Another distinction for Greece at the prestigious annual Wave Awards in London, where it was declared as the best cruise destination in the world for 2019.
Greece also came second – for the second year in a row – as international holiday-makers’ Favourite Cruise Destination distinction.
This award comes as a new study by the World & Travel Tourism Council, announcing that travel sector in Greece grew by 6.9% in 2018, at a rate 3.5 times higher than the growth rate of the national economy at large, which was 2%.
According to the Council, Greece’s tourism represents 20.6 per cent of the country’s GDP, compared to 10.4 per cent, the global rate for tourism to GDP.
Moreover, the famous Disney Cruise Line just announced that it will return to Greece during the summer of 2020 with it’s most popular vessel, the gigantic ‘Disney Magic’, that has a capacity 2,700 passengers.