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Report: Europeans Buying Up More Real Estate in Greece

All the more Europeans appear to be investing in real estate in Greece, according to a report released by property brokers Tranio.

Athens Near to Last in IMD Smart City Index

Athens still has a long way to go before it moves up the newly launched IMD Smart City Index, ranking this year 95th among 102 cities in the world.

Tax Policies Taking Toll on Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece is once again lagging behind in competitiveness hindered by its inflexible tax policies, according to the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019.

Thomas Cook Default Impacts 38 Countries, 8.6m Flight Seats

Thirty-eight countries and 8.6 million seats will be affected by the bankruptcy of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, says a recent analysis.

Greek Business Body Calling for More Investments

More investment activity is required for Greece to move full speed ahead towards economic recovery, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) says.

Greece Among Top 3 on ‘At Risk Tourism Index’

Greece is among the world’s top three destinations at risk due to climate change, overtourism, or human activity, according to the newly established “At Risk Tourism Index”.

Greek Hotels: Losses from Thomas Cook Collapse Add Up to €315 Million

Total losses in Greece's accommodation sector from the collapse of Thomas Cook are estimated at 315 million euros, says the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.

Greece on its Way to Improve Accuracy of Tourism Statistics

The Tourism Ministry is cooperating with ELSTAT to create a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) to ensure accurate statistical data for Greek tourism.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Troubled about Slow Jan-Aug Performance

Hoteliers in Thessaloniki are concerned about a decline in overnight stays recorded in the first eight months of the year.

Minister Theoharis to Promote Greece in Paris

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will promote Greece at France’s international travel and tourism trade fair IFTM Top Resa 2019 in Paris.

Moody’s Says Thomas Cook Collapse May Take Toll on Greek Banks

Greece's banks may be next to suffer the blow of the Thomas Cook downfall, according to a report by ratings agency Moody’s.

Greece Targets 50-plus Dutch Travelers

Aiming to attract 50-plus Dutch travelers to Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization took part in The Netherlands' “50PlusBeurs 2019” tourism expo.

Athens Caps Off Strong 2019 Summer Season, Says STR

Hotels in Athens reached their best level in terms of occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for the month of August since 2004, STR said in its monthly report.

Greece Sees Average Travel Spend Per Trip Rise in Jan-July 2019

Travel receipts in Greece increased by 13.6 percent during the January-July 2019 period, due to an increase in the average expenditure per trip.

Survey: Travelers Want Value, Personalization, Digital Products, Ease

All the more travelers across the globe are focusing on value, personalization and technologies that make travel easier, according to Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019.

Samos Island a Magnet for Dutch Travelers

Dutch travelers are opting for Samos this year, as tourism flows to the eastern Aegean island have significantly increased during the past five months.

Greek Hotel Room Rates to Rise by 2-4% Next Year – Report

Room rates at Greek hotels are projected at rising by 2-4 percent next year, according to BCD Travel’s 2020 Industry Forecast.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports On the Up: Over 45 Million in Jan-Aug

Over 45 million passengers passed through Greek airports during the January-August 2019 period, up 4.9 percent year-on-year.

SEV Sees Greece Economic Slowdown in H1 2019

The Greek economy appears to be slowing down, says the H1 2019 “Economics and Business” bulletin of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).