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Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

Greece Expects Rise in 2019 Tourism Revenue

The Greek Tourism Ministry expects Greece to see an increase in revenue from tourism and travel this year, compared to 2018.

IATA Sees July Air Travel Demand Dampening

Brexit confusion, trade conflicts and tariffs appear to be taking a toll on demand for air travel, which slowed down in July, according to data released by IATA.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Explores Ways to Grow in Greece’s Waters

The development of cruise tourism in Greece was explored by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

TUI’s #engageEUrope2019 Finds Young Greeks Backing United EU

TUI Foundation's #engageEUrope2019 initiative finds that the younger generation in Greece is optimistic about European unification.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

ELSTAT: Turnover in Greek Accommodation and F&B Grows in Q2

Second quarter 2019 turnover for Greece’s accommodation and food services sector grew by 12.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

INSETE: Stable Financial Ecosystem Key to Greece’s Economic Growth

Sustainable development and reducing taxation should be the key components of a new post-bailout economic policy for Greece, says a report by INSETE.

UNWTO: International Tourism Up 4% in First Half of 2019

Destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

WEF Ranks Greece 25th for Travel & Tourism Competitiveness

Greece is ranked 25th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness index.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

Aqua Vista Hotels: 2019 is a Demanding Year for Santorini’s Tourism

With occupancy on Santorini down by 8-12 percent, Greek hoteliers should think about redefining their sales strategy this year, says Aqua Vista Hotels.

Athens Airport Sees Record Number of Passengers in August

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a monthly record in August, at 3.04 million, up by 5.2 percent compared to 2.88 million during the same month in 2018.
Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas
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Santorini, Corfu Among CNT’s Top 25 Destinations to Visit in September

The Greek islands of Santorini and Corfu are included on the list of the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, which was recently published by Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Athens Retailers Call for Shopping Destination Promo Plan

Athens retailers say Greece must create and implement of a far-reaching shopping destination branding strategy if it wants to see revenues rise.

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.

Greek Passport Opens Doors, Among World’s Strongest

Greece's passport is among the world’s top four strongest allowing access to 166 countries, according to Arton Capital's Passport Index.
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Greek Startup Scene Gaining Ground, Travel Tech in Top 3

Greece's startup scene has been growing stronger during the few last years, with 7.93 percent of Greek startup companies active in travel and tourism.