Minister of Tourism of Greece Elena Kuntur said that 2017 year will be the best in the Greek tourism history as booking volumes with traditional and new markets in the current year increased by 15 to 70% compared with those of 2016 years, said Tuesday the Association of Tour Operators of Russia ( ATOR).
"In Greece, we expect 2017 year will be the best in the history of Greek tourism year As stated by the Minister of Tourism of the country Elena Kuntur, Greece booking with traditional and new markets in this year rose by 15 to 70% compared with the volumes of last year." - It said in a statement.
Projected growth in tourist traffic, the minister said, is embodied in the implementation of new air routes. So in this season of Greece 150 get new air routes from Europe, Asia and America. Regional airports, including Kos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki, to its existing flight program in a season expected six thousand additional flights.
According to the Minister, for the year 2017 Greece can visit up to 30 million foreign tourists. In this context, Kuntur especially stressed these markets activity as Russia, Israel and Lebanon to expand the program flight.
In March, Greece has retained fourth place in the list of the most frequently requested areas of foreign holidays. By February, the interest in it in Yandex users grew by 17,5%. For the same period last year, the country requests rose 71,1%.
In March, the next date of departure the minimum cost of the seven-day trips to Greece started from 44 thousand rubles for two. The average price of weekly tours for two people was about 90 thousand. The most popular resorts in the country were the island of Crete (+ 10,5% in February), Rhodes (+ 5,7% in February) and Corfu (+ 14,8% in February). Most often, tourists looking for rest of the power supply system "all inclusive". The bulk of the requests was on vacation in the summer months.