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Tourist Flows Still Strong in September for Greece

Summer is still on in Greece this September with hotels fully booked, flights on the rise and cruise travel marking its best month of the year this far.

Hotels, Offices Keeping Greece Real Estate Market Afloat

The Greek property market is barely staying afloat with rents showing minor increases and buyers eyeing offices and hotels.

Greek Airports See 9.7% Increase in Summer 2017 Passenger Traffic

Greek airports saw a 9.7 percent increase in passenger traffic during the three summer months of 2017.
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

Greek Growth Rate Below Par, Eldorado Suspends Investment

Greece’s growth rate was lower than expected, up by 0.8 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 0.4 percent in the previous quarter, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) said. 

Greek September Sees Hotel Rates Rise

Hotel rates at popular destinations across Greece have increased by 22 percent for the month of September, according to a Trivago report.

ELSTAT: Greece Sees Rise in 2016 Tourist Arrivals, Overnight Stays

Greece in 2016 saw a 2.7% increase in arrivals and a 4% rise in overnight stays in hotels, similar establishments and campsites, compared to 2015.
Posted On 11 Sep 2017

Greece’s Alpha Bank Sees Trend for Growth in 2017

The Greek economy is on a gradual path to recovery as economic indicators demonstrate an overall trend for growth, according to Alpha Bank.

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.

Domestic Travel in Greece Shows Drop in 2016

Less Greeks traveled in their own country last year, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Posted On 08 Sep 2017

UNWTO: Int’l Tourism Sees Strongest Half-year Results Since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016.
Posted On 07 Sep 2017

NBG: Tourism Helps Propel Greece’s GDP into Positive Territory

Greece’s robust tourism sector is expected to boost the country’s GDP by 1.6 percentage points in 2017, according to the National Bank of Greece (NBG).

Passenger Traffic at Athens Airport Grows 8.1% in Jan-Aug

Athens airport serviced 14.5 million passengers in the first eight months of 2017, up 8.1 percent year-on-year, according to recent data by AIA.
Posted On 06 Sep 2017

Tax Free Shopping in Greece Gains Momentum

Increasing tourist flows boosted tax free shopping in Greece by 44 percent in the first seven months of the year compared to 2016, according to Global Blue.

Greece Ranks Top Summer Destination for Polish Travelers

Greece ranks as the top summer holiday destination for Polish travelers as bookings between April 28-August 31 grew by 19 percent year on year.

Ernst & Young: Foreign Direct Investment Lagging Behind in Greece

Foreign direct investment projects in Greece over the 2011-2015 period were lagging behind compared to other European countries, according to Ernst & Young (EY).