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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.

How Deep do Europeans Dig in their Pockets for Travel

Luxembourgish residents spent the most per holiday trip in 2015, followed by residents of Austria and Malta, according to data released by Eurostat.

Greeks Can’t Afford One-week Annual Holiday Away from Home

Over half of the population in Greece cannot afford a one-week annual holiday away from home, according to data released by Eurostat.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.

Can Women in Greek Tourism ‘Make it Happen’?

"You've come a long way, baby” …that’s how US cigarette company Philip Morris marketed its lady-like smokes, the Virginia Slims, to young professional women in 1968. Today, some 48 years later, female empowerment through employment can’t say the same.

Greece among EU Countries with Highest Shares of Non-resident Overnight Stays in 2015

Greece was among the EU countries with the highest shares of overnight stays spent by non-residents last year, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Tuesday.

Eurostat: Number of Females in Tourism Grows

The number of women working in tourism is growing, according to a Eurostat report, which found that while females represented just over a third (36 percent) of persons employed in the non-financial business economy in 2014, 58 percent were occupied in core tourism activities.

Greece among EU Countries with Highest Increase in Overnights Last Year

Greece is among the countries that recorded the highest increase in the number of nights spent in hotels last year among all 28 European Union member states, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Greece Among EU Countries With Highest Share Of Domestic Trips In 2012

Residents of Greece had the highest share of domestic trips in 2012, along with the residents of Romania and Spain, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Syntagma Square’s Refurbishment Signals Greece’s Emergence From Crisis

The Bloomberg news agency has noticed that something is changing in Athens one day after Eurostat confirmed that Greece had achieved a primary surplus of 3.4 billion euros in 2013, four years after the country had requested international bailout funds.

Tourism: A Main Priority For Greece

Greece’s record-breaking tourism season in 2013 has the Government and tourism professionals seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. This article contains recent statements made by Greek key tourism figures and their expectations for this year's...

Eurobarometer: Greeks Will Travel In 2014 But In Their Own Country

The majority of Greeks are included among Europeans that are the most likely to take a holiday in their own country this year due to financial reasons, according to the new Eurobarometer survey.

Greek Hotels Recorded Highest Increase In Overnight Visits In EU Last Year

Greece recorded the highest increase in the number of nights spent in hotels last year among all 28 European Union member states, according to data released by Eurostat.

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...

World Tourism Day 2007 Focus on Women

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2007 a think tank was hosted in Bentota (Sri Lanka) supported by the World Tourism Organization under the theme "Tourism Opening Doors for Women."

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.

Greece’s Tourism Surplus Shrinks

Recent Eurostat figures for 1998 show that Greece’s tourism sector posted a surplus balance in its tourism sector of 288 billion drachmas.