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Linkwise Provides ‘Travel Insights’ to Network Affiliates

Affiliate marketing company Linkwise recently held the first “Travel Insights” event for its network affiliates and presented the current trends in the tourism industry.

South Aegean Region Crowned ‘Best Creative Destination’

The South Aegean Region has been awarded as the “Best Creative Destination” at the Creative Tourism Awards 2017 for its digital campaign “Aegean Islands Like No Other”.

Greece’s Winning and Losing Destinations in First Half of 2017

An InSETE study recently examined incoming tourism for each Greek region, comparing first half data for 2016 and 2017 based on number of visits, overnights stays and revenue.

Rhodes to Host 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference

Tourism professionals and architects from Greece and abroad will participate in the 2nd Architecture and Tourism Conference, which will be held on October 21-22 on Rhodes.

Five Regions Collect Most 2016 Travel Receipts in Greece

Five out of 13 regions in Greece accounted for the better part (87.5 percent) of the 12,749 million euros in travel revenue for 2016.

Money Magazine Includes Crete Among ’10 Best European Destinations’

US magazine "Money" has named Crete a "Best European Destination" due to its numerous attractions and competitive prices.

‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon Returns for Third Year with New Routes

The island of Rhodes in Greece is getting ready to host the 3rd International “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon this April.

Greek Destinations That the Germans, French, Italians and Brits Love This Year

The Germans choose the Aegean islands, the French and Italians love Crete and the Brits are heading to the islands of the Ionian this summer.

Proposed VAT Hike on Greek Hotels and Islands Causes Stir

State Minister Alekos Flabouraris’ statement to increase VAT on accommodation from 6.5 percent to 23 percent set off alarm bells among the country’s hotel industry, with Greek hoteliers calling it the “premeditated murder of tourism”.

Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.

Aeroflot Promotes Greece’s Cyclades & Dodecanese Islands Worldwide

Aeroflot, the in-flight magazine of Aeroflot Airlines, has published a special seven-page editorial on the Cyclades and the Dodecanese island groups of Greece.
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Ministry Launches Call For Proposals For Greek SMEs Funding Program

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks yesterday, 14 January, launched a call for proposals in regards to an NSRF-funded program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services in Greek...
Tourism SMEs Included In New NSRF-Funded Program
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Tourism SMEs Included In NSRF-Funded Program For Greek Regions

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks will announce details on a regional program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services on Monday, 14 January.
Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni (center) with representatives of the eight Greek regions that participated in Philoxenia 2012: East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese.
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28th Philoxenia: Region Awards

The Greek regions of East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese were honored during the opening ceremony of the 28th Philoxenia.

Greek Tourism in Numbers

According to the latest figures of the National Statistical Service of Greece, 44.2 percent of arrivals in 2007 were those made by Greek nationals and 55.8 percent were made by foreign visitors. As for overnights, 26.5 percent were comprised by Greeks (2.5 nights on average) and...

Santorini Research Establishes Trends in Cycladic Tourism

The Development Company of the Cyclades conducted a two-year study to identify the characteristics of tourism within the Cyclades. The specific case study centered on Santorini. Some 4,250 people participated in the research that took place in 2005/2006 and covered the months of...

Tourism Institute Says Tourism Arrivals Will Drop This Year

Private sector tourism professionals say we are in for a bad year, but the government's tourism organization insists that we'll see another increase in arrivals this year. The end result will most likely be somewhere in between.