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Greece To Welcome 19m International Arrivals, Tourism Body Sets New Goal For 2014

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has for the third time since December revised its 2014 arrival forecast.

Greece’s International Visitor Surge Continues

Greece has seen an impressive 21 percent leap in international visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

EU Report 2014: Greece Has Excellent Bathing Sites

Greece is among the top five European countries that have excellent bathing sites this year, according to the annual report on bathing water quality in Europe that was released by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Greece Among Countries Rated Good Value By UK Travelers

Greece is on the list of destinations rated good value by UK holidaymakers who had visited there before, according to a new report by Post Office Travel Money on the spending habits of British tourists.

Report: Shipping Can Further Contribute To Greece’s Economy

Greek shipping can further contribute to the country's economy provided a stable and competitive institutional framework is maintained, according to the recently released annual report of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

UNWTO Launches Global Report On Shopping Tourism

Shopping tourism has emerged as a growing component of the travel experience, either as a prime motivation or as one of the major activities undertaken by tourists at their destinations, according to the Global Report on Shopping Tourism recently released by the World Tourism...

Report: 10 Reasons To Buy A Holiday Home In Greece

Greece is one of Europe’s last "undiscovered" paradises for holiday homeowners, according to a report released by Algean Property, a full-service property company focusing on the Hellenic market and other select opportunities in the EMEA region.

Athens Among Most Popular #selfie Capitals Of The World

The capital city of Greece, Athens, is among the top 10 selfie capitals of the world, according to a list drawn up by travel site Suggestme.com.

Demand For Flight Slots In Greek Airports Record Remarkable Increase This Year

Air carriers are showing an increasing interest in the Greek market this year, according to data on the demand for flight slots in Greek airports.

International Tourism Generates $1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings In 2013

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached $1.4 trillion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Greece Drops Four Places In World Conference Destination Rankings

Greece dropped four places in the world rankings of conference and meeting destinations for 2013 having hosted 14 conferences less than the year before, according to data from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

Greece: Fourth Most Affordable European Destination

Greece is the fourth most affordable destination in Europe in terms of hotel prices for the month of May, a survey said recently.

Data Points To Record Year For Greek Tourism

Recent airport arrival figures for the first four months of 2014, have confirmed the expectations of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) that sees the country attracting a record 18.5 million visitors and generating 13 billion euros in revenues this year.

Greece Expects More German Tourists In 2014

"German tourists are Greece's most loyal and traditional guests," the general secretary of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Panos Livadas, recently informed the state secretary of the Hamburg Ministry of Economy, Transport and Innovation, Dr Bernd Egert.

Infobank Hellastat: Greece To Welcome Over 18.5 Million Tourists In 2014

Greece is expected to welcome over 18.5 million foreign tourists this year with an estimated revenue of 13 billion euros, according to a study of Infobank Hellastat.

Greece: German Visitor Numbers Up But Spending Is Down

German arrivals to Greece were up by 7.5 percent in 2013 compared to the year before, according to data presented at a tourism event in Athens on 9 May.

Arrivals At Athens Airport Soar In April 2014

Athens International Airport (AIA) saw the number of tourist arrivals soar by 28 percent last month, compared with the same month of 2013. Foreign tourist arrivals for destination Athens alone were up by 44 percent.

TripAdvisor Names Travelers’ Choice Favorites For 2014

Travel site TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favorites, the brands travelers around the world have said they prefer to use on their trips.

Greeks To Spend More On Travel In 2014

Greeks are planning to spend more money on trips this year, a new study has found.

Study: “Storytelling” Helps Brands Reach Global Travelers

Luxury brands that seek to target global travelers must create content that travels across borders, a new study by media agency UM has revealed.