No More Enhanced Surveillance Status for Greece

Greece exits enhanced surveillance status on August 20 two years ahead of schedule and after the early repayment of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Hotel Stays More Affordable in Athens Than in Other European Cities

A study found hotel stays in Athens more affordable compared to most other European destinations with average room rates much lower than those offered in rival cities.

Athens Hotels Still Struggling to Boost Occupancy Levels

Hotels in the Greek capital are still struggling to increase occupancy levels, which suffered a blow after the onset of Covid-19, according to the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Surge in Tourist Arrivals Fuels Greece Tourism Revenues in May 2022

Increasing international arrivals to Greece boosted travel receipts by 536.4% in May and by 547.9% in January‑May exceeding respective 2021 levels.

Athens Hotel Room Rates Cheaper than in Rival Cities

Athens hotel room rates were cheaper than rival cities - Rome, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid and Istanbul - in the first five months of 2022, according to data by GBR Consulting.

January-April Occupancy Rates Disappoint Athens Hoteliers

Hoteliers in Athens are disappointed as occupancy rates, recorded in the first 4 months of the year, marked a 33.6% decline over the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.

Greece Gets Next Debt Tranche, Prepares to Exit Enhanced Surveillance

The European Commission approved the release of the next tranche of debt relief to Greece, as the country prepares to exit enhanced surveillance status in August.

Number of Incoming Travelers to Greece Up by 295.8% in January-March

The number of incoming travelers to Greece reached 1,072,700 in January-March 2022, generating a total of 469.7 million euros in travel receipts.

Eurocontrol Sees Upward Air Traffic Dynamic for Greece

Greece is set to make a strong comeback as a post-Covid-19 international tourist destination, according to data released by aviation experts Eurocontrol.

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, the European Commission said in its Spring Economic Forecast.

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.