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Arrivals at Greek Hotels, Campsites up 1.3% in 2019

A 1.3 percent rise was recorded in arrivals at hotels and tourist campsites in Greece in 2019, according to final data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Study: Greece Could Do Better to Make Taxation Competitive

Greece still has a long way to go in terms of tax competitiveness, ranking 29th among 36 countries, according to the OECD.

Study: Americans, Canadians Eager to Travel Again

Americans and Canadians are eager to travel again, with the majority already planning to take a holiday in 2021, according to a recent study.

Covid-19 Kept 40% of Greece’s Hotels Closed in 2020

Only 60 percent of all hotels in Greece managed to operate during this year's tourism season after the country's Covid-19 lockdown, according to a new report by ITEP.

Covid-19 Transmission Risk on Airplanes is 1 in 27 Million, Says Research

Flight-related transmission of the Covid-19 virus is 1 in 27 Million, according to research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

INSETE Study: Growing Source Markets for Greek Tourism in 2017-2019

Spain, Canada and Austria were the three source markets to Greece that recorded the highest increases in the 2017-2019 period, according an INSETE study.

Report: Nearly 70% of Travelers Plan to Fly Internationally in Next 6 Months

A new OAG report on travel confidence has found that overall, fear levels over catching Covid-19 while flying are tepid and most consumers are open to air travel.

Covid-19 Impact: Airlines Not Expected to Turn Cash Positive Until 2022

IATA is calling on governments to support the airline industry during the coming winter season, as the impact of Covid-19 has proven to be "deeper and longer".

Study: Greek Tourism Sees Severe Losses in the ‘New Normal’

Greek tourism revenue and employment have been hit hard by Covid-19, according to “The New Normal – Short- & Long-term Effects” study by Ira Media.

Germany, UK, France Top Tourism Markets for Greece in Summer 2020

Visitors from Germany, the UK, France, Poland and Italy made up the bulk of incoming travelers in the 2020 summer season.

IMF: Greek Economy to Shrink by 9.5%

The Greek economy is expected to shrink by 9.5 percent in 2020 due to the Covid-19 shock, which has interrupted the country’s economic recovery, the IMF said.

Forbes Poll: Luxury Hoteliers Say ‘Worst of Covid-19 Crisis Over’

More than half of luxury hoteliers polled by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) are expressing optimism that the Covid-19 crisis is subsiding.

Covid-19: Tourism Minister Expects Greece to Recover 20% of Last Year’s Revenue

Tourism-related revenues are expected to reach 20% of last year's earnings by the end of 2020, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Sees Most 2019 Int’l Air Arrivals in April-October, Study Shows

The majority of international arrivals to Greece in 2018 and 2019 was recorded in the April-October period for both years, a study by INSETE reveals.

Greek Tourism Study: Highest-spending Travelers Visited South Aegean Region in 2019

The South Aegean Region won over Greece's highest spending travelers in 2019 marking a 12.7% increase against the previous year, says INSETE.

National Bank of Greece Sees Upturn in July-Aug Economic Activity

Greece's economic activity in July-August recorded an upturn with a positive impact of tourism, according to the country's national bank.

Europe’s Airlines Looking to Win Back Travelers with Lower Fares

In an attempt to win back reluctant travelers due to Covid-19, Europe’s airline companies are bringing down their rates for September through to December.

Role of Tourism for Greece in 2019 Revealed by INSETE

Two studies released by INSETE reveal the significant role the tourism sector had on growth and employment in Greece in 2019, before the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Sees 86% Drop in Tourism Revenue in Jan-July Period

Greece saw revenues from inbound tourism nosedive during the first seven months of the year, according to data provided by the Bank of Greece.

OECD: Better Outlook but Covid-19 Risks and Uncertainty Still High

The OECD has revised its outlook for 2020, predicting a smaller recession of the global economy and slightly greater potential for growth.