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AIA Reports Positive Q1 Figures

Despite difficulties the air transport industry is facing due to the crisis, Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos last month reported improved passenger traffic and air flight figures.

Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.

Athens Hotels Show Low Occupancy In Q1

Athens hotel revenue decreased by seven percent during the first quarter of 2010 with the average revenue per available room shaped at 49.46 euros, according to official statistics of the Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association in regards to hotel occupancy for the first quarter of...

Hotel Chamber: Tourist Arrivals Drop In Greece

Tourist arrivals have dropped 10 percent throughout Greece, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Yiorgos Tsakiris said at a press conference in mid-May while presenting data gathered from the country’s hotelier associations.

Greece’s Reputation Hits Bookings

Each country’s views on the crisis in Greece directly affects the tourist flow to the country, according to recent figures of research company GfK’s Tourism Panel.

Greek Hotels Expensive For U.K. Visitors

Greek hotels produced a two percent increase in the average price per room in 2009, according to the Hotel Price Index (HPI) survey released recently by U.K. website Hotels.com.

Drop in Easter Holiday Overnights Creates Skepticism

The total outcome in regards to hotel bookings during this year’s Easter holiday did not satisfy Greek hoteliers but hasty conclusions should not be made in regards to the season’s final result, President of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers Andreas Andreadis advised last month.

German Arrivals Fall in Greece

German bookings to Greece are in a standstill, tourism professionals in Germany told the foreign press last month.

Greece Fourth Place On E.U. Preference List

Greece is the fourth most popular tourism destination in the European Union for 2010, according to the Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism that was released last month. Most popular destination is Spain, followed by Italy and France.

Athens Hotel Revenue Expected To Take A Plunge

As a destination Athens is deteriorating and losing any grounds it had intended to gain and this ultimately cannot be considered a result of the global economic crisis, according to Athens-Attica Hoteliers Association President Yiannis Retsos.

SETE Promotes Gastronomy Tourism

With a 400,000-euro marketing investment, Greek gastronomy over the next five years could become one of the main reasons to choose Greece as a holiday destination, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) pointed out last month during the presentation of the stu...

Subsidized Holidays Program Recipients Reduced

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers recently questioned a government decision that sees a 26 percent reduction of beneficiaries for the Workers’ Welfare Foundation’s social tourism program (subsidized holidays).

ITEP: Arrivals To Make Weak Recovery In 2010

Foreign arrivals to Greece are expected to rise slightly by some two to three percent this year, while repercussions from the 2008 economic crisis will result to tourism revenue continuing its negative trend, according to a recent announcement by the Research Institute for...

ITB Berlin 2010 Ready To Open

ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, on 10-14 March will await the whole variety of the international travel sector on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin: destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers and hotels.

Greece Sees Drop Of Non-Resident Arrivals

A rrivals of foreigners to Greece have recorded a 6.7 percent decline for the first nine months of 2009, according to figures recently released by the National Statistical Service of Greece and compiled by the boarder survey of the Bank of Greece.

Bank Of Greece Survey Shows Drop In Foreign Arrivals

The first half of 2009 saw foreign arrivals decline by 10.3 percent compared with those of the first half of 2008, according to a survey on nonresident arrivals from abroad for the first half of 2009. The survey was carried out by the Bank of Greece at the country's border...

Athens Hotel Industry In Free Fall

Athens hotel bookings have been in "free fall" as of December 2008, which translates to a 12 percent decrease up until September 2009 and an eight percent drop in the average price per room, stressed the President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos at the...

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

Attica Hotel Revenue Down in Jan-Sep 2009

Hotels in Attica saw their average hotel occupancy rates drop by 13.62 percent, 9.26 percent and 9.25 percent in five-, four- and three-star hotels respectively during the first nine months of 2009, according to recently announced figures of the monthly study of GBR Consulting.