Greece and Spain the summer successes for French travel agents

Greece and Spain the summer successes for French travel agents
Greece and Spain the summer successes for French travel agents

THE Hellas and the Spain were this year the successes of the summer in tourism, according to the French tour operators.

In its article, the newspaper L’Echo points out that Greece, in addition to the advantage of natural beauty, seems to it also reaps the benefits of good health crisis management.

As stated by Christophe Fuss, deputy managing director of TUI France, “Greece has a very good image touristically, because it is a very integrated destination from a cultural, gastronomic, natural and coastal point of view. It should also be noted that the Greek government managed the Covid crisis very well, reassuring French customers very quickly. Greece quickly appeared to be one “safe” destination. All these factors contribute to making it the favorite destination of our customers this summer as well”.

According to SETO (Association of Travel Agents Businesses), this year tourists who booked a “package” trip (flight, accommodation, excursions) mainly chose to Hellas and Spain. From May 1 to August 31, French travel agents booked packages for almost 1.4 million people of which 279,000 were destined for Greece. In the Greek islands there was an increase of 47% compared to last year and in the mainland 84%, while even compared to the pre-Covid period, the trend is upward.

Also, according to data from Travel Companies, which collects data from tour operators and from travel agenciesthe destination Greece saw a 30% jump compared to 2019.

It is noted that after the success of the summer season, the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias is currently in Paris where, as part of the International Exhibition IFTM-Top Résa 2022is holding meetings with the heads of airlines and tour operators in France with the aim of attracting travelers for the autumn and the coming winter.

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