Journey receipts are hovering | eKathimerini.com
Indications are rising that this yr Greek tourism will come near matching Travel the journey receipts of the file yr 2019. Nevertheless, there are also the primary worrying indicators, primarily from flight cancellations attributable to the failure of airways and airports to handle the quickly recovering air visitors within the post-Covid period.
These issues, in the intervening time, haven’t overshadowed the information: In keeping with the Financial institution of Greece, journey receipts within the first 4 months of 2022 got here to 86.6% of these within the corresponding interval of 2019. In the identical interval, the common price per journey elevated by 20.3%. This can be a significantly encouraging improvement for each the income and high quality of inbound tourism.
Partly, this image is rising from the shifts within the mixture of markets the place Greece is most engaging: BoG knowledge render clear the restoration of visits from the US and the massive improve in receipts from international locations similar to France, the place there was a rise of fifty% in comparison with 2019. Receipts within the 4 months of this yr are additionally 18% larger in comparison with the corresponding interval of 2019 from guests from Germany too. Nations with decrease common journey bills, similar to these from Japanese Europe, have much less and even negligible participation within the Greek market, following the outbreak of warfare in Ukraine.
Passenger visitors got here to solely 73% of that within the first 4 months of 2019. Particularly for April, nevertheless, revenues exceeded these of 2019, clearly assisted by the timing of Western Easter. Journey receipts from overseas in April this yr amounted to 647 million euros, in comparison with €543.5 million in April 2019. That’s €103.5 million or nearly 20% extra.
The momentum of this yr’s restoration to this point is extra spectacular compared with final yr: In January-April 2022, journey receipts elevated by 576.7% in comparison with the corresponding interval of 2021 and amounted to €1.116 billion.
Incoming vacationer visitors within the January-April 2022 interval elevated by 462.7% and amounted to 2.128 million vacationers in comparison with 378,300 vacationers within the corresponding interval of 2021.