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Smaller Players Take Lead in Greek Coastal Shipping Market, Says XRTC

Smaller Greek shipping companies currently control 62 percent of all coastal transport needs, according to an XRTC Business Consultants report.

WTTC: Wildlife Tourism Contributed $120.1 Billion to Global GDP in 2018

Wildlife tourism in 2018 directly contributed $120.1 billion to global GDP, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greece’s Travel Receipts Rise in January-June

For the first half of the year, revenue in Greece from travel receipts grew by 15.3 percent against the same period in 2018, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Hotels Seeing Drop in Overnight Stays for 2019 Season

Greek hotels this season are seeing overnight stays down by 15 percent on the mainland and 10 percent on the islands, according to the president of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Grigoris Tasios.

ETC: Greece Sees High Growth in Visits from US, France, UK in Early 2019

Greece enjoyed the highest rate of demand growth from the US, France and the UK during the first months of 2019, according to the ETC's latest report.

Greece Still Lags Behind EU Average in Online Payments

Despite the changing banking and purchasing landscape, Greeks are still not opting to make online transactions for their banking needs, a European Central Bank study reveals.

Travel Receipts ‘Save’ Greece’s June Current Account Surplus

Stronger net travel receipts in Greece in june drove a 338 million euro improvement in the services surplus, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Study: Western Crete Winning Over Families, Repeat Travelers

Western Crete appears to be an attractive holiday choice for families and repeat travelers while all-inclusive options are losing ground, according to findings released by the University of Crete.

German Bookings Slightly Drop for Greece Holidays in July

The demand for holidays in Greece by the Germans weakened slightly in July following strong growth in June, according to data by Amadeus.

Greek Air Passenger Traffic Up 4.7% in January-July

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports posted an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year during the January-July 2019 period, according to the HCAA.

Greece’s Museums, Archaeological Sites See More Visitors in April

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts in April 2019, according to ELSTAT.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

XRTC: Greek Coastal Shipping Fleet Getting Old

Greece’s coastal shipping fleet is getting older with the average age of its vessels at 26 years, requiring investments for renewal, according to an XRTC report.

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 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.

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.