Starting from subsequent month, Greece will formally open its doorways to worldwide vacationers, because the Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, has stated that the Hellenic Republic’s tourist season will begin on March 1. Despite the fast unfold of the Coronavirus and its new strains, particularly the Omicron variant, Greece managed to welcome a lot of worldwide travellers,
In this regard, Kikilias stated that the way in which the nation dealt with the Coronavirus state of affairs was crucial. (*1*) the Minister identified.
Recently, Kikilias burdened that the Tourism Ministry and the tourism sector’s professionals try to attain pre-pandemic ranges throughout this yr. Greece’s Tourism Minister stated that as a substitute of mid-April, the tourist season would begin on March 1. “I see that the first cruise ship has already gone to Thessaloniki and to Volos as well. We will have 765 cruises, 55 per cent of which will have a home port in Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, the Greek islands,” the Minister identified.
In addition, tour operators, in addition to airways, are urging for a 30 per cent to 50 per cent enhance in seats, journey bookings, and slots for this yr, which figures, in accordance to authorities within the Hellenic Republic, are very encouraging.
“I brought 1.5 million travellers last year, I want to bring 3 million this year,” the CEO of TUI, which is a German journey and tourism firm, identified throughout his go to to Rhodes.
According to analysis carried out by Greece Tourism Confederation (SETE), vacationers from Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States accounted for prime spenders in Greece, in 2019, earlier than the Coronavirus pandemic.
The report printed by SETE burdened that vacationers from Germany generated about 3 billion euros in revenues in 2019 or a complete of 16.7 per cent of complete tourism revenues.