Financial results for 2022 were announced on Friday, November 18, during the meeting of the leaders of the Federation of Hellenic Hoteliers, held in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 37th Philonexia.
“Official results will be published in March by the Bank of Greece, but I believe we have already exceeded the Finance Ministry's target of 15 billion euros in revenue, — Minister Kikilias noted in this regard.
The official also noted that Greece is considered one of the leading tourism brands in the world, adding that tourists all over the world love his country and they return almost every summer.
According to the Greek media, some regions of Greece have increased their income from foreign tourists compared to the period before the pandemic. And despite the situation in Eastern Europe, inflation and the energy crisis
The data presented in the report of the Bank of Greece show that revenues from international travelers in the first five months of 2022 increased by more than 500 percent, and the tourist flow increased by 672.5 percent already in May.
As a result, in May this year, tourism revenue increased to 1.41 billion euros compared to 222 million euros in the same period last year, and for the period from January to May — to 2.5 billion
But the Ministry of Health is not so optimistic about the results of the tourist year: despite a significant increase in the number of international arrivals, their figures are still below the level that existed before the pandemic.