Greece recognized the best cruise destination of the world

Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019

This week, another great recognition for Greece came at the prominent annual Wave Awards in London, where it was declared as the best cruise destination (Port or Country) in the world for 2019.

 

Also, Greece became second for the second year consecutively – as international holiday-makers’ Favorite Cruise Destination distinction.

 

This award comes as a new study by the World & Travel Tourism Council, declaring that the tourism and travel in Greece increased by 6.9 percent last year, at a rate of 3.5 times greater than the growth rate of the national economy, which was 2.0 percent.

 

As per the Council, tourism of Greece represents 20.6 percent of the GDP of the country, in comparison to 10.4 percent, the global rate for tourism to GDP.

 

“One in five euros spent in Greece last year came from the tourism and travel industry, a spending total of 37.5 billion euros,” the study notes.

 

Also, this is also long-established by the WTTC’s Economic Impact Research 2019 Annual Review of the financial impact and social significance of tourism.

 

Having been conducted for almost 30 years, this survey shows that the development of tourism and travel in Greece went far beyond the growth rate of European Union, boosted by 18.5 billion euros from the spending of international visitors.

 

Along with that, the industry growth has generated job opportunities in the sector, providing employment to 988,600 individuals.

 

According to the WTTC’s estimated trajectory of Greek tourism, this year, its anticipated that figures will exceed one million jobs.

 

Furthermore, the renowned Disney Cruise Line just proclaimed that for the first time in five years, it will return to Greece during the summer of 2020 with its most popular vessel, the gigantic ‘Disney Magic’, with 2,700 passengers and 945 crew members’ capacity.

 

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