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Greek Daily News 13/02/2024

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ECONOMY

-A total of 730,000 households will be supported for two months as part of the targeted financial aid announced by the Environment and Energy Ministry.

-Greece’s Public Employment Service (DYPA) has launched a subsidy program to open up 1,300 jobs for long-term unemployed people aged 55-74, the labor, interior and economics ministries announced on Monday.

SHIPPING

A video presented during the annual meeting of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) in Athens showed that Greek shipping held 20% of the world capacity, 23% of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier fleet, 30% of the world tanker fleet; and 25% of the world bulk carrier fleet.

TOURISM

-Tourism in the Mediterranean is poised for a significant surge in 2024, Handelsblatt reported citing data from major online booking platforms. Greece is witnessing a 4.5% increase in bookings compared to the previous year and is also gearing up for a 10% rise in hotel prices throughout the year, according to insiders within the tourism sector.

-Thessaloniki saw a total of 2,438,842 overnight stays by Greek and foreign visitors in the city’s hotels in 2023, up 14.75% compared to 2022 (2,125,433), the Thessaloniki Hotels Association data showed.