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Greece in EU Lead with August Commercial Flight Increase

Greece had the highest rise in the European Union in the number of commercial flights in August, compared to the pre-pandemic 2019, according to Eurostat.

The World’s Rich are Picking Greece, Says Virtuoso

Greece is among the Top 5 countries in the world attracting luxury travelers who spend 20 times more than regular tourists, found a Virtuoso report.

Road Tourism to Greece Slow in January-June

Road tourism to Greece is still lagging behind compared to air travel which managed to recoup 2019 levels in June, according to recent data.

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.

Greece Flight, Passenger Numbers Up in First Half of Year

Greek airports recouped 90.6% of passenger traffic in the first six months of the year compared to the first half of 2019, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Study: No Holidays This Year for 1 in 2 Greeks 

One in two Greeks will not go on vacation this year, according to a study published recently by the Hellenic Retail Business Association (SELPE).

Greek Airports See 14 Million Travelers in Jan-May 2022

A total of 14 million passengers flew into Greece in the first five months of the year marking a 377.7% increase compared to the same period in 2021.

January-April Passenger Traffic to Greece Up by 384% 

Greek airports handled 8.1 million passengers in the first four months of the year, up by 383% over the same period in 2021, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Sojern: Global Travelers Picking Greece for Summer Vacation

Greece is winning over more holidaymakers from around the globe who are making plans for summer, according to Sojern.

Greek Airports Welcome 299.1% Rise in Int’l Arrivals for January-March

Greece’s airports recorded a surge in arrivals in the first quarter of the year welcoming a total of 4.49 million passengers on 56,323 flights.

Greece Set to See Tourism Revival in 2022 Despite ‘Omicron’

Greece is among the European tourism destinations expected to recover losses due to Covid-19 thanks in large part to its high vaccination rates.

Greece Manages to Extend Tourist Season into November

Greece managed to extend its tourist season by several months this year achieving a 344.2% increase in traveler flows in November over the same month in 2020.

Poll: Greece Among Top 10 European Destinations for Source Markets

Greece is in the top 10 European destinations of choice for travelers coming from key source markets, an INSETE study found.

Searches for Greece Still Strong Among Fall Travelers

Demand for travel to Greece remains robust with all the more travelers choosing to visit in the fall, according to a study carried out by Tourix.

Greece Study: Rising Demand for Luxury Tourism is Back

Demand for high-end tourism in Greece including accommodation at luxury resorts, is gaining ground despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Crete Tops Kayak’s ‘Best Islands of Europe’ List

Crete is at the top of travel site Kayak’s “Best Islands of Europe” ranking, singled out for its affordable prices, fine weather and sandy beaches.

July Brings More Traffic Through 14 Greek Regional Airports

Traffic through 14 regional Greek airports picked up pace in the first half of the year boosting performance for Fraport Group.

Greeks Put Vacation Plans on Pause Due to Covid-19

Covid-19 and the faster-spreading Delta variant has put the holiday plans of Greeks on hold with one in two opting to stay home, according to a nationwide study.

Oxford Economics: Greece Tourism Recovery Gathers Speed

Greece is following in the footsteps of Europe, where the rebound in tourism post-Covid-19 is already underway, according to Oxford Economics.

Covid-19: Greece Overnights Among Hardest Hit in EU

Greece reported a 74% drop - among the highest declines in the EU - in the number of overnight stays between April 2020 and March 2021.