Greece is the favorite tourist destination for Austrians, according to an article published in the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard.” Reports from Austrian travel agencies show a significant increase in bookings for Greece this summer.
According to data from the biggest Austrian travel agency “Verkehrsbüro,” Greece is first place on the list of the most popular holiday destinations for Austrians in 2014 with 15%, followed by Turkey (12.7%), Spain (12.1%), Italy (7.9%), USA (5.9%), and Croatia (3.4%).
Greece shows a 12.3% increase in bookings, while the bookings in Croatia and France increased by 2.4% and 2% respectively. Rating the lowest in Greece’s tourism spectrum is Egypt with a 14.2% decrease in bookings compared to Austria.
Greece also ranks first among the most popular last-minute destinations for this summer, indicates the Austrian Tourist Office after a recent calculation. In addition, Greek islands are more popular for last-minute bookings than the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Maldives, and Mauritius.
Austria, considering its eight million population, is in first place with regard to foreign tourist arrivals in Greece. Every year more than 400,000 Austrians come to Greece for their holidays, while a great percentage of them decide to visit the country again.