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Greece Jan-March Travel Receipts Down by 9.2%

Travel receipts came to 489 million euros in January-March 2017, down by 9.2 percent compared to the same period in 2016, according to the Bank of Greece.

Three Airlines, Two Operators Handling Bulk of Tourists to Greece

Two tour operators and three airlines handle the bulk of travelers interested in Greece this summer, according to the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority.

SETKE: June Bookings Down for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities

Small tourism accommodation facilities in Greece recorded a decline in bookings and overnight stays for the month of June.

Private Sector, Society to Foster Growth, SETE Head Retsos Says

Growth can only come from the private sector and society, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos said.

Greek Tourism Sector Riding High in June

Greece's tourism sector is growing more robust than ever with high occupancy rates in June, increased prices and Athens among travelers’ top picks.
Posted On 03 Jul 2017

Greece Tourism Revenues Still Lagging Despite More Visitors

A Bank of Greece survey urges tourism sector stakeholders to focus more on attracting additional overnight stays rather than increasing foreign visitor arrivals. 
Posted On 03 Jul 2017

More Chinese Travelers Setting Sights on Greece

Over 1.5 million Chinese tourists are expected to Greece in the coming years, who are interested in the country's attractions, culture and shopping market.

Tourism to Crete Boosts Alcohol Consumption

Robust tourism flows and higher incomes have sent alcohol consumption on the island of Crete to new heights in the first five months of 2017.

TUI Chief Says Longer Season, Improved Infrastructure Key to Greece’s Tourism Growth

Extending the season and creating substantial infrastructure are key to maintaining the momentum in Greek tourism, TUI Group CEO Friedrich Joussen said.

Greece’s Q1 Tourism Revenue, Arrivals Not Up to Par

Greece's Tourism receipts for the January-March period reached €513.2 million, lower than the same period in 2015, while arrivals dropped by 1.8 percent.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Greece Jan-Feb 2017 Tourism Revenue Down

Tourism revenue in Greece decreased by 2.7 percent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, while tourism traffic declined by 2.8 percent.

Athens Among World’s Top 50 Millennial Destinations

Athens is among the world’s top 50 cities attracting millennials and first in terms of housing, scoring highest for cities with under 1 million inhabitants.

TUI’s German Clients Say Greek Hotel Services of Higher Quality

Greek hotel services have improved in quality, says a TUI Germany survey released by Elke Janssen, head of TUI Hotel Consulting & Quality Management.

Sunny Forecast for Greek Tourism by SETE Intelligence

Incoming traffic to Greece, including cruise travelers, is forecast to reach 28 million in 2017, according to SETE Intelligence.
Posted On 30 Mar 2017

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.

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.
Posted On 06 Mar 2017

SETE Chief Says Greece Tourism Revenue May Rise by 9% in 2017

Greece may see its revenue rise by as much as 1 billion euros in 2017, according to Andreas Andreadis, the president of the country’s tourism body, SETE.

Greek Hotels Gain from Carnival Season Bookings

Major Greek carnival destinations are expected to mark the beginning of a strong tourism season with increasing bookings for the 3-day Clean Monday holiday.
Posted On 20 Feb 2017

Positive Signs for Greek Tourism as Pre-bookings Grow

Tourists from Germany, Russia and the UK have already made plans to visit Greece this summer pushing the number of pre-bookings into positive territory and offering sector professionals a glimpse of what’s in store for 2017.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017