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Google Launches Online Initiative To Turn Greece Into Year-Round Destination

Google has announced a new initiative to boost the online presence of Greek tourism businesses and help the country attract visitors all year round.

The Guardian: Mykonos, Greece, Is The Summer’s Big Winner

The big winner of this summer is Mykonos as celebrities put the glamor of the 1960s back in Greece, according to a recent article published on The Guardian website.

19 Million Tourists Are Expected In Greece This Year

The 2014 arrival forecast for Greece is still set at 19 million tourists, despite a drop in arrivals of Russian and Ukrainian visitors, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said in an announcement on 12 August.

Reuters: Greece Returns as Tourist Hotspot

"Greece Returns as Tourist Hotspot" is the title of a recent video report from Athens by Reuters that highlights the recovery of Greek tourism after the crisis period.

Leading Russian Tour Operator That Works With Greek Market Goes Bust

Labirint, one the largest Russian tour operators working with the Greek market, was officially declared bankrupt in Moscow on 2 August.

WTTC Case Study: There May Just Be Hope Ahead For Greece

"As the world slowly pulls itself out of the recession, there may just be hope ahead for Greece," the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) commented in a case study it released on the country this month.

Greek Tourism Investments Threatened By EU Directive

Greece's main tourism body has voiced concern over a European directive that limits subsidies and tax breaks for tourism investments.

Tourism’s Contribution To Greek Economy To Be Researched

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has partnered with the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) to carry out studies in regards to the tourism sector's contribution to the Greek economy.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Partners With ReviewPro To Analyze Visitor Feedback

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has announced a strategic partnership with online reputation and social media analytics provider for the hotel industry ReviewPro.

Greek Tourism Forecast Update: Greece May Welcome More Arrivals Than Expected

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) may once again revise its 2014 arrival forecast for Greece as demand is rising above original estimates.

Tourist Traffic In Greece Soars In First Half Of 2014

International tourist arrivals in Greece are soaring as performance for the first six months of this year has shown an increase of 17.1 percent, or 760,000 additional arrivals from abroad.

Hoteliers In Greece Urged To Serve Greek Peaches To Guests

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has urged its hotel members to promote Greek products through their units.

SETE: “Power Cuts Will Be Devastating For Greek Tourism”

"Power cuts amid the peak tourism season, will be devastating for the positive image of the country abroad and for local communities, tourism businesses and their employees," the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said in an announcement on 3 July.

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.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Says Shops In Athens And Thessaloniki Must Be Open All Sundays Of The Year

Greek tourism professionals recently expressed concern over the potential exclusion of Athens and Thessaloniki from a pilot scheme that will allow shops in Greece to open on all Sundays of the year.

Greek Tourism Minister Urges Curb To Price Hikes

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni urged certain individuals working in the tourism sector to not take advantage of the country's increase in tourist arrivals and raise prices in popular destinations.

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.

Kefalogianni: Greek Tourism Is Making A Dynamic Comeback

"Greek tourism is coming back to stay on the world tourism map," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said when recently asked to comment on the increasing tourist inflow in Greece.

Greece: Tourism Driving Up Demand For More Hotel Investments

Greek tourism professionals recently pointed out that investments for high class hotels must be made in Greece for the country to keep pace with expected growth.