Tourism Minister expresses optimism for 2022 in FT interview

The Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, expresses reasonable optimism for the next tourist season in an interview with the Financial Times.

"Having met most airlines and tourism providers in the UK, we can only be very optimistic about 2022," he said. He pointed out that "in 2022 Greece expects 35% more visitors from the United Kingdom compared to 2021".

‘Safe tourism’ lures foreign visitors to Antalya

Some 7 million holidaymakers visited Antalya, one of Turkey's hottest tourism spots, in the first nine months of the year thanks to the "safe tourism certificate" scheme and widespread inoculation among staff working in the industry.

In 2019, Antalya lured nearly 16 million foreign tourists, including some 6 million Russians and 2.7 million Germans.