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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.

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.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

CDC Revises Cruise Travel Advisory but Stills Sees ‘High’ Risk

The CDC has lowered the risk level for cruise travel but advises travelers to make sure they are up to date with Covid-19 vaccines before boarding a cruise ship.

FinMin: Greece to Repay IMF Loans Two Years Ahead of Schedule

Greece will proceed with the early repayment of bailout loans to the IMF by the end of the month., according to Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

EU Commission: Tourist Flows Lift Greece Economy in 2021

Healthier tourist flows to Greece over the summer helped the Greek economy reclaim a significant part of Covid-19-induced losses, according to the European Commission.

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.

Cruise Activity to Greece Snaps Back in 2021

Cruise activity picked up last year with 1,957 cruise ships bringing 1.32 million passengers to Greece, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association.

Full Greece Cruise Recovery Expected in 2025

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to recoup 2019 pre-pandemic levels in 2025, achieving a 35% improvement this year over 2021.