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Greece Saw More Tourists, More Money In 2013

Greece’s tourism revenue increased by 16.4 percent in 2013, reaching 12.1 billion euros from 10.4 billion euros in 2012, according to data recently released by the Bank of Greece.

Greeks Plan To Travel Abroad For May Day Holiday

Greeks are making plans to take a long weekend "escape" mainly to cities abroad for the upcoming May Day holiday, a recent survey said.

Greece: Tourist Arrivals Up 15.5% In 2013

Arrivals of foreigners to Greece last year recorded a 15.5 percent increase, according to recently released figures compiled by the border survey of the Bank of Greece.

Bank Of Greece: Tourist Spending Up In Jan-Feb 2014

Greek tourism has hit the ground running this year following 2013’s major increase, as revenues have grown by 17.3 percent in the first two months from the same period last year to reach 294.1 million euros.

Russian Tourists Still Coming To Greece But At Slower Pace

Greece will see a "small increase" in Russian tourist arrivals this year, according to Le Grand Group of Companies, a leading Greek DMC of incoming tourism from the Russian market to Greece.

Athens Hotel Market On Its Way To Recovery

The Athenian hotel market is bullish for 2014 following a significant performance improvement last year, according to a report by STR Global and GBR Consulting.

EY Report: Hotel Sector Is Focused On Growth In 2014

A strong performance is predicted for the global lodging industry in 2014 with investors seeking out new opportunities in the worldwide hospitality sector, according to a recent Ernst & Young (EY) report. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

Report: Tourism Is An Opportunity To Go After In Greece

Tourism and travel are included among the opportunities "to go after" for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, according to a report on "Entrepreneurship and Investment Opportunities in Greece Today" issued by Endeavor Greece.

Greek Airports Report Increased Arrivals From Abroad

International arrivals at Greek airports increased by 16.9 percent during the first two months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

IPK International: Greece Revived In 2013

Greece, although still unsettled, revived in 2013 and now sparkles in the glow of a double-digit tourism increase, according to the Global Travel Trends Report 2013/14, released by IPK International during Berlin's recent ITB tourism fair.

Greece Was Third Most Popular Destination For Russian Travelers In 2013

Last year Greece was ranked third most popular destination for Russian tourists, up from the seventh place in 2012, according to data released by the Russian Statistics Service (Rosstat).

Greece: Direct Contribution Of Tourism To GDP Expected To Grow By 3% This Year

The direct contribution of travel and tourism to Greece's GDP is forecast to rise by 3.1 percent in 2014 and increase by 3.4 percent per annum, from 2014-2024, to 16.2 billion euros (7.4 percent of total GDP) in 2024, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Europe’s Regional Carriers Return To Growth

Europe’s regional aviation sector is slowly returning to growth as the last quarter of 2013 marked positive changes for the sector in terms of passenger numbers, aircraft movements and numbers of routes.

Athens & Thessaloniki See Tourist Arrivals Increase In Jan-Feb 2014

International tourist arrivals to Greece have increased by nearly 28.8 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period of 2013, according to data from the country’s major airports.

Greece Is Regaining Share In German Market

Greece was the second destination that increased its share in the German tourism market last year, according to data from the RA Reiseanalyse 2014 study by FUR.

Greek Business Confidence Ticks Up In Overall Global Negative Business Climate

Greece was among the countries where business sentiment increased while the overall global business climate remained negative and stagnated during November and December 2013, according to the December Business Monitor survey by EUWIFO.

Report: Greece To See Massive Increase In German Visitor Numbers This Year

Greek destinations are expected to see bookings by German travelers up by 52 percent this summer, compared with the same period in 2013, according to a recent report by GfK market research group.

Greece Expects Growth In Tourist Arrivals From Scandinavian Market This Year

Arrivals to Greece from all Scandinavian countries are expected to grow this year by an average 10-11 percent, the Greek Tourism Ministry concluded after the first dedicated travel and taste fair for Greece, Grekland Panorama, wrapped up in Stockholm.

Athens Among Cities With High Quality Hotel Service

Athens moved up a full 14 spots in the ranking of hotel service quality, according a recent survey conducted by holiday booking website Trivago.

Greeks Favor Paris For Valentine’s Day

The city of Paris, France, is the first choice of the Greeks for a Valentine's Day getaway, according to a recent survey conducted by Travelplanet24.