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South Aegean Islands Winners in Greece’s Race for Tourism Recovery

The South Aegean islands, which include Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, broke all records this year attracting over 3 million visitors.

South Aegean Islands Break 2019 Visitor Record in October

The South Aegean islands in October broke all records to date, surpassing 2019 visitor numbers and exceeding all expectations.

South Aegean Islands Beat October 2019 Tourist Traffic Levels

The South Aegean Region has made 2021 a recovery year exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 tourist traffic levels in October.

International Travel Flows to Greece Continue Steady Trend

International arrivals to Greece are maintaining the momentum of previous months marking a 110.5% increase in September compared to the same month a year ago.

Over 1 Million Tourists Chose South Aegean Islands So Far

Over 1 million international tourists spent their holidays in the South Aegean Region in the last three months, including on such islands as Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos and Karpathos.

May 2021 Travel Flows to Greece Soar by 413.7%

Incoming traveler flows to Greece surged by 413.7% to 285,000 arrivals in May, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Travel Receipts Down by 73.9% in September

The ongoing Covid-19 health crisis drove inbound traffic to Greece down by 73.9% and travel receipts by 71.4% year-on-year in September.

August Inbound Traveler Flows to Greece Sink Due to Covid-19

The number of inbound visitors to Greece in August 2020 was down by 73.3% year-on-year as a result of the Covid-19 measures.

Nine-month Passenger Traffic to Greece Down by 68.9%

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports dropped by 68.9 percent in the first nine months of the year.

Greece’s Peak July Month Sees 85.4% Drop in Tourist Arrivals

July, one of the three main months for tourism in Greece, saw the number of inbound arrivals plunge by 85.4%, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Tourism Arrivals and Revenue Plummet Due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Greece in June saw a 93.8% drop in inbound travelers and a 97.5% decline in revenue, compared to the same month in 2019.

Greek Travel Receipts for February on the Rise Before Covid-19

In February, nearly one month before the coronavirus spread to Europe, travel receipts in Greece marked a 21.1% year-on-year increase.

Greek Tourism Sector Recovery Depends on Covid-19 Crisis Duration, Says BoG

The duration of the coronavirus pandemic will be the decisive factor for the Greek tourism industry’s comeback, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Pre-coronavirus Travel Revenue for Greece on the Rise – January Data

Greece's tourism revenue was on an upward trend in January, before the coronavirus health crisis hit the country, recording a 24.4 percent rise.

Transport, Exports Offset Greece’s Current Account Deficit in February

Greece’s current account deficit in February came to 990 million euros, down by 407 million euros year-on-year, according to the country's central bank.

Bank of Greece: Tourism Revenue Rising, Up to €1.4bn in October

Tourism revenues rose to 1.41 billion euros in October 2018, from 1.19 billion euros during the same period last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece Travel Receipts Up by 12.6% in February

Greek travel receipts rose in February by 12.6 percent to 152 million euros against 135 million euros in the same month last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

Tourism Offsets Greece’s Current Account Deficit

Greece’s current account recorded a deficit of 1.5 billion euros in 2017 down by 418 million euros year-on-year, with travel receipts slightly increasing.

Five-star Resorts Packed for Greece’s Aug. 15 Holiday, Rates Soar

Five-star hotels at popular destinations across Greece are fully booked and charging higher rates for the August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday.

Smaller Budget, Shorter Stays for Greek Vacationers

SETE says travel spending by Greek holidaymakers has decreased by 65 percent in the last nine years with locals set to vacation less in 2017.
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