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Athens Gains Ground as Leisure Destination

Athens has seen the number of foreign vacationers increase by 111 percent between 2012-2017, according to data released by GBR Consulting.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

Seven-month Tourism Receipts Going Strong for Greece

Greek tourism receipts increased in the first seven months of 2018 to 8.23 ​​billion euros, posting a double-digit rise in July compared to the same month last year.

City Trips World’s Top Holiday Option, Says ITB Study

City trips are the leading holiday option worldwide and the US the most popular country destination in 2017, according to a world travel report released by ITB Berlin.

UNWTO Releases Report to Help Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a new report to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Up 8.2% in First Quarter

The total passenger traffic at Greek ports during the first quarter of the year recorded an increase of 8.2 percent, compared with the same period in 2017, according to ELSTAT.

Greek Property Market on Slow but Steady Upward Path

Greece’s housing market is gradually improving, holding the 48th spot among 57 global markets on residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank’s Global House Price rankings.

WTTC: Action Needed to Maintain Europe’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness

The WTTC has called for action to maintain Europe’s travel and tourism competitiveness, during its first Europe Leaders Forum in Lisbon, Portugal.

Turnover Index in Greek Tourism Sector Up in Q2 2018

The turnover index in Greece's accommodation and food service activities sector increased by 11.5 percent during the second quarter of 2018, according to ELSTAT.

Airports in Greece Record Passenger Traffic Rise in January-August

Passenger traffic in all Greek airports recorded an upward trend during the first eight months of the year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Greece’s Nudist Beaches among Europe’s Best

Three beaches located on popular Greek islands are among the Top 10 Nudist Beaches in Europe, according to a survey released by Promotional Codes.

TUI Germany: Crete, Rhodes, Kos were Favorite Last-minute Destinations in Summer 2018

Crete, Rhodes and Kos were among the ten most popular last-minute tourism destinations for German travelers in summer 2018, according to TUI.

Greek Travel Agencies See Turnover Increase in Second Quarter of 2018

An increase of 16.6 percent was recorded in the turnover of the Greek travel agency sector in the second quarter of 2018, according to data by ELSTAT.

IATA: Air Traveler Numbers Reach New Heights in 2017

The number of air passengers worldwide reached 4.1 billion for the first time in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent over 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

TUI Austria: Demand for Greece will Remain High for Summer 2019

With Greece at the top of the preferences of Austrian travelers, TUI Austria has already started taking bookings for the country for the 2019 summer season.

ATOR: Greece Among Top 10 Best-selling Autumn Destinations for Russians

Greece is among the 10 best-selling autumn destinations for Russian travelers this year, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

Greek Seven-month Airport Traffic Going Strong

Greek airports welcomed over 34.4 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, marking a 10.1 percent rise against the same period last year at 31.2 million.

Study Casts Spotlight on Business Travel Dining Trends

First-of-its-kind research reveals generational differences when it comes to business traveler dining, payment and expensing options.