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Airbnb Travelers Pour $25bn into Food & Drink Last Year

Airbnb travelers spent $25 billion at restaurants and cafes worldwide in 2018, proving that food and drink have become a significant part of the travel experience.

EBRD: Exports, Recovering Private Consumption to Drive Greece Growth

Exports and improved private consumption are likely to strengthen short-term growth in Greece, projected at 2.0 percent in 2019 and 2.4 percent in 2020, says EBRD.

Greece’s Tourists Spend Over €16 Billion in Jan-Sept 2019

Tourists in Greece spent over 16 billion euros during the first nine months of the year, according to the Bank of Greece.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

ETC: Travel Demand for Europe Stable but Slower

Interest in traveling to European destinations is still strong despite Brexit and a slower EU economy, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Tourism Drives Central Ermou Up World’s Most Expensive Street List

Ermou street, one of the Greek capital’s main thoroughfares, has moved up to 14th spot from 15th last year, on Cushman & Wakefield's list of the world’s most expensive streets.

Athens Keeps Guests Satisfied with Culture, Locals and Hotels, Says GBR

Athens' guests appear satisfied with the city's culture, locals and hotels, with the satisfaction index reaching 8.1/10 in 2019.

Greece Among Top 10 Best Countries in Europe to Retire

Greece is among the top 10 best countries in Europe to retire, according to a study released by Blacktower Financial Management Group.

Greek Airport Passenger Traffic Up in First 10 Months

The number of passengers passing through Greek airports rose 5.1 percent annually in the first 10 months of 2019, says the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Athens Moves Up As Good Property Purchase Choice

Property in the Greek capital is evolving into an attractive investment option with buyers seeing prospects for higher value and rents next year, a PwC report reveals.

Tourism Paves Way to New Era in Greece-China Ties

The Tourism Ministry is preparing a strategic plan to reach out to the Chinese market, aiming to bring some 500,000 Chinese travelers to Greece by 2021.

SEV: Doing Business in Greece Still Tough

The ease of doing business in Greece is improving but at a very slow pace and with inadequate steps, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

European Commission Predicts 1.8% Growth for Greece

The European Commission revised its growth forecast for Greece downward from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent in 2019.

CNN Viewers Invited to Discover the ‘Unknown’ Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis invited all to discover the "unknown" Greece, during his recent appearance on CNN's "Quest Means Business" show.

Alltours Expands Summer 2020 Holiday Program for Greece

Renowned tour operator Alltours has expanded its summer 2020 program for Greece to meet the rising demand of Austrian travelers.

Greece Sees No Brexit Effect on Travel (so far)

Until now, it seems that Brexit is not deterring British holidaymakers from booking and taking overseas holidays to EU destinations, including Greece.

Greek Leisure Boat Market Sees Robust Demand

Greece’s yachting market has gained ground over the 2014-2018 period, demonstrating robust demand for recreational boating, according to ICAP.

Greek Exports to US Pick Up Pace in H1 2019

Greek exports to the US rose by 7.17 percent in the first six months of 2019, demonstrating the positive climate in bilateral trade between the two countries.

Euromonitor Reveals Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel

In its new report ‘Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel: 2019 Edition’, Euromonitor looks at the latest trends shaping travel across the regions globally.

Athens on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best-value’ List for 2020

Lonely Planet has included Athens, Greece, on the list of the 10 Best-value Destinations for an Affordable Adventure in 2020.