Kikilias: Travelers trust Greece as a safe destination


“Travelers trust Greece as a safe destination,” said, among others, the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias in his speech on Alpha 98.9 radio and at the same time spoke about a 30% -50% increase in available airline seats for 2022 in relation to 2019.

Also, the October reservations for the summer of 2022 were 30% higher compared to the October 2018 reservations for the summer of 2019. Also in terms of cruising, it shows a significant increase, especially in northern Greece and in Thessaloniki, shows an increase of over 200% from the large cruise companies, said Mr. Kikilias.

“All this fills us with responsibility and obligations, because we feel that summer this year will be spring. So, from March we must all be ready, with organized beaches, with high quality services provided in our hotels and accommodation. We also cooperate with the trade associations, as the trade is directly related to tourism and the tourist areas have increased commercial activity “, the minister noted.

Asked about the income from tourism in 2021, he stated the following: “The initial forecasts were 5-6 billion euros for 2021 and after the very good months we had after the summer, we exceed 10 billion and go for more . We will see when we will calculate the last quarter of the year “.

Remaining in the part of the safe accommodation of the visitors in Greece, the minister said: “The first priority of a traveler to experience a travel experience, was and is safety. And the way in which, in very difficult times, we handled the pandemic, enabled travelers to trust Greece as a safe destination, this to “rebrand” the country abroad and even in the fall to have tourists and much more revenue. than what was foreseen “.

Finally, Mr. Kikilias reminded that for the first time EOT is campaigning for the countryside and for all the Regions of the country, for the winter destinations.

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