Tourism in Greece to break all records in 2024, TUI says

“Greece is heading for the highest performance of all time,” in 2024, TUI tourism group’s Head of Communications, Aage Dünhaupt, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), pointing out that Crete, Rhodes and Kos remain top destinations for the customers of the company, which is this year starting the summer season in Greece earlier than in any other year.

Asked by ANA-MPA about the Germans’ vacation plans in the midst of a fiscal crisis and economic recession in their country, Dünhaupt replied that there was no reluctance or unwillingness. “On the contrary”, he explained, “pre-bookings for the summer of 2024 are above the levels of 2019 (pre-pandemic)” and he predicted “a good summer in 2024 in the Mediterranean and especially in Greece.”

Islands, in particular, are in greater demand than ever. “Crete, Rhodes, Kos are the biggest favourites of our customers and occupy positions 3, 4 and 5 in the scale of preferences of German vacationers,” said the representative of TUI, noting that his company foresees an increase in demand and is constantly expanding its portfolio.

TUI is starting the summer season in Greece earlier than ever, with the first flights arriving in Rhodes and Crete at the start of the (Catholic) Easter holidays, on March 26. “Our airline will offer approximately 600 flights per week to 26 sunny destinations and will have its largest offering from Hanover and Dusseldorf, with 750,000 seats and 150 flights per week at each of the two airports,” explained Dünhaupt.