According to data from the Bank of Greece, receipts in July 2022 amounted to 3.723 billion euros, marginally increased by 0.56% from July 2019, a month that held the previous record with receipts of €3.702 billion.
The plan to extend the tourist season beyond October to November and, under certain conditions, to the rest of the winter months, is taking shape, based on Greece’s growing international appeal and the lure of energy savings for Northern Europeans.
The strong demand from Germany for trips to Greece, along with the severity of the energy crisis and the low winter temperatures in Northern Europe create the conditions for the formation of an “air bridge” between the two countries in the coming months.
Hotel occupancy rates in Athens were very close to 2019 levels, the last season before the Covid-19 pandemic in June and July, but with significantly higher prices, according to data released by the Athens, Attica and Argosaronic hoteliers’ association.
Greece and the UAE are considering dozens of investment projects. The relationship has gone a long way since they signed, less than a year ago, a declaration on a joint partnership and a cooperation agreement on foreign policy and defense issues.