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WWF: Mediterranean Countries Must Take Action Against Fires

Mediterranean region countries sadly account for more than 80 percent of Europe’s total burnt land, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Industry Forecast: 2020 World Travel & Hotel Rates to Slow Down

Air travel and hotel rates across the globe are expected to slow down in 2020 impacted by ongoing trade wars, Brexit, oil supply and predictions of recession, according to the annual business travel forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel...

Passenger Traffic at Athens Airport Up in July

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) recorded a healthy increase in July by 4.5 percent and reached 2.98 million from 2.85 million during the same month last year.

Eurobarometer: Greeks Not Very Positive About EU’s Future

Greeks are the least optimistic among member state residents about the future of the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

Greeks Traveling and Spending More, Says ELSTAT Survey

Residents of Greece in 2018 traveled more and spent more during their trips, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Athens Sees 40 New Accommodation Units Open in First Half of 2019

Athens welcomed at least 40 new accommodation units in the first half of 2019, according to a recent GBR Consulting report.

Greece’s Top Tourism Spenders in 2018 – Study

Greece's top tourism markets for 2018, in terms of spending, were Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy and Russia, according to INSETE.

TUI Expects to Bring 3 Million Tourists to Greece in 2019

With Greece ranking among its two most important destinations for travel in 2019, TUI expects to bring more than 3 million customers to the country this year from all across Europe.

INSETE: Greece’s Hotel Performance on a Decline

Greece's hotels are not following the upward trend of the country's tourist arrivals and revenue, according to INSETE.

Over 50% of Greeks Can’t Afford a One-week Annual Holiday, Says Eurostat

Over 50 percent of Greeks aged 16 or over could not afford a one-week annual holiday away from home in 2018, according to Eurostat.

Greek Hotels and Campsites See More Arrivals and Overnight Stays in 2018

Arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and tourist campsites in Greece were on the up in 2018, according to final data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

UK Travelers Lead Greece’s June Hotel Bookings

The United Kingdom was the first market in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of June, according to data from trivago.

Economic Sentiment Rises in Greece in July

The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) for the month of July in Greece recorded a significant improvement, according to European Commission data.

Greek Inspectors Crack Down on Tax-evasion in Tourism Destinations

Greek tax inspectors in June carried out 7,735 checks to businesses on tourism destinations, with the average rate of violations reaching 32 percent.

Investors Point to Tourism for Greece’s Future Growth, Says EY Survey

Two out of three investors believe that the driving force behind growth in Greece in the coming years will be tourism, according to a new EY survey.

Thessaloniki’s Hotels See Drop in Overnight Stays

Overnight stays in hotels in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, dropped by 16,486 in the first half of 2019, according to the city's hotels association.

Greece Could Gain Millions from Health and Senior Tourism Markets – Study

Greece could gain millions of euros per year if it taps into the markets of health tourism and senior tourism, according to a new study released by diaNEOsis.

Greece Sees Rise in Revenue from Travel Receipts in January-May

Revenue in Greece from travel receipts was up by 14.4 percent during the first five months of the year, according to the Bank of Greece.

Road Arrivals Account for 29% of All Travel to Greece in 2018

Road arrivals accounted for 29 percent of all travel traffic to Greece in 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's intelligence unit INSETE.

Zakynthos Among Thomas Cook’s Top 5 Busiest Destinations for Summer 2019

The Greek island of Zakynthos stands among Thomas Cook's top five busiest destinations for summer 2019, according to the company.