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Zakynthos Among Thomas Cook’s Top 5 Busiest Destinations for Summer 2019

The Greek island of Zakynthos stands among Thomas Cook's top five busiest destinations for summer 2019, according to the company.

Road Arrivals Account for 29% of All Travel to Greece in 2018

Road arrivals accounted for 29 percent of all travel traffic to Greece in 2018, according to the latest study released by Greek Tourism Confederation's intelligence unit INSETE.

Greek Airports Welcome 25.5m Travelers in H1 2019

Greek airports handled 25.5 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by 5.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Athens, Greece. Photo Source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Greece Sees Q1 2019 Travel Receipts Rise by 34.8%

Greece travel receipts for the January-March 2019 period increased by 34.8 percent to 747 million euros, according to the Bank of Greece.

Visitor Numbers to Greek Museums Down, Revenue Up

Visitor numbers to Greek museums dropped by 5.5 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago, with revenue recording a 6.6 percent rise.

Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.

ETC: 3.6% Rise in Europe Int’l Tourist Arrivals by Year End

The European Travel Commission is forecasting a 3.6 percent rise in international tourism arrivals to Europe for the rest of 2019.

Greece June Consumer Price Index Down by 0.3%

Prices for transport and accommodation increased in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, while Greece’s general consumer price index was up by 0.5%.

T+L: Milos Voted Best Island in Europe for 2019

The island of Milos in the Cyclades, has been voted as the Best Island in Europe for 2019, by the readers of US travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L).

IOBE Scales Back Greek GDP Growth Outlook to 1.8%

The Greek economy is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year, the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ) said, revising downward its previous forecast.

‘Too’ Popular Destinations Off French Travelers’ Bucket Lists

French travelers are steering clear of overly popular destinations that are too crowded citing security concerns and inconvenience as factors, according to a study.

Trivago: Athens Hotel Room Rates Decline in July

Hotel room rates in Athens declined by 5 percent following the trend across Europe, according to trivago’s Hotel Price Index (tHPI).

Polish Travelers Opt for Greece, Also Going to Egypt and Turkey

Although Greece is the first choice of travel for Polish nationals this year, citizens from Poland are also setting their sights on Egypt and Turkey, according to data.

Santorini Among the World’s 30 Best Places to Visit in 2019-20

The Greek island of Santorini is among the World’s 30 Best Places to Visit in 2019-20, ranking 24th on the list of US News & World Report.

Airbnb Says Home-sharing Boosted Greek Economy by $1.4bn in 2018

Airbnb's host and guest community has boosted the Greek economy by 1.4 billion dollars in 2018, according to a survey by the home-sharing platform.

BoG: Greek Tourism Generates Jobs, Next Step Ensuring Flexibility

Tourism and process manufacturing are the main job-creating sectors in Greece, according to data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

KEPE: EU Tourists Generate Almost Half of Greece’s 10-year Revenue

During the 2008-2018 period, EU travelers generated 59.9 billion euros to Greece, which accounts for 44 percent of the total revenue, says KEPE.

SEV: Production, Employment Hinge on Moderate Taxation

High taxation on households and businesses cannot drive growth and is putting a brake on Greece’s prospects, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).