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Cultural Venues Boosting Athens Tourism, Image Still Needs Polishing

A study focusing on Athens and how it has managed to build up a healthy tourism dynamic was presented on the first day of the IMIC 2017 conference on Santorini.
Posted On 19 Oct 2017

Eurostat: Business Travel Down by 40% Due to Crisis

Business travel in the EU has decreased by 40 percent since the onset of the economic crisis, according to the Union’s statistical bureau.

ITB, IPK: Tourism Strong Despite Terror Fears, Safer Destinations a Priority

Travel has not been hindered by fears of terrorism but destination choices have changed, according to a survey by IPK International on behalf of ITB Berlin.

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.
Posted On 18 Aug 2017

IATA: Air Travel Marks Fastest First-half Growth in 12 Years

Demand for travel is back on track, according to IATA, as demand in June increased by 7.8% against the same period last year.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Athens a Top Pick for Chinese Travelers

Chinese holidaymakers are choosing Athens as a leading destination for their travels in the coming 12 months, according to a recent survey.
Posted On 14 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

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

UK Holiday Scamsters Could Face Jail, Foreign Office Adds Greece to List

The UK’s Foreign Office added Greece to destinations frequented by UK travelers, where there has been an increase in false holiday sickness claims.

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.

Greek Girl Power @ ITB Berlin on Int’l Women’s Day

Greek female tourism professionals - owners of accommodation enterprises, family-run businesses, restaurants, tavernas, shops and stores, as well as government officials - made their presence felt at this year’s ITB Berlin held earlier this month, demonstrating in full force that...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

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 Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

Survey: Travelers Give Greece Thumbs Up

Travelers to Greece are giving the country thumbs up in terms of overall tourism experience and quality, according to a survey conducted by QED Market Research.

Greece Set to Gain in 2017 as Safe Destination

Greece is expected to gain from the instability in the wider Mediterranean region with pre-bookings setting the trend for 2017, according to Alpha Bank analysts.
Posted On 28 Nov 2016

Seniors Make Up 20% of EU Tourism, Spend Less, Prefer Greece & Spain

The EU’s 65+ travelers account for one in five tourism nights, or 20 percent of the Union’s tourism activity but spend 20 percent less per day while on holiday, according to a Eurostat study released recently.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Tourists Not Spending Enough Money in Greece

The average spending of tourists in Greece dropped by 8.9 percent at 597.9 euros per trip in July, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.
Posted On 22 Sep 2016

July 2016 Tourism Revenue for Greece Disappoints

Despite promising arrival figures to Greece, tourists are not digging into their pockets, according to Bank of Greece data release on Tuesday, indicating a 3.5 percent drop in travel receipts, down by 100 million euros, for July compared to the same month in 2015.

Greek Tourism Boosts Employment in First Seven Months of 2016

The Greek tourism sector remains one of the country’s driving forces contributing some 82 percent to the increase in employment in the first seven months of the year, according to the latest labor ministry data.