The first goal of the GNTO during that crisis was to Promote Tourism, starting with Domestic & Regional Domestic, as the first segment to recover, then the international.
The entire hospitality industry would agree that short-term rentals led the tentative recovery in the spring and into the summer in many parts of the world. The key question is how will they respond when hotels and cities come back to normal, with the help of a vaccine.
Three new distinctions in the USA, bring once again Greece and Santorini to the forefront of the global tourism market, despite the international tourism recession caused by the pandemic.
Decline in passenger traffic at Athens International Airport continued in December, following the trends of the previous months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel, with restrictive traffic and transportation conditions still in force.
The Minister of Development Ad. Georgiadis. announced that, the issue of the operation of the ski resorts will be raised at the meeting of the committee next Friday.
The picture of the year that has just left is gloomy for Greek tourism, while the forecasts for the new year are modest.
The coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the catalytic role it played in reducing international tourist traffic, also affected travel to domestic destinations.
Greece and Cyprus will be among the most important tourist destinations this summer, according to the German travel giant TUI.
Marriott International is continuing its expansion in the all-inclusive space via a new, long-term partnership with Sunwing Travel Group's Blue Diamond Resorts arm, under which Marriott plans to more than double its existing all-inclusive footprint.
From his side, the president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE), Giannis Retsos, speaking to AMNA, clarifies that the "battle" will be given in the second half of the year and at the moment no prediction can be made about how things will develop for Greek tourism in 2021.