ECONOMY

TUI promises 300,000 more tourists for Greece in 2014

Travel group TUI is set to bring an additional 300,000 tourists to Greece in 2014 compared with this year, exceeding 2 million visitors, according to the German tour operator’s chief executive officer, Peter Long, who has just concluded a visit to this country.

TUI is already taking bookings for next year and is one of the biggest travel groups in the world, which creates optimism for an even greater number of holidaymakers from abroad in 2014, on the back of a major increase this year. Tourism professionals are already talking about a new record of 18 million foreign visitors to Greece next year, provided no significant domestic or international developments have a negative impact on Greek tourism.

September and October 2013 also appear to be particularly good, in the wake of a record-setting summer. Some 3 million arrivals are expected by air in total this month and next.