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Amadeus Calls on Industry to Make Accessible Travel a Reality

Accessible travel is far from becoming something that millions of travelers can take for granted, according to a new study released by travel technology provider Amadeus.
Posted On 23 Oct 2017

IMIC 2017: ‘Smart’ Travel Tools to Ease Congested Tourist Destinations

More tourism - an inevitability - does not have to be a bad thing … thanks to new technologies - more specifically cell phone sensing platforms.
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

Greece Welcomes Sports Tourism, Still Needs to Set a Target

All the more destinations in Greece are tapping into sports as a way to promote their offerings and attract visitors. Is sports tourism the next big thing?
Posted On 20 Oct 2017

WTTC Calls on Tourism Sector to Embrace Sustainability Reporting

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on travel and tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Greek Airports Record Surge in Nine-Month Passenger Traffic

An additional 4.1 million passengers have gone through Greece’s airports so far this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration (HCAA) said.

Study Looks into the Desires of the Female Traveler

Comfort, quiet and wellbeing are the three basic demands women travelers have, according to a study carried out by MGallery and global marketeers IPSOS.

Study Shows Greeks Still Distrust Banking System

More than half of all Greeks distrust the banking system according to a study focusing on capital restrictions, conducted by business consultants Alvarez & Marsal.

Axia Hospitality-Nelios: Greek Hotels See Rise in Direct Bookings

Greek hotels saw growth in direct bookings during the January-August 2017 period, according to data provided by Axia Hospitality and Nelios.
Posted On 16 Oct 2017

GRA Study: Airline Consolidation Limits Competition, Consumer Choice

Airline consolidation decreases consumer choice and negatively affects competition in the industry, according to a report released by aviation economists GRA.

InSETE: Greek Spatial Planning Strategies for Tourism Lagging

Spatial planning and regulatory strategies risk being ineffective, inexecutable or obsolete due to constant delays in the approval process, InSETE reveals.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

WeekenGO: Athens Among ‘Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend’

Athens is among the top 100 “Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend”, according to a study released by online weekend getaway portal and app weekenGO.

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

Greece’s Travel Balance Up 8.5% in January-June

Greece's balance of travel services in January-June 2017 posted a surplus of 3,147 million euros, 8.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2016.
Posted On 10 Oct 2017

Greek Hotel Sector Sees Growth, Athens’ Five-stars in the Lead

Financial indicators are pointing to growth in the Greek hotel sector with Athens hospitality units gaining some lost ground.

More Overnight Stays in Jan-Aug 2017 for Thessaloniki Hotels

Hotels in Thessaloniki reported more overnight stays in the first eight months of the year, up by 4.26 percent, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

September Passenger Traffic Rises 11.4% at Fraport-run Greek Airports

The 14 Greek regional airports operated by Fraport Greece recorded an 11.4 percent increase in September, compared to the same month last year, reaching a total of 4.2 million passengers.
Posted On 06 Oct 2017

Athens Airport: Passenger Traffic Up 7.8% in September

Passenger traffic through Athens International Airport (AIA) in September climbed 7.8 percent from last year to 2.3 million people.
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

IOBE: Greece’s Economic Climate Improving

Greece’s economic climate showed signs of recovery in September, boosted by positive tourism performance and political stability, according to IOBE think-tank.

DiaNEOsis Study: More Home Ports Key to Stronger Cruise Tourism to Greece

Making Greece a home port for luxury liners and securing strategic investments are crucial to a robust cruise travel sector, according to diaNEOsis.