Holiday bookings to Greece are increasing following a decline in 2012. Bookings from Germany are up by more than 10 percent with an increase of 35 percent from Austria, signifying a dramatic increase which should restore optimism in Greece.
Greece is the place to see and be seen, as it has been named as the tourism destination in 2013. As fears of a Grexit has faded, the cultural, classic, and culinary appeal of Greece is once again in the headlines.
With the June 17 elections out of the way and political uncertainty removed, confidence in the Greek tourist industry has been restored. On June 18 a record number of holiday bookings to Greece was made.
Figures released on May 25 show that revenue from tourism declined a further 15.1 percent in the first quarter of 2012. The economic crisis is acting as a particular deterrent to tourists who traditionally visit Greece from Germany, Britain and Russia.
As the Greek debt crisis unfolds into Greek tragedy the nation's tourism bookings are falling. Yet away from the center of Athens Greece remains the same wonderful holiday destination and shouldn't be written off.