Greek Tourism Takings to Reach 10 Billion Euros

As Greece became the favored destination for travelers from many countries in 2021, tourism revenues appear to be surpassing the goal set at the start of the year.

More and more people agree that, in terms of takings, Greek tourism this year will top 55% of the level seen in record year 2019.

Newspaper Kathimerini reports that Finance Ministry officials estimate travel receipts may eventually reach 10 billion euros, compared to €18.2 billion in 2019 and €4.5 billion last year. That estimate is also the latest projection by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).


Minister Christos Staikouras has told cabinet ministers that July revenues amounted to 61.4% of July 2019, but added that expenditure per trip in the first seven months of 2021 was not only higher than in 2020 but also topped that observed in 2019.

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