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Greek Museums See Visitor Rise in January

Museums in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts in January, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Poll Finds EU Voters Confused, Fearful of Union Collapse

As the European parliamentary elections draw near, EU voters appear to be concerned about the viability of the Union, with the majority fearing its collapse.

ETC: Greece Records ‘Solid Growth’ in 2018 with More Arrivals

Greece is among the countries recording “solid growth” as a destination contributing to Europe’s positive performance of 6% growth in 2018, according to the ETC.

Thessaloniki Moves Up as Conference Tourism Host City

Thessaloniki is moving up as an international MICE destination, as in 2018 it marked its best performance in over a decade, according to the latest ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association report.

Greece’s Blue Flag Success Highlights Importance of Sustainable Tourism

The Blue Flag program fosters environmental awareness and promotes Greek tourism, according to Greece's new Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Athens Gains Ground as MICE Destination

Athens is gaining ground as a global MICE destination, according to the ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association 2018 list.

Deloitte Says Technology to Transform Property Market Practices

Evolving technology, faster processing, wider data collection and new business models are set to stimulate the property market, according to Deloitte.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Airbnb ‘Phenomenon’ Accounts for 5.3% of Rental Market, Say Experts

Airbnb-style rentals account for 5.3 percent of Attica’s home rental market, or 12,000 of the 150,000 properties up for rent, according to recent findings.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

Alitalia: World’s Most Punctual Airline for Jan-April 2019

Alitalia ranked first in the world for its on-time performance in the first four months of 2019, according to data released by FlightStats.

Greek Tourism Boosting Property Market Growth, Says BoG

A friendlier investment environment supported by fast-track procedures and increasing tourism are set to revive Greece’s real estate market.

ICAP: Changes Expected in Greek Short-term Rental Market

Income from short-term rentals in Greece is expected to show small annual changes over the 2019-2021 three-year period, according to an ICAP study.

Drop in Overnights Expected in Greece this Year, Says Hoteliers Federation

Overnight stays in Greek hotels this season are expected to drop by 5 percent, according to the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation's president, Grigoris Tasios.

Virtuoso: Greece Among World’s Top 10 Travel Destinations for Summer 2019

Greece is included on luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list, as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer 2019 based on future bookings.

Report: Greece’s Construction Industry Set to Grow by 2022

Greece's construction sector is expected to recover over the 2018-2022 period, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.7 percent from -2.4 percent in 2013-2017.

More than Half of World’s Travelers Rely on Instagram for Inspiration

More than half of the world’s travelers turn to Instagram for inspiration, with Santorini, the Acropolis and Elafonissi among the top 10 most sought-after destinations.