Record revenue for the tourism industry in January of 2019
Exceed every preceding this year’s performance for the winter in our country
The best January all-time record of the items in the balance of payments. The design of the Ministry of Tourism for tourism 365 days a year has paid for the good with the tourist receipts to show unprecedented growth with 53.2% by the start of 2019.
The incoming travel movement in January of 2019 for the first time in the history of the Greek tourism for a particular month of the year to over 660.000 travelers, showing an increase of 9,4% in comparison with the corresponding month of 2018. The increase of the incoming travel movement was a result of the large increase of international air arrivals by 10.2% compared with last year’s January. More than 556.000 international visitors flew to greece destinations, due to the aid of the connectivity of the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion new flights from most airports abroad, this year’s years and throughout the year.
The success of Greek tourism and the tourism strategy of the country that yielded these stunning performance both this year and over the last four years, will present the most important factors of the global travel industry 2 to 4 April in Seville, the recently awarded as the best Minister of Tourism in the world, Elena Kountoura. The Greek Minister will be a keynote speaker along with the former American President, Barack Obama at the World Conference of the World Council of Tourism and Travel WTTC in Spain, for the added value of tourism in national economies, in the crucial and growing role in the countries ‘ GDP and employment.