Eurowings – Windge Fluester http://windgefluester.net/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:40:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://windgefluester.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Eurowings – Windge Fluester http://windgefluester.net/ 32 32 Greece attracts Austrians, Germans and Swedes for winter tourism https://windgefluester.net/greece-attracts-austrians-germans-and-swedes-for-winter-tourism/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:40:40 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/greece-attracts-austrians-germans-and-swedes-for-winter-tourism/ ATHENS – What is expected to be a record tourism year in Greece in 2022 despite the decline of the COVID-19 pandemic will extend into winter and become a year-round attraction, with Austrians, Germans and Swedes particularly keen to come reverse. Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Greece was reaping the benefits of offering year-round attractions […]]]>

ATHENS – What is expected to be a record tourism year in Greece in 2022 despite the decline of the COVID-19 pandemic will extend into winter and become a year-round attraction, with Austrians, Germans and Swedes particularly keen to come reverse.

Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Greece was reaping the benefits of offering year-round attractions and attracting retirees from northern Europe keen to escape a harsh winter and likely water shortages. ‘energy.

He said Austrians were even more interested in Greece beyond the summer and this could see an increase in arrivals due to increased air links between the countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com said.

During a visit to Austria, Kikilias met with that country’s Minister of Tourism, Susanne Kraus Winkler, as Austria and Vienna are particularly attractive to Greeks looking to experience winter attractions in cold weather.

Minister Kikilias, on an official visit to Austria, together with his counterpart, Susanne Kikilias, said that organized tour arrivals have increased this year by 15% compared to the record year of 2019, which could be exceeded this year.

“It is telling that Austrian arrivals to Crete are over 50% and to Rhodes over 20% compared to 2019…there is also great interest from the Austrian side to meet new Greek destinations,” he said. declared.

He said this year’s success in Greece so far, which has attracted worldwide attention and endless cavalcades of arrivals, has created a “powerful magnet” for Austrians and other markets.

He and Winkler signed an agreement to strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in the field of tourism, including topics such as sports, agriculture and well-being and Greece trying to bring in more Austrians.

The major German players in the travel market also see Greece continuing to attract even during autumn and winter with offers other than beaches, sun, sand and islands.

Kikilias, held a series of meetings with airline chiefs as well as tour operators in Germany in an effort to keep the flow going through the winter, the site also said in its report.

He met with leaders of Lufthansa Group, Eurowings, Condor and Der Touristic, noting that Greece had surpassed other countries in attracting tourists after essentially lifting pandemic health measures.

He said Greece was the only EU country to guarantee travel packages until the end of the year and to attract interest from airlines to extend winter flights across the country, not only in big cities.

He noted that during this summer, Lufthansa Group airlines offered more than 14,000 flights to Greece and Greek Travel Pages (GTP) reported that in a meeting with leaders and government officials from Lufthansa and Eurowings, he had highlighted what Greece had to offer German visitors.

GTO also reported that the Swedes will be coming during the winter, which gives them a respite from the long dark and cold days there and that the Greek Ministry of Tourism has another slogan for them: More Than The Eye Can See.

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New trip highlight: Experience the Northern Lights in Lapland with Eurowings https://windgefluester.net/new-trip-highlight-experience-the-northern-lights-in-lapland-with-eurowings/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:54:38 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/new-trip-highlight-experience-the-northern-lights-in-lapland-with-eurowings/ From Christmas Eve: Eurowings will fly customers to Kittilä for the first time Mystical natural wonder: Immerse yourself in green, blue and pink colors Enjoy the Christmas holidays in an arctic environment New destination expands Eurowings‘ growing Nordic program A new highlight from Düsseldorf: Just in time for the cold season, Eurowings has added a […]]]>
  • From Christmas Eve: Eurowings will fly customers to Kittilä for the first time
  • Mystical natural wonder: Immerse yourself in green, blue and pink colors
  • Enjoy the Christmas holidays in an arctic environment
  • New destination expands Eurowings‘ growing Nordic program

A new highlight from Düsseldorf: Just in time for the cold season, Eurowings has added a very special winter destination in Finland to its flight schedule. From December 24, the airline of the Lufthansa group will transport its customers to the Finnish city of Kittila in northern Lapland. With this new route, the airline expands its growing Nordic program, which is particularly popular with the airline’s passengers during the winter months: winter trips to the Northern Lights were already among the big winners of the Eurowings route network last year. In addition to Kittilä, the airline already serves Kiruna and Lulea in Sweden, at Rovaniemi in Finland and Tromso in Norway.

The new route to Kittilä can now be booked easily via eurowings.com and the Eurowings app, with one-way fares starting at €49.99. From December 24, Eurowings will depart Düsseldorf, the largest Eurowings location, to Northern Lapland every Saturday. A 150-seat Airbus A319 will be used on the route.

Kittilä captivates with the breathtaking beauty of Northern Lapland

Chase the Northern Lights, go skiing or get up close with huskies: Kittilä is the perfect destination for anyone in the mood for cool, cold winter adventures. The small town is located in the Finnish region of Lapland, about 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Anyone planning a winter vacation in this Far North wants one thing above all else: to see the Northern Lights. Finnish Lapland is the perfect starting point to see the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, dancing across the sky. The small town of Kittilä is far from the big cities and the beautiful nature that surrounds it offers ideal conditions for Northern Lights hunting.

Another particularly popular attraction is the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. It is the third largest national park in Finland and offers a large number of hiking trails through old coniferous forests and ski slopes on the peaks of the Scandinavian mountains. With little or no light pollution, a trip to this Scandinavian region of Lapland is ideal for admiring the Northern Lights in the sky. Tip: The best place to watch the Northern Lights is from the top of Taivaskero, 800 meters above sea level.

COLOGNE/BONN, September 26, 2022

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Prague airport handled 3.8 million passengers last summer https://windgefluester.net/prague-airport-handled-3-8-million-passengers-last-summer/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:00:51 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/prague-airport-handled-3-8-million-passengers-last-summer/ Prague Airport had a solid summer season without major complications. From June to August, more than 3.8 million passengers were welcomed, a third less than in the record year 2019. However, the upward trend prevails. Since the beginning of the year until the end of August 2022, nearly seven million travelers have passed through airport […]]]>

Prague Airport had a solid summer season without major complications. From June to August, more than 3.8 million passengers were welcomed, a third less than in the record year 2019.

However, the upward trend prevails. Since the beginning of the year until the end of August 2022, nearly seven million travelers have passed through airport gates. The busiest day was July 1 when the number of passengers handled passed the 50,000 mark.

“In this context, we must thank our employees and the workers of the partner companies who have made their contribution in the processing of passengers and aircraft. They all handled the demanding summer operation very professionally with an exceptionally high work commitment. Thanks to financial bonuses, we have been able to motivate employees to work voluntary overtime and, with almost 400 part-time employees, we have managed to cover capacity needs even during peak periods of activity,” Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, said.

The most popular country in terms of number of passengers handled was Greece, followed by Italy and Spain. In terms of the most popular holiday destinations, Antalya took the top spot, with Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Bourgas and Heraklion among the sought-after holiday retreats.

Outlook winter and full year 2023

Václav Havel Airport in Prague plans to handle almost four million passengers during the winter flight schedule, i.e. from October 30, 2022 to March 25, 2023.

New connections must be added to the network. For example, the carrier Air Moldova will offer direct connections to Chisinau from the end of October, while Eurowings will serve Oslo and Madeira, and, from the beginning of November, also Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Other connections will also be offered by Fly Erbil, in particular to Erbil.

SalamAir will offer flights to Muscat and Salalah, SAS will operate the Copenhagen route and Wizz Air the connections to London Luton Airport and Bucharest.

According to current forecasts, Prague airport could handle 12.7 million passengers next year.

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The Lufthansa Miles&More Fly Time winter promotion is now open for registration https://windgefluester.net/the-lufthansa-milesmore-fly-time-winter-promotion-is-now-open-for-registration/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:17:19 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/the-lufthansa-milesmore-fly-time-winter-promotion-is-now-open-for-registration/ Lufthansa Miles&Plus sent emails with registration links for the winter promotion called Flight time which comes with individual goals that members must achieve in order to earn additional bonus miles. Member accounts are given a different purpose with many different bonus amounts, largely depending on account status, history and activity. Following registration, simply complete the […]]]>

Lufthansa Miles&Plus sent emails with registration links for the winter promotion called Flight time which comes with individual goals that members must achieve in order to earn additional bonus miles.

Member accounts are given a different purpose with many different bonus amounts, largely depending on account status, history and activity.

Following registration, simply complete the required flight activity in the period from 1.10. at 31.12.2022and reach your Flytime goal to receive the bonus miles as stated in the offer.

It will soon be time for Winter flight time 2022.

During Flytime you have the chance to win Additional award miles on flights with participating airline partners.1 Today you receive your personal Flytime lens.

Be sure to register right away, and travel in the period of 1.10. at 31.12.2022. Expect that very special feeling that you only experience above the clouds.

Naturally, your health and safety are our top priority, both on board and on the ground.

We hope you enjoy flying and have fun earning miles.

Cordially,

Your Miles & More team

Here is my (extremely poor) offer to earn 1,500 extra miles for 2 flight segments:

My Miles&More account has no flight activity, so that’s probably what triggers this extremely small offer. I’m sure an active Miles&More member with a lot of flight history this year will receive a more attractive target with more bonus miles.

Here are the participating airlines:

As long as flights are flown with these nine carriers, they will count towards the promotion goal.

Manual registration via the link in the email is required, so check your inbox and spam filter in case you don’t see it right away.

Conclusion

Miles&More members can now register for the Lufthansa winter promotion which offers targeted offers for members. My (inactive) account only received an offer to earn 1,500 bonus miles after two flights.

Manual registration via an email link is required and there are a variety of different offers. Post yours below so we can compare what’s out there!

Here are the terms and conditions of this campaign:

This offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with other Miles & More promotions. Each flight segment counts as one flight. The outward and return flights therefore count as two flights. This offer is only available on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti, LOT Polish Airlines or Luxair during the period from 1.10. until 31.12.2022 and on which award miles are credited. Automatic check-in of flight segments may take up to 14 days after the end of your flight. You must register before 31.12.2022 to participate in this promotion. Registration for the promotion is of course free. You cannot register retroactively.

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Winter plan to attract northern Europeans https://windgefluester.net/winter-plan-to-attract-northern-europeans/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 18:59:25 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/winter-plan-to-attract-northern-europeans/ Arrival of tourists at Barcelona airport, Monday, June 7, 2021 [AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File] The plan to extend the tourist season beyond October to November and, under certain conditions, until the rest of the winter months, is taking shape, based on the growing international attractiveness of Greece and the attraction of energy savings for northern […]]]>

Arrival of tourists at Barcelona airport, Monday, June 7, 2021 [AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File]

The plan to extend the tourist season beyond October to November and, under certain conditions, until the rest of the winter months, is taking shape, based on the growing international attractiveness of Greece and the attraction of energy savings for northern Europeans who choose to spend part of their time this winter in Greece.

This practically involves the Greek National Tourism Organization investing a record €20 million in collaborative advertising campaigns with major tour operators and airlines to market Greece as an ideal winter destination.

This is the program announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Thessaloniki International Fair, and it is something Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has been working on for several months. He was in Germany and Austria this week, and he will be in Sweden and France next week.

Everything indicates that Greece is winning its bet to extend the winter tourist season thanks to the lure of warmer weather and the energy savings it can bring to pensioners and other categories of travelers in the north, has Kikilias told Kathimerini.

The German airline Lufthansa and all of its subsidiaries (Eurowings, Swiss, Brussels, Austrian, etc.), the TUI group, Der Touristik, Apollo, which specializes in travel for the Scandinavian markets, Seniorenreisen, including the clientele is dominated by Austrian pensioners’ associations, Ideal Tours, Springer Reisen and others with whom the Minister has already been in contact.

Kikilias said the aim is to maintain all existing scheduled flights from northern and central Europe to Greece – which are already increased compared to the same period in 2019 – and to increase them further during the winter months. , in particular for the November-March period. The initiative includes funding for an extensive co-promotion program for travel to Greece during the winter and is being developed in cooperation with Athens International Airport and Fraport-Greece, which are groups that add their own effort incentive programs for airlines.

Along with this massive promotion of Greek destinations, and in particular Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Athens and Thessaloniki, the Ministry of Tourism also ensures the availability of a minimum number of hotel beds in the destinations aforementioned islanders.

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Lufthansa Group and Amadeus extend their partnership https://windgefluester.net/lufthansa-group-and-amadeus-extend-their-partnership/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/lufthansa-group-and-amadeus-extend-their-partnership/ SINGAPORE, September 15, 2022: Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are extending their partnership to further modernize travel distribution and retail. NDC content from Lufthansa Group airlines will be available via the Amadeus NDC interfaces – Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, Amadeus Travel API and Cytric Travel & Expense. This includes NDC offers from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, […]]]>

SINGAPORE, September 15, 2022: Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are extending their partnership to further modernize travel distribution and retail.

NDC content from Lufthansa Group airlines will be available via the Amadeus NDC interfaces – Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, Amadeus Travel API and Cytric Travel & Expense.

This includes NDC offers from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover, including continuous pricing and a wide range of ancillary services. Beyond the NDC offers, travel sellers will continue to access content from Lufthansa Group airlines via existing EDIFACT technology.

The Lufthansa Group remains fully committed to shaping the aviation industry and modernizing air travel experiences for our passengers,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors.

“I am delighted that with the signing of this groundbreaking distribution agreement, which also enables the introduction of two NDC models, we are continuing on our path to modernize airline retail with our long-standing partner Amadeus. Together , as industry leaders, we will dramatically accelerate the penetration of modern industry standards such as NDC globally.

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are working on integrating the airline NDC offer into the Amadeus travel platform, aiming for a gradual global roll-out from the fourth quarter of 2022, starting in selected European markets, and thereby enabling purchases, booking, payment and service in a solution fully integrated into the Amadeus ecosystem. Over the following months, the range of content and features will be continuously expanded.

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Wizz Air will launch flights to Mostar in 2023 https://windgefluester.net/wizz-air-will-launch-flights-to-mostar-in-2023/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/wizz-air-will-launch-flights-to-mostar-in-2023/ Low-cost carrier Wizz Air will launch operations from Mostar next summer after the two signed an agreement after years of talks. The exact number of routes has yet to be revealed and scheduled, however, the two sides have already discussed services from Scandinavia and Germany, with Malmö and Dortmund initially suggested. “Mostar Airport has signed […]]]>

The government of the canton of Herzegovina – Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina had previously expressed its willingness to provide financial assistance to airlines serving Mostar. On the other hand, the airport has struggled to attract customers in recent years and has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Its main source of traffic – European charters serving religious pilgrims – was all but wiped out. In 2020, the airport only handled 1,374 passengers, while in 2021 the numbers barely improved with a total of 1,942 travelers passing through its doors. During the period January – August 2022, it welcomed 7,809 customers. Its best year remains 2014 when it handled 78,055 passengers.

Mostar will now become the fourth airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regular commercial flights. In addition, it will become Wizz Air’s fourth destination in the country, complementing Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Tuzla, the latter two serving as bases for the airline. The carrier’s CEO, Jozsef Varadi, said last year: “From our point of view, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a market to invest in. This, combined with all the development that I see taking place, encourages us to think to the next step in terms of increasing the number of aircraft, employees and services. This is something we are working on, and I am pretty sure that Bosnia and Herzegovina can be a winner in all of this “.

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Lufthansa and Amadeus reset their distribution relationship https://windgefluester.net/lufthansa-and-amadeus-reset-their-distribution-relationship/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 08:37:11 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/lufthansa-and-amadeus-reset-their-distribution-relationship/ Skift grip The two European heavyweights now say they agree on the future of airline ticket retail. Don’t expect pay-per-view to take off right away. Matthew Parson Airline group Lufthansa and Amadeus have signed a new retail agreement that includes so-called new distribution capacity content for the first time. From the fourth quarter, travel agencies […]]]>

Skift grip

The two European heavyweights now say they agree on the future of airline ticket retail. Don’t expect pay-per-view to take off right away.

Matthew Parson

Airline group Lufthansa and Amadeus have signed a new retail agreement that includes so-called new distribution capacity content for the first time.

From the fourth quarter, travel agencies using Amadeus no longer need to use third-party technology providers, or Lufthansa’s own platform, to offer fares – which are generally cheaper than those available on global distribution systems – to their customers.

It’s part of a broader air movement to increase their share of direct bookings, but in this case it particularly affects business travel agencies, which make three out of four of those bookings from new distribution capacity.

The agreement includes Lufthansa as well as Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings. Airfares will be available on Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, Amadeus Travel API and Cytric Travel & Expense.

Similar agreements will also be finalized with Travelport and Saber during the quarter, according to Skift. But it’s a first between the two companies and “a bridge between the old and the new,” Decius Valmorbida, president of Travel at Amadeus, told Skift.

“It’s unique for Amadeus,” he said. “The most important thing is that we can offer an end-to-end solution. … allowing the full price range that Luftahnsa has is important.”

When it comes to pricing, travel retailers that don’t connect directly to airlines or other specialized technology platforms may miss out. Qantas recently made this point by limiting its lowest fares to new distribution capacity only.

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, chief commercial officer and board member of Swiss, said he could not comment specifically on other airlines, but said: “The common interest of the major players…is that it gives us a impulse. We all have an interest in speeding up. I welcome all who are progressing. It’s a landmark, it’s bigger than anything I’ve seen on NDC.

This technology also allows continuous or dynamic pricing. This is said to increase revenue for airlines and agencies, as they can offer more prices, exclusively through agencies that book with the new distribution capacity. “There were workarounds,” Valmorbida said, “but not reacting to the millisecond speeds that new modern digital times demand.”

The continuous pricing model will likely extend to long-haul travel next year.

“Both heavyweights are in agreement,” added Goudarzi Pour. “It’s quite important. The new distribution capacity effort isn’t a dead horse, it’s alive and well.

Pay during the flight

What is not so alive is the idea that one day travelers will simply pay for their flight when they board or disembark their plane. Airplanes are not yet ready to turn into hotels.

Goudarzi Pour said that while this was a landmark deal, it had nothing to do with a paid travel model, which was politically motivated.

“We think changing the cash flow logic doesn’t help the industry. If you put more tickets in that last-moment tranche, it would make it more expensive,” he said. a political will that we strongly oppose.”

However, what is important is that Lufthansa now has fast refund procedures, where 85% of its tickets are refunded instantly.

Amadeus’ Valmorbida seems to agree. “In the end, the jury is always the same: the traveler. If they find it convenient to pay during the flight, if that’s where the market is heading, then more airlines offer that choice. On the other hand, this flexibility usually comes with some constraints in terms of availability or predictability whether or not you can fly – will the business traveler be able to adapt or not? ” he said.

He pointed out that on popular routes, inter-destination shuttles have been around for some time. The difficulty with the pay-as-you-go scenario is that airlines have to manage crews, airport agreements, network planning.

Certainly, after the pandemic, this process has improved, he added.

“To penetrate a market or a road, it would take years. The pandemic has changed that. As the traffic was not predictable, this delay was increased to three months. But as always, the traveler is king. With the end of the pandemic, we will see exactly where this new balance will be.

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How much would you pay for an empty seat? https://windgefluester.net/how-much-would-you-pay-for-an-empty-seat/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:11:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/how-much-would-you-pay-for-an-empty-seat/ You board a plane. You wait for another passenger to arrive and sit next to you. Then, slowly, he gets up: there is no one’s coming. For an entire flight, you have an entirely empty seat to yourself, with extra space to stretch your legs and unpack your belongings. Happiness. The question is, how much […]]]>

You board a plane. You wait for another passenger to arrive and sit next to you. Then, slowly, he gets up: there is no one’s coming. For an entire flight, you have an entirely empty seat to yourself, with extra space to stretch your legs and unpack your belongings. Happiness.

The question is, how much would you pay to have that extra seat feeling? Well it’s something airliner Qantas now looking to capitalize. The Australian carrier has announced a ‘no neighbour’ booking option that will allow passengers to block the seat next to them, giving them a bit more personal space.

The cost of Qantas’ no neighbour’s option will start from AU$30 (£18, $20) and for now it will only be available on domestic routes. In addition, you will not be able to choose the option when you first book your tickets: it will only be offered to certain customers within 48 hours of departure.

Qantas is not the first airline to offer customers the option of blocking neighboring seats. Etihad has been doing a similar thing since 2017, offering passengers the chance to bid to keep the seats next to them empty, while Emirates allows people to keep up to three neighboring seats empty. Eurowings and Sri Lankan airlines offer similar options.

Compared to other airlines’ no neighbours’ options, Qantas’ policy is quite affordable: empty seats on Emirates start from £48 ($55) and the price on Eurowings starts from €10 (£9, $10).

Of course, this is all pretty savvy business sense, too. These empty seats would usually amount to lost business and unsold tickets. By requiring customers to pay even a small amount for them, airlines make a little more money.

But then, is it all worth it – especially when there’s a chance you’ll get an empty neighboring seat anyway? Isn’t the surprise of receiving one unexpectedly part of the fun? We leave it up to you…

ICYMI: Check out the chic new sleeper trains coming to Europe.

The plus: these are all the strikes in European airports that you should pay attention to this summer.

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Major players in the German travel market are excited about Greece considering extending the tourist season https://windgefluester.net/major-players-in-the-german-travel-market-are-excited-about-greece-considering-extending-the-tourist-season/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 17:02:25 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/major-players-in-the-german-travel-market-are-excited-about-greece-considering-extending-the-tourist-season/ The main German players in the travel market are enthusiastic about the goal of the Greek Ministry of Tourism to extend the tourist season in Greece until winter. In this regard, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, held a series of meetings with the heads of airlines as well as tour operators while unveiling […]]]>

The main German players in the travel market are enthusiastic about the goal of the Greek Ministry of Tourism to extend the tourist season in Greece until winter.

In this regard, the Greek Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, held a series of meetings with the heads of airlines as well as tour operators while unveiling the strategy of the ministry to attract tourists to the Hellenic Republic in the following months after the end of the high summer season. , reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

During a meeting that the Minister of Tourism of Greece had with the leaders of the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings, Condor as well as Der Touristic, he underlined the success that the tourism industry of the Hellenic Republic has enjoyed this year, considering it was the only European country that managed to have an increase in flights amid the COVID-19 situation, compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

The Minister underlined that the Hellenic Republic was the only country to have obtained travel packages until the end of this year and also raised the interest of airlines to extend flights in winter in order to extend the tourist season both in the center than in other territories of this country.

Kikilias also pointed out that during this summer, Lufthansa Group airlines offered more than 14,000 flights to the Hellenic Republic.

According to a report provided by Greek Travel Pages, during the meeting held with the Head of International Relations and Government Affairs of Lufthansa Group, Kay Lindermann, as well as the Head of Government Affairs of Eurowings, Vladimirvon Schnürbein, the Greek Minister of Tourism , Kikilias, unveiled strategic plans for airlines to increase flights to the Hellenic Republic during the winter months.

Earlier, the Greek Tourism Minister presented the strategy for the next year after highlighting the country’s success in the tourism sector this year.

The minister said that Greece is currently a top destination, ready for the next steps.

“It is clear that Greece exceeds all expectations in terms of tourism product for 2022. The country is the summer par excellence – and not only – a destination for every traveler as it offers unique experiences to those who visit it”, Kikilias pointed out.

He also added that despite the current situation caused by war in Europe, inflation, energy crisis, pandemic situation and Greek-Turkish relations, Greece managed to have a successful summer season.

The minister also mentioned the sharp increase in travel revenue in June this year, compared to the figures for the same month in 2019.

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