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Greek Daily News – 15/06/23

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SOCIAL

A three-day period of national mourning for the victims of the shipwreck tragedy off Pylos was announced by Greek caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas’ office on Wednesday evening, AMNA reported. At least 79 people have died and many more are feared missing after a fishing boat carrying refugees and migrants capsized and sank 7 nautical miles (87km) southwest of Pylos, off the Peloponnese coast, according to the Greek coastguard.

TOURISM

-Athens ranked eighth in the world ranking for conference tourism for 2022, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The Greek capital hosted a total of 109 international conferences attended by 40,000 visitors, leaving the city with revenues of EUR 87 million.

-Short-term rentals demand is forecast to exceed 42% this summer, according to data presented by AirDNA, based on bookings made through the Airbnb and VRBO platforms up to early June. The average overnight stay in short-term rental assets on the Greek islands costs more than EUR 200.

COMPANIES

Greek employers are very optimistic over the employment outlook for the third quarter of 2023, with 35% of employers saying they see an increase in hiring, 47% expecting no change and 15% expecting a drop, a survey by ManpowerGroup reveals.