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Trivago: Athens, Santorini, Crete Among Top Choices for Autumn Holidaymakers

Athens, Santorini and Crete are among the most popular autumn destinations for Greek and foreign holidaymakers, according to a survey by trivago.

US’ Travel Weekly Stimulates Interest in Athens Among Americans

The revival of Athens as an exciting global travel destination is the subject of an in-depth destination and news feature on Greece published in influential US travel trade magazine Travel Weekly this month.
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Greece Aims To Attract More Tourists From the U.S.

Making Greece an attractive destination for Americans is one of the main priorities of the Greek Tourism Ministry, the U.S. media was informed recently by the country’s Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

HATTA Says Tourism Needs Olympic and Aegean

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Services recently hosted an annual event by members of the board and the association's air matters committee in honor of the airline industry. Representatives from airline companies and distribution companies (CRS) as well as members...

Internet Travel Sites vs Travel Agents

The Internet offers a plethora of travel sites, notably Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. Travelers can plan and book a trip in a matter of minutes, and travel planning over the web has consequently had an impact on travel agencies.

Strong Demand from U.S. for Greek Island Cruises

Americans bombard their travel agents for prices on cruises in Europe, including the Greek Islands. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Europe will be on the cruise map this year.

New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.

Travelers Emphasize Authentic Experiences

According to the Washington-based Travel Industry Association of America, the international travel and tourism industry experienced strong growth in 2006, and additional expansion of 4.6% per year is expected over the next 10 years. Thanks to a stable economy, steady wage...

Disability-friendly Tourism Infrastructure Increases Arrivals

Hospitality and other travel service providers could see revenues from travel by the disabled double if they removed obstacles and made their hotels, restaurants and transportation systems more accessible, a new study has found.

Online Shoppers Buy Direct

Four in 10 online travel shoppers have shopped an online travel agency site, but ultimately purchased direct from a supplier, according to a new report published by PhoCusWright Inc. This behavior is more pronounced for air than any other segment. Findings from the newly released...

Greek Tourism Revenue Data from Brussels

Greek tourism recorded a net revenue gain of 7.4 billion euros in 2003, according to the official Eurostat data published last month in Brussels. The revenue from tourists who visited Greece came to 9.6 billion euros in 2003, while Greek tourists spent around 2.2 billion euros...

Economic Death Toll for Royal Olympia Cruises

Royal Olympia Cruises, Greece's only international player in the sector, has been forced by creditors to auction off its two star vessels, Olympia Voyager (launched June, 2000) and Olympia Explorer (launched April, 2002).

Delta Adds New Athens-New York Flight

From June 3 until September 30 of this year, Delta adds a second direct flight from Athens to New York, says the U.S. airline's commercial director for Greece and Cyprus, Dimitris Karagioules. The new flight will leave Athens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Berlin Fair Disappointment for Greece

Berlin's international tourism exhibition last month was an eye opener for some but a chance to carry out substantial business for others. Stands at Greece's pavilion were perhaps the least visited while stands at neighboring pavilions (France, Portugal, Spain) welcomed a steady...

Internet Travel Purchases Continue Rapid Increase Home And Abroad

Internet may account for one in every four travel purchases in the main generating markets within the next five years, according to a recent report issued by the World Tourism Organization Business Council.

Conference Cancellations Continue

One after another, conferences scheduled for the fall in Athens are being canceled along with the corresponding hotel bookings that go with them. There is no indication that they are simply being postponed.

Tourism Knocked Down, But Not Out

The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington last month dealt a terrible blow to the tourism industry, but officials of the World Tourism Organization predict that the industry will demonstrate its characteristic resilience with a quick recovery.

Hoteliers Agree To Bookings For 2004 Games

After promises by government quarters to hold off on any new hotels other than those already approved or being approved (4,500 rooms), the Athens Hoteliers Association agreed to book another 10% of available rooms in luxury hotel units for officials of the 2004 Olympic Games....

Research Institute for Tourism Sees Increase In Arrivals

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) estimates that arrivals with increase by 7% over last year when incoming traffic increase over the year before by some 10% with 13.3 million visitors - up from 12.5 million.