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Kountoura Expects 2017 to be a ‘Great Year’ for Greek Tourism

If all goes well, Greece will experience a great tourism season this year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently told the Greek media.
Posted On 23 Mar 2017

Alphaliner: Piraeus Moves Up in Global Container Ports Ranking

Piraeus Port is among the world’s 40 leading container handling ports, according to Alphaliner, moving to 38th spot from 43rd based on cargo capacity (teu).
Posted On 23 Mar 2017

Aegean Reports Drop in 2016 Net Earnings

Aegean reported turnover of over one billion euros in 2016, a first for the Greek carrier, but saw a decline in its net earnings after tax due to weak demand in the second quarter of the year.
Posted On 23 Mar 2017

CLIA Reports Significant Increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016

The European cruising market has been steadily growing for the past ten years, reaching up to 6.7 million European passengers in 2016, according to the annual CLIA survey.

PM Tsipras, SETE Say Greek Tourism Stronger than Ever

The prospects of Greek tourism and the actions required to keep the momentum going topped the agenda of a meeting held between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis.

WTTC: Tourism Supports 1 in 10 Jobs, Outpacing Global Economy for 6th Year

Travel & Tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016 as the sector grew by 3.3 percent, outpacing the global economy for the sixth year in a row, reads a new report by the WTTC.
Posted On 20 Mar 2017

French Travelers Opt for Greece

French travelers are choosing Greece among their top four choices for summer holidays this year, according to feedback from the Salon du Tourisme held last week at Paris’ Porte de Versailles.

Athens Hotels: 2016 Tourism Season was ‘Marginally Positive’

The Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said that the 2016 tourism season for hotels in the Greek capital was "marginally positive".
Posted On 16 Mar 2017

GTA Focuses on Greek Beach Destinations, Sees Room Nights on Islands Surge

GTA, a distributor of accommodation and destination services, has seen business to Greece grow after focusing on beach destinations for the past 3 years.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Moscow Citizens Mostly Traveled to Greece in 2016

Outbound travelers from Moscow mostly traveled to Greece in 2016, according to a report presented during the MITT 2017 exhibition in Russia.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

AHLA Study Says Airbnb Not Playing Fair

The bulk of Airbnb’s US revenue appears to be coming from whole-unit rentals, an American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) report said recently.
Posted On 14 Mar 2017

Aviation Body Says 3.75m Travelers Enter Greek Airports in Jan.-Feb.

A total of 3.75 million passengers, up by 7.2%, compared to the same period in 2016, have gone through Greek airports in the first two months of the year.
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Kountoura: Greece’s Tourism Growth is Not Accidental

Following two consecutive years of record-breaking results, 2017 is turning into another year of dynamic growth for Greece as a global attractive tourism destination, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

ITB 2017: Strong Demand for Travel from Germany to Greece

Bookings for travel packages to Greece are recording an increase of some 70 percent this year compared to 2016, according to the president of the German Travel Association (DRV), Norbert Fiebig.
Posted On 08 Mar 2017

SETE Optimistic on 2017 Greece Tourism Outlook

"The indications for Greece are optimistic, bookings are at a very positive rate at the moment," the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) on the first day of the ITB Berlin trade show on Wednesday.
Posted On 08 Mar 2017

IPK‘s World Travel Monitor: Global Travel Trends 2016/2017 at ITB Berlin 2017

Global outbound trips are expected to increase by robust 4 percent in 2017, according to the "IPK‘s World Travel Monitor: Global Travel Trends 2016/2017" survey revealed at ITB Berlin on Wednesday.

Greece Ranks 23rd on Most Valuable Passport Index by Nomad Capitalist

The Greek passport is the world’s 23rd most valuable travel document, according to an index released recently by the Nomad Capitalist company.
Posted On 07 Mar 2017

Mission of Experts from Abroad to ‘Count’ Greece’s Tourism Receipts

The UNWTO will send a mission of experts to Greece to examine the discrepancy between the country's international arrivals and tourism earnings in 2016.
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

UNWTO: Year 2017 Looks Promising for Greek Tourism after ‘Impressive Record’ in 2016

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai says he is by far much more optimistic and full of hope for the future of tourism in Greece.
Posted On 02 Mar 2017

SETE Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.