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Brits Sample Thessaloniki’s Bougatsa, Koulouri and Other Local Favorites

British visitors at the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival in London had the chance to sample a number of Thessaloniki’s local specialties including its famous “bougatsa” and “koulouri”.

Austrians Choosing Greece for Vacations this Summer

British and Austrian travelers opt for Greece this summer with demand from Austria for Greek destinations exceeding expectations, the GNTO said.

Brits Have Sights Set on Greek Islands for 2022

The Greek islands are expected to lead the destination preferences of British travelers for 2022, with leading UK media highlighting some of Greece's most popular hotspots.

WTM: Half of Brits Plan Two or More Holidays in 2022, Beach Vacations Top Wish List

Half of Brits are planning to take two or more holidays in 2022, with overseas beach destinations topping their wish list.

Ipsos MORI Poll: Majority of Brits Support Vaccine Passports

The majority of Britons support vaccine passports but recognise concerns about the potential issues they could cause, says a poll by Ipsos MORI UK KnowledgePanel.

Survey: Half of Brits in Favor of Covid-19 Vaccination Passport

Half of the British public would be in favor of the introduction of vaccination passports for international travel, according to a survey by YouGov.

YouGov: 3 in 10 Brits do not Plan to Travel Next Year

Three in 10 Brits do not plan to travel at all in the next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by YouGov.

Qatar Airways Raises Stake in IAG to 15%

Qatar Airways has raised its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, to 15.01 percent.

Bad British Behavior in Greece

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently released its third annual ‘British Behavior Abroad’ report in an effort to deal with thousands of UK citizens who continue to attract trouble when on holiday overseas.

Greece Would Draw Millions of Tourists as a Cruise Hub

Making Greece an international cruise hub for the eastern Mediterranean would bring five million tourists in a few years and tremendous financial returns were the main conclusion drawn from the forum organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on...

Tourists Complain of Price Gouging

The Greek consumer group INKA announced last month that it received 7,100 complaints from tourists between the start of the year and the end of June. Most complained of excessive charges for poor-quality services.

Tourism Develops on Southern Kefalinia

Neatly dressed in a double-breasted blue suit, a Greek fisherman's cap firmly set over his white hair, Theodoros Exadaktilos recounts the summer of 1963 when he brought the first tourists to Kefalinia, the largest Ionian island.

ITEP Urges Greece to Open Info Offices in Russia

Because Russians are just now emerging as serious tourists, and because Greece could attract them with the right strategy, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasts urges the government here to open information centers and meeting points for tourists in several major...

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...

Tourism Down 8% This Year

Most Greek destinations were disappointed this summer when arrivals failed to increase as expected during the summer months. The end result, according to trade professionals, is that Greece will post an 8% drop in tourism arrivals this year. And this occurs after a difficult 2003.

Global Tourism Back On Track

Global tourism is on the road to recovery despite worries over terrorism and the SARS virus, with visitor numbers expected to increase strongly for the foreseeable future, the British research group Mintel said.

Tourism and Development Conference Concentrated on Tourism Promotion

Greek Tourism Enterprises Association President Stavros Andreadis told delegates at the opening of last month's Tourism and Development Conference, which was organized by the association, that much more money must be spent on the promotion of Greece abroad. He suggested that all...