Fraport airports in October recorded an increase of +14.9% compared to October 2019, turnovers in accommodation and catering increased by 22.1% and 19.8, respectively
“I said that even one euro more, one extra week, even one more charter flight, are of decisive importance for the economy” said the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikiliasspeaking to the TV station SKAI, underlining that at the end of the year travel revenues will have exceeded the target of last year’s budget by 3 billion euros.
“I am happy because in a very difficult period, we managed to support the average Greek family, not exclusively the professionals of the tourism sector, but also primary production, catering, trade, the construction sector and short-term leasing” he said characteristically and was quoted in the tourism performances of our country which are impressive both in the summer and autumn months.
As he said, its airports Fraport in October they recorded an increase of +14.9% compared to October 2019, the turnovers in accommodation and catering increased by 22.1% and 19.8, respectively, in the third quarter of the year, on the 4th day of October 28, the occupancies in accommodation of travel destinations moved to very high levels, even reaching 100%, while at the same time Northern European retirees and digital nomads choose our country to spend the winter months.
He also pointed out that in the context of supporting the owners of small hotels and accommodation in mountainous destinations, which are most affected by the energy crisis, 100 million euros will be allocated through the “Save-Operate” program, while the contribution of the “Tourism for All” as another draw will follow at the end of January.
Regarding development projects and investments in his field Tourism, V. Kikilias said that the utilization of resources from the available financial tools represents an excellent opportunity for the country, especially for destinations that are not particularly popular and lack infrastructure. “We are investing in upgrading solid waste, water resources, traffic, electrification, best allocation in cruises, upgrading ports, marinas, anchorages, ski resorts. It is 350 million only from the Ministry of Tourism for these projects with a call for interest starting next month,” said Mr. Kikilias.
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