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Greece Sees Big Increase In Tourism Revenue, Arrivals

Total travel receipts in Greece posted a 17.3 percent increase in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2013.

Survey: Athens Gains Popularity As City Break Destination

Athens' popularity is on the up this season as tourists from traditional and emerging markets are increasing and staying longer, according to the fourth part of a survey carried out at Athens International Airport by the Region of Attica in May.

International Air Arrivals To Greece Up In First Five Months Of 2014

Visitor arrivals to Greece increased by 16.9 percent during the January-May 2014 period reaching 3.6 million, according to data released recently by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Tourists Leave Some 100 Million Euros In Tips In Greece

Foreign visitors leave some 100 million euros in tips every year to employees working in Greek hotels, restaurants and other services in the tourism sector, according to a new survey carried out by travel website Tripadvisor.

Study: Greece Needs 25 Years To Create Needed Jobs

"With the current pace and mix of company creation, it will take Greece 25 years to create the jobs needed," a recent study by Endeavor Greece said.

Opinions Differ On Greece’s Domestic Tourism Progress This Year

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently said that the country’s domestic tourism market seems to be recovering for the first time in five years.

Greece Expected To Break Record On Foreign Arrivals, Tourism Revenue

This year's tourism season in Greece is expected to mark a new record in terms of foreign tourist arrivals and revenue.

Seven Out Of Ten Greeks Will Not Take A Vacation This Summer

Seventy-five percent of Greeks will skip their summer vacation this year and stay home, according to the annual nationwide survey conducted by the General Consumer Federation of Greece (INKA).

Travel Receipts In Greece Up By 27.8% In January-April 2014

Greece’s travel balance showed a surplus of 252 million euros during the first quarter of 2014, compared with a surplus of 194 million euros in the corresponding period of 2013, according to temporary data by the Bank of Greece.

Study: 72% Of The Greeks To Vacation In The Homeland In 2014

A study on the travel tendencies in Europe showed that an estimated 72 percent of the Greeks plan to vacation in a destination of their own country this year.

Greece Needs To Become More Attractive To Scandinavians

Although Greece is among the favorite holiday destinations of Scandinavian travelers, the country must step up efforts to improve its attractiveness and discard any negative impressions from its image, a new survey has revealed.

Cruise Industry’s Economic Contribution Sets All-Time High In Europe

The cruise industry continues to play its part in helping Europe’s economy emerge from the economic downturn by delivering another strong year of growth in 2013.

Greece Remains Third Most Popular Cruise Destination In Europe

Greece has maintained its ranking as the third most popular destination in Europe, with 4.6 million passenger visits in 2013, according to figures released on 16 June by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe.

Athens, Greece: Most Affordable City In Europe

"Athens is and remains the most inexpensive capital city in Europe based on benchmarking data," the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said in response to recent reports concerning rising hotel prices in the Greek capital.

January-May 2014: International Tourist Arrivals To Greece Surge 20.4%

The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Greece rose 20.4 percent in the first five months of 2014 in comparison to the same period last year, data from the country’s main airports recently revealed.

Greece Is Lonely Planet’s Best Destination In Europe For 2014

Greece will be the top travel destination in Europe this summer, according to the editors of travel guide Lonely Planet.

Summer 2014: Greece Tops Mediterranean Destinations

Six Greek destinations are among the most favorite Mediterranean spots this summer, according to hotel comparison website Trivago.

Austrians Opt For Greece Even At The “Last Minute”

Greece tops the list of the 10 most popular tourism destinations for the Austrians this year, the Austrian Tourism Press Association recently said in a recent announcement.

2014 Holy Spirit Monday Holiday: The Greeks Opt For Greece

With the Holy Spirit Monday approaching on 9 June, the Greeks are getting ready for a long weekend holiday getaway.

STR Global: Athens Among Key Market Performers For April 2014

Hotels in Athens, Greece, last month reported the largest increase in occupancy on a European level, according to data released by STR Global on the European hotel industry for April 2014.