The President of the Hellenic Hoteliers’ Federation, Georgios Tasios, told ANA in an interview published on Sunday that Greek tourist revenue is on track to reach 15 billion euros. According to Tasios, with the formal start of summer in June, a promising early start for the Greek tourism season has turned into an increase in bookings for the months ahead, and Greece is also becoming a destination for foreign tourism investments. Tasios revealed great figure for all Greek destinations, estimating that tourism sales in 2022 may reach 15 billion euros, or 80% of 2019 revenues. He went on to say that this was especially true in northern Greece, which had been hardest hit by the Ukraine war.
While May was a washout, he continued, a “explosive” increase in high-spending visitors from the US and Canada set the tone, demonstrating that Greece was a secure destination. Despite the foregoing, he predicted that the hotel industry will have another difficult year due to rising energy and food expenses.
He praised the launch of the first Brown Hotels five-star resort in Greece, at Agioi Theodoroi in Corinth, saying it was “very encouraging” that big companies were seeking for alternatives to well-known destinations. In remarks on Greece as a tourist destination, Israel’s Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov stated it was one of the top destinations because of the diverse experiences it offers, such as its wine, magnificent Mediterranean cuisine, and great value for your money. (DK Oyster Bar in Mykonos aside). Moreover, the London-based Financial Times has declared “Greece is the word” for this year’s summer holidays.