First entry: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 00:51
The age group for passengers over the age of 55 is an important category to be worth, "said Giorgos Villos, Director General for FraportGreece Development, and this is the subject of a study by Fraport Greece for several months. Mr Vilos from the Conference's 34th Philoxenia Conference on "Tourism 55+ Development Lever to extend the tourist season" presented for the first time the results of the Fraport survey conducted in March for the profile of passengers.
It is apparent from the first findings that the proportion of travelers at Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" is a dynamic public between 25-54 years, while passengers belonging to the age group over 55 years account for 15%.
Mr Villos emphasized the importance of this study, which is a tool for all tourism staff and organizations, and especially as it will be enriched with new data and data from year to year, which will also provide comparative data.
Most flight passengers, according to the results of the studies, have a high level of education, with 79 percent of those with university education. They come from Germany, England, Russia, Cyprus and Israel. This, as Mr Villos noted, is of particular importance, as it differs from the overall picture of Greece, with Britain, Germany, Italy, France and Italy in the five best. "It shows us the ties and special ties that Thessaloniki has with Israel, Russia and Cyprus," he explained.
As for the group of over 55, 58% are foreign residents (of which about 11% are foreigners) and travel mainly during the summer months. "This shows us that there is room for attracting more tourists and for the rest of the months, and efforts can be made in this direction," he said.
The category 55 and beyond, he added, are people who want security, comfort and experience of travel experience and maturity.
It is also worth noting that, according to surveillance, more than 55 travelers spend more time in Thessaloniki than the age group 25-54.