Greece aspires to attract tourists from France during October, the year-end holiday season and Easter, having recently announced that the Republic of Greece was the number one holiday favorite for travelers from France during the peak tourism season this year.
Such plans were revealed by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, who is taking part in the IFTM Top Resa exhibition, which will run until October 8 in Paris, TheSchengen.com reports.
While promoting the Greek Republic during the exhibition in Paris, the Greek Tourism Minister said that “our aim is not only to continue this extraordinary effort for 2022 but also to strategically target the alternative tourism that we can offer in October, Christmas, February and Easter when the French have a school holiday and can travel.”
Kikilias’ comments came at the opening of the tourism exhibition Top Resa.
“Today I am in Paris, at the largest tourism fair in France, and with great satisfaction, I see again with my colleagues the numbers of French visitors to Greece for the months of June, July and August. We broke one record after another. In this regard, the Minister indicated that the visitors until October will be at high levels.
Previously, Kikilias stressed that the occupancy rate of accommodation and hotels in the country was 63 percent from September 12 through September 19, while revealing that travelers from France chose Greece as their preferred travel destination during June, July and August, an increase of 88 per person. cent compared to 2019 figures.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently confirmed that winter tourism in Greece will be promoted through a campaign, according to the organization’s Secretary General, Dimitris Frakis, targeting Greek and international travelers.
Minister Kikilias said France has 16 weeks of leave for children, eight during the summer months and eight in the fall, winter and spring.
“In the context of the dual campaign that we will do with the EOT for the tourism product for 2022, our goal is to take advantage of school holidays and attract high-quality tourism, at a high level, to increase income and create job opportunities, and the Greek Minister of Tourism indicated in this regard, to stimulate the country financially and in months These winters, where the revenue is not what we have in the summer months.
Although deeply affected by the virus, Greece is among the European countries that have constantly tried to revive the tourism sector that has been severely affected by the disease.