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TUI Reports Strong Q3 Performance, Expects Good Year

TUI Group recorded turnover growth of 16.41 percent to €4.94 billion with EBITA climbing 18.7 percent to €191.0 million in the Q3 2016/17 period.

Five-star Resorts Packed for Greece’s Aug. 15 Holiday, Rates Soar

Five-star hotels at popular destinations across Greece are fully booked and charging higher rates for the August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday.

Greece Still Slow to Attract Tourism Investment

Investors seeking to place their money on tourism projects in Greece are becoming all the more reluctant due to time consuming procedures.

SETE: Quality Over Quantity Key for Future of Greek Tourism

Over-taxation, no capital controls and upgrading infrastructure are vital to ensuring a healthy future for Greek tourism, says SETE chief Yiannis Retsos.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

One-euro Levy for Every Cruise Traveler to Santorini 

Passengers visiting Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to the Port Authority plans.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Halkidiki Tourism Pros Call on Gov’t to Clamp Down on Illegal Campers

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, northern Greece, are calling on the government to take measures and as of 2018 effectively deal with illegal campers.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Greek Summer Loading: Expecting 3.2m Visitors in August 

Greece is expecting 3.2 million visitors this month breaking all records and demonstrating the sector’s robust growth.
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

NBG Says €6bn Needed for Greece Hotel Sector Growth 

The National Bank of Greece says that a competitive tourism product, new destinations, extended season and investments for upgrades or new hotels are necessary to boost travel revenue by 40%.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Hollywood Stars, VIPs Love Greece, its Islands and Sun 

Everyone from A-rated Hollywood actors and popular athletes to fun-loving fashionistas and sexy models are taking in a bit of sea and sun in Greece.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Report Explores Seasonality, Link to Greece Tourism Revenue

Exploring the causes of seasonality in Greek tourism and finding ways to effectively deal with the issue are the focus of a GSEE report.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

Tourism Giving Greek Property Market a Boost

The robust performance of Greece's tourism sector is giving the country’s property market a much-needed boost, according to German daily Handelsblatt.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

Greece Hotels Under Public Revenue Authority Scrutiny

Greece's independent Authority for Public Revenue said it would begin inspections of hotel businesses across the country in efforts to curb tax evasion.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Hellinikon Plans to Include Six Towers, Metropolitan Park

A 7-billion-euro project to develop Hellinikon, Athens' former airport, will include the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Sector Experts Say Big Break for Greek Tourism Now 

A friendlier investment environment and robust tourism earnings are key to ensuring the sector’s best performance ever, SETE says.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

UPDATE: Weekend Strike at Museums, Archaeological Sites Suspended

A 48-hour strike announced by the employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports during the weekend, July 29-30, has been suspended.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

Tourist Traffic to Ionian Isles on Upward Trend 

Tourist arrivals to the Ionian islands, including Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu, grew by 12.1 percent in the first six months of 2017.
Posted On 24 Jul 2017

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.

Thessaloniki Promotes WWI Memorial Tourism

World War I memorials and sites in Greece have been identified and recorded in efforts to attract tourists, as part of a campaign by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization. 

Attica Region Bringing Pedion tou Areos Park Back to Life

Attica Region authorities have set aside 1.5 million euros for repairs, maintenance and security of the central Pedion tou Areos Park in Athens.

Secrets of Sustainable Nutrition at Costa Navarino

The 5-star Costa Navarino in Messinia, has joined forces with WWF Greece for the launch on July 20-23 of "The Magical World of Sustainable Nutrition”.