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Tourism Sector Lacks Pertinent Data

The decision making process for most business enterprises and for the formation of a general economic sector policy, such as a tourism policy, begins with the attempt to obtain as much data as possible.
Posted On 01 Mar 2004

Tourism Industry Leaders Pessimistic for 2004 Season

Greece's tourism professionals are not in the least optimistic about the future of the country's main currency-earning industry thus crushing earlier hopes that 2004, being the country's Olympic year, would provide the much-needed shot in the arm to the sector.
Posted On 01 Mar 2004

Athenian Hotels Record Major Drop in Overnights

Overnights in the Athens area dropped an average drop of 11.5% last year when compared with 2002, according to statistics released last month by the Attica Hoteliers' Association. The association says the drop is phenomenal considering it took place the year prior to Athens...
Posted On 01 Mar 2004

Renewed Interest in Golf Investment

The Greek tourism sector, struggling to defend its share of the market against cheaper rivals such as Turkey and other Mediterranean nations, is eager to stretch its season beyond the summer months and become more than a sun-and-sea paradise for holidaymakers that are on a budget.
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Planned New Convention Center Includes New Hotel

The Attica hotel owners association met with the head of Hellenic Tourism Properties recently to discuss the construction of a convention center at the old Athens International Airport at Hellenikon. When and if completed, the center will accommodate 8,000 participants. A hotel...
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Tourism Sector Swamped in Unpaid Debts

Foreign tourism concerns owe their Greek counterparts more than two billion euros for tourism services rendered, according to recent press reports. Although most of the debt concerns 2003, some has been carried over from previous years.
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Corporate Online Travel Bookings to Double in Next Three Years

The battlefield lines are being drawn in the evolving online corporate travel arena. Players positioned at the brink of head-to-head combat, as well as those scuffling behind the front lines, are engaged in an intriguing mix of cooperation and competition. Many are devising...
Posted On 01 Feb 2004

Research Institute Sees Continual Tourism Decline

Greece's tourism sector continued to fall further behind its foreign competitors during the first nine-month period of this year, according to the latest report published by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasting.
Posted On 01 Dec 2003

Russian Tourism Market Continues Strong Growth

0 0 0 0 00sharesAccording to figures recently compiled by the Russian Institute of Statistics, the Russian outbound travel market continues to grow. Over 20 million people travelled for business or leisure in 2002 which represents an annual increase of 13%. Greece is one of the...

Tourism Study Says Sector Prime Future Employer

By 2010 the Greek tourism sector could create some 150,000 new jobs and thus cover 35% of today's unemployed, according to a study released last month by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
Posted On 01 Oct 2003

Hoteliers Blame Overnights Drop on New Hotels

The recent increase in new hotels in the Attica area is responsible for the reduction in overnights by member units of the Attica Hoteliers Association, according to the Academy of Tourism Research and Studies.
Posted On 01 Oct 2003

Tourism and Environmental Protection a Priority

Tourism has increased by more than 100 percent between 1990 and 2000 in the world`s biodiversity hotspots, causing threat to the areas, the Conservation International (CI) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said in a recent press release.
Posted On 01 Oct 2003

Airline Traffic Continues Downturn

The Association of European Airlines has released traffic figures for the week ending September 7. While generally an improvement on the previous week, the results gave little cause for encouragement. This was especially the case since a damaging pilot strike in weeks 36-37 of...
Posted On 01 Oct 2003

Businesses Want Online Bookings

By year's end, more than nine in 10 companies with managed travel programs will be using an online booking tool for transient individual travel and, more than four in 10 will be doing so for meetings/group travel. This was a key finding from the July 2003 Technology Trends Survey...
Posted On 01 Oct 2003

Turkey Plays Catch-up with Tourism Arrival Figures

More than two million tourists arrived in Turkey for holidays during July, an increase of 10% over the same month last year, according to the Turkish government, which shows that Greece's neighbor quickly overcame the negative results the tourism sector suffered because of the...
Posted On 01 Sep 2003