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UNWTO/WTM: Tourism Protests are a ‘Wake-up Call’ for Destinations

The tourism industry must act now to tackle overtourism, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai underlined while speaking at the WTM London 2017.
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

IHTC: Medical Tourism to Greece Can Bring in $2bn in Next Three Years

Revenue from medical tourism to Greece can reach $2bn in the next three years, according to International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) head George Patoulis.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Grows 15.5% in October

Passenger traffic through Athens International Airport (AIA) in October increased by 15.5 percent compared to the same month in 2016, reaching 2.05 million people.

UNWTO: International Tourism on Track for a Record Year

Destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2017, some 56 million more than in the same period of 2016.

Greece’s Popularity Soars at WTM London 2017

Greece’s tourism has seen a bumper year in 2017 and the prospects for 2018 are even more positive, according to an annual survey released at WTM London.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

2017 is a ‘Spectacular Year’ for Greece, Kountoura Says at WTM London

International arrivals to Greece are estimated to exceed 30 million by the end of the year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during WTM London 2017.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

Greek Fleet World’s 1st in Terms of Cargo Carrying Capacity

Greece’s fleet is the global leader in terms of cargo carrying capacity (dwt), according to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2017.

Brexit: A ‘No-deal’ Outcome is Worst-case Scenario for Travel

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates during the first day of the World Travel Market (WTM) 2017 in London.
Posted On 06 Nov 2017

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.

Sabre: Europeans Spend Longer Searching for Flights than Flying

Today’s travelers spend an average of 3.5 hours finding the perfect flight – often longer than the flight itself - according to a consumer poll conducted by Sabre Corporation.

European Tourism Online Sales Grow, Opportunity for Improvement in Greece

Greece has a large opportunity for further growth in tourism related online sales, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Reforms vs Taxes: Doing Business in Greece Still an Uphill Battle

Less red tape and reforms aside, business owners in Greece still have to hand over more than half of their earnings to the state.

Tour Operators Dominate Int’l Brand Landscape in Greek Hotel Market

Tour operators TUI and Thomas Cook have enlarged their dominance in the Greek hotel market, according to data released by GBR Consulting.
Posted On 01 Nov 2017

Rhodes Study Explores Tourism Trends, 1 in 3 Have Not Visited Medieval City

The majority of travelers to Rhodes come primarily for the sea and sun, while one in three has not visited the landmark Medieval city, a study by the Rhodes Association of Hotel Managers reveals.

INSETE: Autumn Tourism to Greece Going Strong

Greece’s efforts to extend the tourism season are paying off as demonstrated by an 8.6 percent rise in traffic for September and October, according to Institute SETE (INSETE).