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SETE: Greece 2016 Tourist Arrivals Break Record

Greek tourism is going strong, marking some 30 million tourist arrivals in 2016, according to tentative figures released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 19 Jan 2017

Sabre Helps Hoteliers Prepare for Future Expectations of Consumers

Sabre reveals new consumer trends emerging among European and Middle Eastern consumers that could present new opportunities for hotels in 2017.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017

University Study Reveals Refugee Crisis Repercussions on Greek Island Tourism

The ongoing influx of refugees seeking access to Europe through the Eastern Aegean islands is impacting tourism growth, according to a new study.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Record Passenger Growth Recorded at Greek Airports in 2016

Over 53 million passengers used Greek airports in 2016, an increase of 9.9 percent on the previous year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up 3.9% in 2016, Experts Optimistic About 2017

2016, the seventh consecutive year of growth of the tourism sector, saw some 46 million more tourist arrivals than in 2015.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017

Shakin’ the Blues Away: Greece a Top ‘Sunshine Saturday’ Choice

Saturdays in January are the busiest booking days of the year, according to a recent survey carried out by travel operator TUI Group.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Bank of Greece: Foreign Visitors Up, Travel Receipts Down in Jan-Sep 2016

The number of non-resident inbound visitors to Greece increased by 6.1 percent but travel receipts decreased by 7.9 percent, according to Bank of Greece data concerning the developments in the balance of travel services for January-September 2016.
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

TUI: German Tourists Choose Greece Over Turkey for Summer 2017 Holidays

Greece has replaced Turkey as the second most popular destination for German tourists, according to tour operator TUI Germany.
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Turkish Lira’s Nosedive a Blow to Tourism, Economy

The Turkish lira's record low in the first week of the year has come on top of extremist attacks, a failed and fatal coup, and a diplomatic row with Russia, to take a toll on the country’s tourism.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

2016: Safest Year Ever for Air Travel

Although 2016 had its fair share of airline tragedies, experts are saying that it was one of the safest years in the history of aviation.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Athens Airport Closes 2016 with Record 20.02 Million Passengers

Passenger numbers at Athens International Airport reached a new record high in 2016 at 20.02 million.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Greece Tops Austrian Travelers’ Wish List for 2017

Greece is a favorite destination for Austrian holidaymakers judging by their pre-bookings, according to TUI Austria.
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

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).
Posted On 10 Jan 2017

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.

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...