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The German press idolizes Greek tourism: “Resistant to all circumstances, thriving like never before”

The German press idolizes Greek tourism: “Resistant to all circumstances, thriving like never before”

With laudatory comments, the German press referred to Greek tourism, stressing that it “is proving to be resistant to all conditions and flourishes like never before.”

The publication of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), which also hosts an interview with Tourism Minister Olgas Kefalogiannis, commenting on Greece’s performance in tourism this summer, states that “despite forest fires and heatwaves, price hikes and “after the war in Ukraine, Greek tourism has proven its resilience in all circumstances and has flourished like never before.”

Olga Kefalogiani confirmed to the German newspaper that “it seems that we will exceed the numbers of the previous year,” while it is possible to break the record set by Greek tourism in 2019.

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Vaz: Despite the fires and heat, the number of arrivals is constantly increasing

“Despite devastating fires and frequent high temperatures, Greek tourism is booming, with ever-increasing number of arrivals,” the publication asserts.

Of the ten million visitors Greece received in the first half of the year, “1.5 million were German holidaymakers, a larger number than those who came from Great Britain, France and the United States.” In a recent report of the Bank of Greece, there is a 14% increase in revenues compared to 2019 and 24% compared to last year, and it is expected that the revenue record for 2019 will be broken,” the FAZ publication confirms.

In fact, the German newspaper notes that “in a recent report by the Bank of Greece, there is an increase of 14% in revenue compared to 2019 and 24% compared to last year and it is expected that the revenue record for 2019 will be broken.” .

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As the Frankfurt newspaper explains, “The increases are also due to inflation, which compensates for the fact that some holidaymakers do not stay in the country for several days. However, tourist flow remains strong, with arrivals at Athens Airport exceeding the 2019 record by 8% in the first seven months of this year.

Kefalogianni in Rhodes: 90% of hotels continued to operate normally

As Ms. Kefalogianni emphasized in her interview, tourists are returning to Rhodes

“Only 10-15% of the island has been affected by forest fires. The Minister of Tourism said that 90% of hotels continued to operate normally and it is possible that the figures for 2022 will be exceeded in Rhodes as well.

Finally, FAZ wrote that “2023 brings an absurd double record for Greece, both in fires and in tourist arrivals. The government’s strategy now includes attracting holidaymakers outside the peak summer season, with the aim of ‘sustainability’.”

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