Greece’s tourism revenues fell sharply

In the statement made by the Central Bank of Greece, data on the country’s tourism revenues were shared.

In the statement, which stated that tourism income decreased by 76.5 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, it was stated that tourism income, which was 18.17 billion euros in 2019, fell to 4.28 billion euros last year.

In the statement, it was stated that in December 2020, travel services decreased by 88.6 percent and travel traffic decreased by 86 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

According to the data obtained by considering the last 11 months, 96.9 percent from Russia, 93 percent from the USA, 66.3 percent from France, Germany and the UK, which are among the leading countries among the country’s largest tourism markets. There was a decrease in the number of incoming tourists, up to 61.4 percent.

In the comments in the Greek media, it was emphasized that due to the third wave of Covid-19 and the delays observed in vaccination programs around the world, this year’s tourism picture of the country, whose economy is largely dependent on this area, is also not optimistic.


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