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Growth in Marine Tourism Demands Infrastructure Development

The Greek statistical and economic data service Hellastat SA recently conducted a study that shows the current economic conditions for domestic marina operators are favorable.
Posted On 01 Jul 2007

Amadeus Is Number One

The recent visit of Edward Ross, director of corporate and marketing communication of Amadeus, to Athens provided some valuable insight in to the prospects and ambitions of the global central reservations system in 2007.
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Decreased Passenger Traffic on Greek Ferries

The general secretary of the National Statistics Service of Greece recently announced a decrease in port traffic for the third quarter of 2006 in comparison with the same period in 2005. These results refer to the movement of passengers, commerce and mobile units in Greek ports...
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Greece Ahead of Direct Competitors

Official data from local and international tourism organizations shows that Greece is not a low-cost tourism destination despite an overall opinion that Greece does not attract high-income tourists.
Posted On 01 Jun 2007

Eco-friendly Destinations Top Priority for Travelers

More than two-thirds (67%) of North Americans place importance on the eco-friendliness of a destination, according to a recent survey, and this market segment has a growing future ahead of it.
Posted On 01 May 2007

Tourism to Generate $ 13 Trillion

World travel and tourism is expected to generate in excess of $7 trillion in 2007, rising to over $13 trillion over the coming decade according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) research, sponsored by Accenture and prepared by...
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Locals Determine Quality of Tourism Product

Tourism competitiveness does not depend only, or basically, on price, reputed the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises after a recent report released by the World Economic Forum. The report on travel and tourism competitiveness, which placed Greece number 24 in a list of 124...
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Greece Inhospitable for Tourism Investment

Greece lags behind most of its regional competitors in tourism competitiveness. It lies 24th among 124 countries, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index presented recently by the World Economic Forum.
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Strong Demand from U.S. for Greek Island Cruises

Americans bombard their travel agents for prices on cruises in Europe, including the Greek Islands. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Europe will be on the cruise map this year.
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Future Traveler Tribes 2020

Amadeus released a major study, Future Traveler Tribes 2020, that defines who will be traveling in the future, which groups will potentially be most dominant, and the technology solutions that will facilitate their journeys and improve their travel experience.
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Growth of Meeting Industry Continues Unabated

The meeting industry is expected to grow for a fourth consecutive year, signaling an economy that continues to be strong, according to FutureWatch 2000 in a study sponsored by Meeting Professionals International and American Express.
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Europe’s Airlines Carried Millions More Passengers Last Year

The Association of European Airlines released traffic and capacity data for its members recently that gives a first look at the overall traffic and capacity results for 2006. AEA members boarded 343.6 million passengers during the course of the year, an increase of 14.8 million...
Posted On 01 Mar 2007

Another Record Year for World Tourism

With 842 million arrivals and a 4.5% growth rate, 2006 exceeded expectations as the tourism sector continued to enjoy above average results, making it a new record year for the industry. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures suggest that 2007 will consolidate this...
Posted On 01 Mar 2007