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Greek Q1 Tourism Revenue Edging Upward

Greek tourism-related revenue grew in the first quarter of the year to 554 million euros, marking a 13.2 percent increase compared to 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.

Thomas Cook: Mykonos Among Six Top LGBTQ Getaways in Europe

The Cycladic island of Mykonos is one of the six destinations in Europe, singled out by Thomas Cook as a leading LGBTQ holiday getaway.

CLIA: Greece 3rd Most Popular Cruise Destination in Europe

Greece is the third most popular cruise destination in Europe with 4.09 million passenger visits in 2017, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

Rhodes Records Rising Tourist Figures in June

Rhodes welcomed 34,238 more visitors in June, compared to the same month in 2017, posting a 9.27 percent rise, according to airport operator Fraport Greece.

Sabre: European Travelers to Spend More on Holidays in 2018

A significant percentage of European travelers plan to spend more on holidays in 2018 compared to 2017, according to a survey released by Sabre Corporation.

Tourism Investments in Greece Expected to Increase in 2018

Greece is expected to see investment activity increase in the tourism sector this year, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Domestic Tourism Down as Greeks Strapped for Cash

Only one in two Greeks will be able to go on holiday this year due to financial difficulties, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

IATA: Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May 2018

Global passenger traffic results for May 2018, showed that demand rose by 6.1 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Austrian Seniors Choose Greece for Holidays

All the more Austrian seniors are choosing Greek destinations for their holidays with two retiree groups having already booked for the 2019-2020 period.

Greece Favorite Holiday Spot for the French

French travelers have got a soft spot for travel, with Greece topping their bucket list, pushing Spain and Italy to the side, according to a survey by tourism consultants Protourisme.

INSETE: Greece Received 8.3 Million Road Travelers in 2017

Travelers visiting Greece via road reached 8.3 million in 2017, according to a report released by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s intelligence body INSETE.

Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

Athens Popular Airbnb Option, Rental Registry Set to Launch

Athens is among the most popular destinations for travelers seeking accommodation via online sharing platforms, according to data recently released by Inside Airbnb.

Survey: Majority of Travelers to Greece Pay by Credit Card

The majority of foreign travelers to Greece pay by credit card for their transactions, according to Mastercard's Global Consumer Tracker study.

New Technologies, Human Touch Take MICE Travel to Next Level

Event apps and virtual assistants will be as much a major part of the MICE travel experience as will human interaction, say WorldHotels executives.

Greek Consumer Confidence Weaker in June, Says IOBE

The economic climate in Greece showed signs of decline in June, down to 102.5 points from 104.2 in May, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).