According to HolidayCheck data regarding the German-speaking markets and which are presented EXCLUSIVELY at money-tourism.gr, Crete and Rhodes demonstrated “high figures” in bookings and revenue in 2018, setting a good base for 2019.
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.
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.