ATOR: the demand for Greece exceeded the accommodation capacity of the country
“Greece has become one of the most popular destinations for summer holidays in Russia and Europe in 2016”, - said the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR).
"Demand for Greece has exceeded the accommodation capacity of the country - it has not enough number of hotels and rooms to accommodate all the visitors. The tour operators note, that with the high quality of the Greek tourist product the loyal visa policy (which allows Russians to get a long-term Schengen visa) provides the growth in demand for this destination.
In 2016 the number of Russian tourists visiting Greece amounted about 900 thousand.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.