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Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

IOBE Think-tank: Coastal Shipping Boosts Greek Economy by €2.3bn in 2016

Coastal shipping bolstered the Greek economy by 2.3 billion euros in 2016, according to a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research.

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.

Cruise Travel to Greece Set for Better Days in 2018

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to pick up pace in 2018 following a slow year in 2017, according to pre-booking data presented at Seatrade Europe.

Passenger Traffic to Greek Isles Picks Up in June-August

Outbound passenger traffic from the port of Piraeus to the Greek islands increased in the June-August period compared to the same period in 2016.

July Container Traffic from Piraeus Down by 4.4%

Outbound container traffic from Piraeus dropped by 4.4 percent in July but reported positive performance in the first seven months of the year, up by 2.5 percent.

Increased Traffic in Attica’s Ports Ahead of Aug. 15 Holiday

Thousands of holidaymakers are expected to sail today and during the next days from Attica’s main ports to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the Dodecanese, Crete and the Cyclades.

Areas in Greece Where Shops Can Open on Sundays

The Greek Government has revealed the areas in Attica and Central Macedonia where shops can operate on Sundays from May to October.

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.

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Shanghai – Piraeus Ports Join Forces to Boost Container Traffic

The Piraeus Port Authority and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed a memorandum of cooperation in efforts to increase business opportunities.

Airports, Ports and Logistics Top Athens Transport, Infrastructure Meet Agenda

Ways to tap into the expansion of combined transport and upgraded infrastructure were explored during the 1st conference on "Infrastructure and Transport in Greece: Prospects for Development” held in Athens.

Cosco Bets on Piraeus Home Porting Potential

A total investment of 330 million euros will go into transforming Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Cosco Hong Kong Group said.

Chinese Carriers Seeking to Offer Direct Beijing-Athens Flights

Air China and China Eastern Airlines are expected to introduce direct flights to Athens, according to Piraeus Port Authority Managing Director Fu Cheng Qiu.

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Cosco-Skyserv Sea-Air Handling Platform to Facilitate Cargo Transport

Cosco Shipping Lines and ground handling services provider Skyserv will launch a platform that will facilitate transport of incoming cargo via Athens International Airport.

Hellenic Seaways Announces Start of Paros, Naxos, Santorini Ferry Route

Hellenic Seaways has launched ferry services from the port of Piraeus to Paros, Naxos and Santorini with the 'Nissos Samos'.

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).

Greek Ports Body Says 2016 Good Year for Cruise Travel

Cruise passengers to Greece recorded a 5 percent increase in 2016, making it a ''good year'' for the industry compared to 2015, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Rough Waters Ahead for Greek Cruise Travel

Despite forecasts of robust growth for the international cruise travel industry, the sector in Greece is barely keeping its head above the water with local industry insiders speaking of a 25 percent decline in traffic for 2017 and the same trend in 2018.