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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.

Greece Drops to #3 Among Popular Destinations for Brits, Says Thomas Cook

Greece dropped to third place among the top five destinations of Thomas Cook for summer 2019, says the UK tour operator’s 2019 Holiday Report.

ATM 2019’s Global Stage Shines Spotlight on Key Travel and Tourism Trends

Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market, hotel industry and halal tourism among key topics to be discussed on ATM Global Stage at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019 in Dubai.

Greek Museum E-ticket Boosting Revenue

An e-ticket system implemented at 11 Greek sites and museums boosted revenues by 10.01 percent in the second half of 2018, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data.

Greek Ports See Thousands of Travelers for Easter 2019 Holiday

The Easter 2019 exodus is underway and passenger traffic is increasing at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Cyclades, Epirus Top Hotel Satisfaction Index in March

Greece is in the lead in terms of hotel services for the month of March, followed by Cyprus and Croatia, according to INSETE's monthly bulletin.

Soaring Travel Receipts for Greece, Up by 41% in Jan-Feb

Greece's travel receipts rose by 41.1 percent or 129 million euros in the first two months of the year driven by a 32 percent leap in average spending per trip, the country's central bank said.

Western Crete Study Sees Rise in Traveler Satisfaction, Numbers

Travelers to Western Crete appear to be satisfied with restaurant services, accommodation, local hospitality and transport, according to a recent study.

Popular Greek Destinations Claim Bulk of Orthodox Easter Pre-bookings

Orthodox Easter tourist traffic in Greece is concentrated in popular destinations with lesser-known locations struggling to see figures rise.

Transport, Exports Offset Greece’s Current Account Deficit in February

Greece’s current account deficit in February came to 990 million euros, down by 407 million euros year-on-year, according to the country's central bank.

Saudi Tourism Sector Worth Over $70 billion in 2019

Saudi Arabia's travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to the WTTC.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

IOBE: Risk of Economic Slowdown in Greece for 2019

If Greece fails to free up productive forces through structural reforms, there will be a quick return to recession, according to the IOBE think tank.

‘EU-China Tourism Year’ Initiative Brings Chinese Travelers to Europe

All the more Chinese travelers are putting European destinations at the top of their travel agendas for 2019, following the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 initiative.