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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.

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).

Central Athens Neighborhoods Top Airbnb Choice

The historic center of Athens and surrounding districts are the areas with the highest concentration of apartments being leased out short term.

Greece Properties Selling to Foreigners, Golden Visa an Incentive

All the more foreign nationals are interested in buying property in Greece with the real estate market picking up pace, particularly due to the golden visa program.

ITB Berlin, IPK: Travelers Want Luxury

Despite harder economic times, travelers are seeking luxury experiences with holidaymakers spending more, according to the World Travel Monitor.

French, German Travelers Stimulate Greece’s August Tourism Earnings

French and German travelers contributed largely to the positive performance of Greek tourism in August 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

WWF: Greece Lagging Behind in Environmental Protection

Despite being repeatedly fined for poor conduct, Greece continues to lag behind in terms of implementing EU environmental laws, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Athens.

Study: ‘Direct’ Bookings Do Not Cut Costs for Airlines

Increasing so-called “direct” bookings does not reduce costs for airlines, according to a new study released by aviation consultancy Infrata.

Travel Receipts in Greece Up by 9.1% in Jan-Aug 2017

In January-August 2017, travel receipts in Greece increased by 9.1 percent, compared to the same period in 2016, according to the Bank of Greece.

IATA 2036 Forecast: Air Passengers will Nearly Double to 7.8 Billion

IATA's 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast sees 7.8 billion passengers traveling in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly in 2017.

Amadeus Calls on Industry to Make Accessible Travel a Reality

Accessible travel is far from becoming something that millions of travelers can take for granted, according to a new study released by travel technology provider Amadeus.

IMIC 2017: ‘Smart’ Travel Tools to Ease Congested Tourist Destinations

More tourism - an inevitability - does not have to be a bad thing … thanks to new technologies - more specifically cell phone sensing platforms.