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EXCLUSIVE: Bookings profile in Crete and Rhodes in 2018, based on HolidayCheck

According to HolidayCheck data regarding the German-speaking markets and which are presented EXCLUSIVELY at, Crete and Rhodes demonstrated “high figures” in bookings and revenue in 2018, setting a good base for 2019.
Mrs. Natalie Humphrey, HolidayCheck Manager in Greece and Cyprus

More specifically, both destinations achieved high scores after consecutive successful years. Rhodes preceded in percentage, while Crete achieved greater absolute values.

In particular, Rhodes hotels had a 9% revenue increase and a 7% bookings increase compared to the same period of 2017. Cretan hotels respectively had a 7% increase in both these indicators, pointing that the “emerald” island had higher rates.

In absolute numbers, Crete had revenues of €44.7 million compared to €41.6 million in 2017 and Rhodes earned €26.77 million compared to €24.6 million in 2017.

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The destinations

In terms of destinations within the islands, in Rhodes, the hotels in Faliraki area achieved a significant increase in their performance, as they had a 18% revenue increase and a 19% bookings increase. At the same time, the number of overnights increased by 15%, indicating a slight decrease in the duration of packages. Kolimbia area follows, with an increase of 12% in bookings and 20% in revenue.

In Crete, Chania had a 99% revenue increase and a 65% bookings increase. Agios Nikolaos showed also good performance, with a 15% revenue increase and a 16% bookings increase. The hotels in Hersonissos and Rethymno also reported positive signs, while only the hotels in Georgioupolis showed decrease.

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