Travelers from the most important markets choose Greece as their favorite holiday destination this year.
Such conclusions were drawn from the recent May-August Long-Haul Travel Barometer report released this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC), in collaboration with Eurail BV, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
The study looked at travel intentions in the following six foreign markets:
- United States
The study conducted on the markets mentioned above revealed that the Hellenic Republic is among the top 10 most preferred destinations in Europe for travelers from Brazil, Canada, Japan, USA and Russia.
Earlier, a report published by ETC revealed that the Hellenic Republic has risen to number four in the list of the most popular countries for travel by citizens of European countries.
The study also found that intention to travel long-haul remains low in most major markets amid concerns raised due to the coronavirus situation, as well as travel-related costs.
According to figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the start of the pandemic, the Greek authorities have recorded a total of 3,436,046 cases of coronavirus, while a total of 29,756 people have died in the country. during the same period.
Despite the current epidemiological situation, Greek authorities announced earlier this month that they would abolish the majority of restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the virus.
The decision was confirmed by the country’s health minister, Thanos Plevris, while stressing that from May 2, no entry rules would be applied to incoming passengers.
Based on figures provided by WHO, as of 15 May 2022, a total of 21,043,225 vaccine doses have been administered in the Hellenic Republic.
Greece has often been applauded for how it has managed to keep its travel and tourism industry alive, even amidst the devastating situation caused by the Coronavirus and its new variants.
Recently, figures provided by the Greek Aviation Service (CAA) revealed that air traffic in Greece so far this year marks a significant increase, reaching a total of 99,164 flights. These figures show that the situation was below pre-pandemic levels when no restrictions were imposed, by 3,967 or 9.6%.
Based on a press release issued by CAA, the number of passengers registered in the first months of 2019 amounted to a total of 10.3 million at 22.5%, or 2.2 million passengers from less compared to 2022 figures.