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Athens Occupancy Crisis

The Athens-Attica Hotel Association says that the negative international economic situation will have a downbeat impact on tourism in Athens as this year may prove even more difficult than 2004.

Travelers Prefer to Book On-line

Travelers on a global scale are more secure on making on-line reservations, according to a recent survey.

Fewer Ferry Routes and Higher Fares Affect Tourism

Fare increases in conjunction with route cuts had a negative impact on traffic to the Aegean and Ionian islands.

Major Increase in Tourism Complaints

The Consumer Protection Center recently released consumer complaints—in regards to tourism services and establishments—recorded from 1 July to 15 August and called on to the ministries to finally deal with the situation.

Ministry Announces Initial 2008 Tourism Data

Prior to an agreement between state tourism officials and the private tourism sector (see page 3), Geece's tourism ministry expressed its satisfaction with this year's tourism figures.

Airlines to Lose Billions This Year

The International Air Transport Association recently announced a revised industry financial forecast for airline losses this year and 2009 and evaluated that the difficult business conditions will remain.

Positive Tourism Trend to Athens Continues

A recent study shows that tourists to Greece's capital spend more money, visit more sites and keep hotels more profitable, and it appears that the trend will continue.

Greek Hotel Profits

A recent survey by Stat Bank characterized the Greek hotel sector as a "two-speed industry" since 58 percent of hotels showed profits and 42 percent reported losses in 2007.

Greek Tourism Industry Can Do Better in ICT Use

According to a recent study conducted by the Observatory for the Greek Information Society in regards to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by the tourist industry, large tourism companies show a positive attitude towards new technologies but there is...

Greece Behind in On-line Bookings

Greece has picked up its pace in regards to on-line booking as 35 percent of reservations have been settled via the Internet, while the European average is approximately 60 percent.

Greeks Prefer Trips Abroad

Greek tourists prefer to travel abroad rather than spend their holidays at home as they consider Greece too expensive as opposed to competing tourist destinations.

Piraeus Traffic in June

Despite the fare increase, passenger traffic from Piraeus port showed an increase in June against the same month last year.

Ministry Denies Slip in Greek Tourism

The tourism ministry recently released tourist traffic figures, which contradicts newspaper reports that refer to a ‘freefall’ of Greek tourism.

Greek Tourism in Numbers

According to the latest figures of the National Statistical Service of Greece, 44.2 percent of arrivals in 2007 were those made by Greek nationals and 55.8 percent were made by foreign visitors. As for overnights, 26.5 percent were comprised by Greeks (2.5 nights on average) and...

EKPOIZO Reports Overpriced Airline Tickets

Consumer organization EKPOIZO recently discovered that advertized airline tickets have serious price variations, some which reached up to 63 percent between the advertized on-line cost and the actual charge.