Pre-bookings for Greece 2018 on the rise

Greek summer

It’s that time of year where people worldwide are already planning their summer getaway and it comes as no surprise that pre-bookings for holidays to Greece are picking up pace by as much as 30 percent, indicating this will be another record breaking year for Greece’s tourism.

Speaking to ERT, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said Greek tourism is continuing its success story into the new year with the number of advance reservations at Greek destinations moving upward between 15 and 30 percent, paving the way, she said, for a new record year.

Kountoura reiterated the ministry’s strategy which includes extending the tourism season as well as attracting new flights to Greece, while pointing to the contribution of the sector to the country’ s economy with 14.7 billion euros in revenue for 2017.

The most popular islands include hot spots Santorini and Mykonos, followed by Chania in Crete, Halkidiki in Northern Greece, Paros, Milos, Rhodes, Zakynthos  and Corfu.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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