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Greek Current Account Surplus Widens In September

Greece's current account surplus widened in September, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday (19 November), helped by a rise in tourism receipts.

Report Shows Good News For Greek Tourism

Positive data was released recently by a report providing a snapshot of the performance and outlook of the Greek hotel industry, within the broader context of Greek tourism and Greek socioeconomic developments.

Barometer: Greek Hoteliers Remain Positive On Fourth Quarter Outlook

Greek hoteliers are optimistic for the last quarter of this year, according to the latest tourism barometer report on the expectations of the Greek hospitality sector for the fourth quarter of 2013, conducted by GBR Consulting.

Greece Saw Tourist Arrivals Up In August But Less Money Spent By Visitors

Tourists did flock to Greece in August but it seems that they did not spend much money, according to a survey conducted by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the TNS ICAP and Quantros companies.

Greek Museums, Sites Welcomed More Visitors In July

Visitors to Greek museums in July increased by 18.2 percent and revenue from receipts were up by 14.7 percent compared with the same month of 2012, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on 11 November.

Europe’s Strong Performance Boosts International Tourism, Greece Among Largest Earners

With a 15 percent increase in tourism receipts, Greece was mentioned in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer among the 25 largest international tourism earners that saw their receipts grow by double-digits for the first six to eight months of 2013.

Greece’s Tourism Revenues Rise In January-August Period

Greek revenues from tourism rose by 13.7 percent in the eight-month period between January and August this year, Bank of Greece data published on 29 October showed.

Study: EU Hospitality Is Key Economic Driver

The hospitality sector plays a critical role in fighting youth unemployment and is essential for jobs and growth and the health of other sectors, according to a Europe-wide study presented during HOTREC’s 67th General Assembly recently held in Athens, Greece.

Greece’s Travel Balance Records Surplus In January-June 2013

Greece’s travel balance of payments recorded a surplus of 2,607 million euros during the first six months of the year, 27.7 percent more compared with the same period in 2012.

Foreign Tourists In Greece Spend More, Assist Growth

Greece's current account surplus widened during the January-August 2013 period, helped by surging tourism receipts, the Bank of Greece said on 18 October.

Amadeus Puts Passengers First In New Global Study

"Passengers first: re-thinking irregular operations," a new PhoCusWright report commissioned by Amadeus takes a detailed look at the full impact delays and cancellations can have on a passenger’s journey.

Visas To Greece Issued In Russia On The Up

The number of visas issued to Russian tourists visiting Greece during the first eight months of the year increased by 56.81 percent, to 776,732 against 495,312 for the corresponding period in 2012.

Thessaloniki: Russian Visitors Lead In Tourism Growth

Thessaloniki's hotel industry during the first eight months of 2013 hosted 567,548 guests for a growth of 5.49 percent.

SETE: Data Confirms Estimates Of Record Year For Greek Tourism

International tourism arrivals in Greece posted a 13 percent increase in September 2013 compared το the same month in 2012, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) announced on 7 October.

Kalamata, Santorini, Heraklion Champions In Tourist Arrivals

The arrivals of foreign tourists at the airports around Greece recorded an important increase, according to the first (temporary) data for September 2013.

SLH Reveals Luxury Travel Trends

The Maldives is the most popular luxury holiday destination, Chanel is the most popular luxury brand and a luxury holiday is the most desired luxury product, over cars, jewellery or clothing, according to a new survey on luxury travel trends.

Greece Among Star Tourism Performers In Europe

Greece is included among the star performers that have made the summer tourism season in Europe a success, according to UNWTO figures.

Greece Among World’s Most Hospitable Destinations

Greece is among the top 10 most hospitable tourism destinations in the world according to a survey conducted by the website on a sample of 27,000 travelers globally.

TUI Travel: Europe Opts For Greece, Turkey And The Balearic Islands

The most popular holiday destinations for the majority of European markets this year are Turkey, Greece and the Balearic Islands, according to TUI Travel’s summer holiday trends for 2013.

Study: Corporate Travelers Expect Info On Visas, Vaccinations

Visa information, vaccinations and weather forecasts top the list of additional information business travelers expect to receive from their corporate travel program, according to a joint report by Travelport and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).