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Tourism Helps Greece Get Closer to Investment Grade, Say Credit Rating Agencies

The Moody’s and DBRS agencies have maintained ‘favorable’ credit ratings for the Greek economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greece Sees High Investment Interest Through Golden Visa Program

The Greek Migration Ministry in 2021 recorded a significant increase in investment interest for real estate in Greece through the golden visa program.

Covid-19 Cripples Greece’s Food and Drink Industry

Greece’s food and drink operations are still trying to recover from Covid-19, which has led to a 50% decline in turnover in the 2020-2021 period.

Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

TUI Chief Sees Reason to Be Positive in 2022

TUI’s head, Friedrich Joussen, says there is good reason to be optimistic in 2022 and that travel demand is focused more on the Mediterranean.

TUI Group Sees Recovery, Normal Booking Levels in 2022

TUI Group has so far achieved 69 percent of pre-crisis level bookings and expects to return to normality by summer 2022.

Athens Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Athens lit up an impressive 19-meter tall Christmas tree at the city’s central Syntagma Square, marking the start of the holiday season in the Greek capital.

Greece’s Golden Visa Reviving Covid-hit Property Market

The Greek government’s investor visa scheme is reviving Greece’s property market with hundreds of new permits issued during the first ten months of 2021.

Moody’s Says Tourism Behind Greece’s Resilience to Covid-19

Greece’s resilience to the Covid-19 shock is a result of a strong tourism industry, according to credit agency Moody’s.

Attica Region and CIVINET Greece-Cyprus Join Forces for Circular Tourism 

The Attica Region has secured funding through its partnership with the CIVINET Greece-Cyprus network to implement a circular tourism strategy in 8 of its island/coastal municipalities.

WTTC Commends Greece for Safe, Positive Tourism Opening

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised Greece for successfully opening up to tourists during the Covid-19 health crisis.