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Meeting of Vas. Kikilia with the Ambassador of Austria in Greece, Hermine Poppeller

Meeting of Vas. Kikilia with the Ambassador of Austria in Greece, Hermine Poppeller Meeting of Vas. Kikilia with the Ambassador of Austria in Greece, Hermine Poppeller

The Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias held a meeting this morning with the Ambassador of Austria Hermine Poppeller, in order to discuss and exchange views on the course of tourism and the attraction of additional travelers from Austria, in the context of the strategy that has been developed with the aim of extending of the […]

G. Economou: Tourism revenues allow more support for Society

G. Economou: Tourism revenues allow more support for Society G. Economou: Tourism revenues allow more support for Society

“Our government has proven that it works with a plan for every productive sector of the Greek economy. This year, this professional work is particularly visible in the tourism sector,” emphasized the government representative Yiannis Oikonomou, in his introductory statement during the briefing for political editors. “The income from Tourism enables the state to support […]

Just -5.1% passengers in July at Athens airport compared to 2019

Just -5.1% passengers in July at Athens airport compared to 2019 Just -5.1% passengers in July at Athens airport compared to 2019

By Fotis Fotinos As the summer season reaches its peak, traffic at Greek airports approaches 2019 levels. The passenger traffic of Athens Airport, during July, reached 2.83 million, decreased by 5.1% compared to the traffic of July 2019. In fact, domestic passenger traffic, which reached 0.91 million, approached the levels of 2019, registering a slight […]

Greek tourism is ‘multi-speed’ – Towards a record revenue of 20 billion euros this year

Greek tourism is ‘multi-speed’ – Towards a record revenue of 20 billion euros this year Greek tourism is ‘multi-speed’ – Towards a record revenue of 20 billion euros this year

Greek tourism is expected to achieve record revenues this year, even approaching 20 billion euros, compared to 18.3 billion euros in 2019. The causes are many, the main one being the rise in prices in hotels, short-term rentals, air and ferry tickets. This year’s feature is the absence of markets such as the Chinese, Russian […]

B. Kikilia meetings with ambassadors for the extension of the tourist season

B. Kikilia meetings with ambassadors for the extension of the tourist season B. Kikilia meetings with ambassadors for the extension of the tourist season

The Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, held successive meetings with the Ambassador of Sweden, Johan Borgstam, and Ambassador of Norway, Frode Overland Andersen, on the afternoon of Tuesday 2/8, as part of the strategy implemented with the aim of further extending the tourist season. The Minister of Tourism discussed and exchanged views with the two […]

SYRIZA-PS: Mr. Kikilias is celebrating, the official six-month figures contradict him

SYRIZA-PS: Mr. Kikilias is celebrating, the official six-month figures contradict him SYRIZA-PS: Mr. Kikilias is celebrating, the official six-month figures contradict him

Katerina Notopoulou, the responsible head of the SYRIZA-PS department, gives her own version of the tourist traffic with her announcement, responding to a corresponding statement by the minister, Vassilis Kikilia. Mrs. Notopoulou argues: “airline arrivals in Greece are down by 8.1% in the first half of 2022 according to the latest data from INSETE, while […]

Mrs. Mitsotakis: We are heading for a better tourist season than that of 2019

Mrs. Mitsotakis: We are heading for a better tourist season than that of 2019 Mrs. Mitsotakis: We are heading for a better tourist season than that of 2019

A message about the country’s positive performance in tourism was sent by the Prime Minister, Mr. Mitsotakis, from Kefalonia, which he is visiting today, after in his statements, shortly after his arrival on the island, he emphasized that: “I was already informed that today we have surpassed the number of arrivals at fraport airports compared […]

Spain: June tourism approached pre-pandemic levels – 7.5 million tourists

Spain: June tourism approached pre-pandemic levels – 7.5 million tourists Spain: June tourism approached pre-pandemic levels – 7.5 million tourists

More than twice as many tourists visited Spain in June compared to the same month a year ago and spent almost three times as much during their stay, according to figures released today by the national statistics office. The 7.5 million visitors in June spent nearly €9 billion as Spain returns to pre-pandemic levels in […]

B. Kikilias: Record in June with 3.48 million traveler arrivals at airports

B. Kikilias: Record in June with 3.48 million traveler arrivals at airports B. Kikilias: Record in June with 3.48 million traveler arrivals at airports

Foreign arrivals at “El. Venizelos” airport and Fraport airports reached 3,481,000 in June, as announced by the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias in an interview he granted to ERT1. More specifically, the arrivals this year in June record a very large increase compared to the corresponding period last year (1,198,000 arrivals), while they are also […]