International passenger arrivals in Greek airports rose 5.7 pct, or 91,000 more passengers, in October compared with the same period last year, reflecting a 9.6 pct (49,000 arrivals) increase in the Athens aiport, while arrivals in the Mykonos airport jumped 35.5 pct in the month, official data showed on Thursday.
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), in a report, said that regional airports recorded a 3.8 pct increase in arrivals totaling 1.1 million passengers, or 5.0 pct up in the January-October period totaling 20.5 million passengers.
- SETE said travel proceeds jumped 14 pct in the January-September period to 16.088 billion euros, compared with the same month last year, with proceeds from EU citizens rising 3.6 pct to 11.178 billion euros, while proceeds from non-EU passengers rose 15.8 pct to 4.546 billion euros.
More specifically, in October, a 39 pct of reservations were mid-week travel, a 34 pct were weekend travels and 29 pct holiday travels, down from 43 pct, 38 pct and 20 pct in October 2018, respectively. The main reservation market for Greece in October was the UK, with the German market climbing sector and French third, followed by Israel and Italy.
Hotel prices fell in all categories in October with the exception of thee-start hotels in Athens. Hotel prices rose in all categories in Barcelona and Istanbul. Prices fell in five-star hotels in Rome.