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Travelport Releases GDS Booking Data Ahead of Hajj Pilgrimage

The number of flights booked by European travelers through GDS to airports around the holy city of Mecca this year increased by 1,966 or 6 percent, according to Travelport.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Greek Authorities Address Air Traffic Control Delays

The Transport Ministry is looking to address the issue of flight delays at Athens International Airport (AIA) and at other facilities across Greece.

Greek Shipping Needs Stronger Regulation to Remain on Top – Report

In order to retain its leading global position, Greece's shipping sector is calling for stronger regulation.

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.