Optimistic messages for this year’s tourist season also come from the traffic free duty at the country’s airports.
As announced by the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias in the show “Tonight” of Action24 and the journalists Giorgos Pierro and Christina Korai, there is an increase in the amounts spent by travelers in the Duty Free Shops (KAE), stating that in the first 16 days of June, the increase reached 19% compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
“A lot of hard work preceded in the autumn and winter, as had been done in the previous two years at the Ministry of Health with the pandemic, in order for the average Greek family to have income and prosper,” said Mr. Kikilias, referring to the positive results it brings. the strategy of the Ministry of Tourism, which are reflected in the data published by the BoG with the impressive increases in arrivals and travel expenses last April.
As he underlined, initiatives such as the 9 direct flights a day from the USA, the doortodoor policy and the agreements with big tour operators abroad, made Greece the 5th tourist brand in the world, thus being, among other things, the number 1 destination for the French. and Romanians, second in the Nordic travelers’ choices and in the top three in Germany and Britain.
Responding to reports by the leader of the Official Opposition regarding the looting of the middle class, he reminded that for the past 3 years the New Democracy government has only reduced taxes in contrast to the SYRIZA government which imposed 29 new taxes that cost Greek citizens 4.3 billion €.
“Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the only solution for the country with the parliament. He has faced all the crises very successfully, he has shielded the country and he has infiltrated a successful model abroad, which brings us investments, increases the income of the Greek and I believe that “Everyone will take this into account at the critical ballot box,” said Vassilis Kikilias.