In news from Greece, last season saw a big dive in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016. Reports blame the drop in visits on political instability and geopolitical developments in surrounding destinations of the eastern Mediterranean region.
Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Santorini taking first place, Crete ranking fourth, Paros in fifth place and Rhodes following in at number six.
According to the Leisure Travel Monitor, 2016 has been a banner year for Greek tourism. The German based analysts GfK measured the first eight months of 2016 Greek overseas visitors to the tune of more than 17.2 million compared with 17 million over the same period in 2015.
Rhodes. The island is not the first place people in the west think of when they think of travel, or even investing. According to Savvaidis & Associates though, the second home market there may turn into a boom market soon.
Greek ministers and US officials meet to sort out increased cooperation for Greek cruise travel. Greece’s most recent initiatives for improved tourism incentives and infrastructure were at the top of the list of an agenda set to heighten Greece’s cruise business.