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INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greece’s Q3 Turnover Index in Accommodation & Food Service Rising

Greece’s year-on-year turnover index in accommodation and food service in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 6.1% against the same period in 2018.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Greek Tourism Minister Sees Positive Signs for 2020

Looking ahead to the new year, Greece's tourism minister, Harry Theoharis, said he expects to see positive signs for the country's tourism sector.

ITB-IPK: Greece Among ‘Outperforming Destinations’ So Far in 2019

Greece is among the top five “outperforming destinations” in the first eight months of 2019, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International.

Climate Change Should Be No. 1 Priority, Say EU Citizens

Combating climate change should be the European Parliament’s top priority, a new Eurobarometer survey reveals, highlighting youth-led climate protests as great influencers.

Nelios Sees Increase of Online Hotel Bookings in Greece

Online hotel bookings in Greece increased by 12.6 percent during the first nine months of 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to a report by Nelios.

Greece Returns to List of ‘Marketable Risk’ Countries on Jan. 1

Greece will return on January 1, 2020, to the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance.

Greece Still Needs to Implement Reforms to Stimulate Productivity

Despite measures to drive Greece's economic growth, the government must find ways to increase productivity and advance employee training.

EU Still Needs to Work on Gender Parity in Trade

International trade in the European Union still has a long way to go in order to fully integrate women in the work force, a study reveals.

Greece Needs New Technologies, Training to Address Automation

Greece needs to invest in new technologies and training to balance the possibility of automation driving out a large part of the workforce due to lack of skills, according to a recent report.

EBRD: Exports, Recovering Private Consumption to Drive Greece Growth

Exports and improved private consumption are likely to strengthen short-term growth in Greece, says EBRD.

Greece Scores Low in Digital Maturity Index by SEV

In a report on Digital Maturity, Greece ranked 28th, behind Bulgaria and Romania, in terms of digital technology integration rates.

Influencers Should Portray Real Tourism Experiences, Say Experts

Experts are calling on brands and influencers to make sure they are offering genuine and realistic portrayals of tourism destinations and experiences.

Greece’s Tourists Spend Over €16 Billion in Jan-Sept 2019

Tourists in Greece spent over 16 billion euros during the first nine months of the year, according to the Bank of Greece.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

ETC: Travel Demand for Europe Stable but Slower

Interest in traveling to European destinations is still strong despite Brexit and a slower EU economy, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greece Among Top 10 Best Countries in Europe to Retire

Greece is among the top 10 best countries in Europe to retire, according to a study released by Blacktower Financial Management Group.

Greek Airport Passenger Traffic Up in First 10 Months

The number of passengers passing through Greek airports rose 5.1 percent annually in the first 10 months of 2019, says the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Athens Moves Up As Good Property Purchase Choice

Property in the Greek capital is evolving into an attractive investment option with buyers seeing prospects for higher value and rents next year, a PwC report reveals.