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Marketing Greece: More Digital Campaigns and Partnerships for Greek Tourism in 2020

More digital campaigns and partnerships with local tourism stakeholders are included on the agenda of Marketing Greece for 2020.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greece Tables Brexit Regulations Bill in Parliament

The Greek Foreign Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament revising the regulatory framework and covering details with regard to the UK’s exit from the EU.

Tourism to Britain Sees Upward Trend Despite Brexit

Tourism to the UK has been on an upward trend over the last year with forecasts for a 6.6 percent rise in spending by tourists despite Brexit.

Athens and Thessaloniki Airports Welcome Most of Greece’s November Arrivals

The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki welcomed the majority of Greece's international air arrivals in November 2019.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

‘Τουρισμός + Νέοι Ορίζοντες’ από τον Σύνδεσμο Αποφοίτων Σχολής Μωραΐτη

Ο Σύνδεσμος Αποφοίτων Σχολής Μωραΐτη διοργανώνει forum με θέμα "Τουρισμός + Nέοι Oρίζοντες" το Σάββατο 30 Νοεμβρίου και την Κυριακή 1η Δεκεμβρίου.

ABTA: Consumers Still Set on Spending for Holidays Despite Instability, Brexit

Consumers are still set on spending their savings on travel despite political instability and Brexit, according to the Travel Trends Report 2020 released by ABTA.

Ψήφος Εμπιστοσύνης σε Philoxenia-Hotelia

Βήμα αισιόδοξων μηνυμάτων για τον ελληνικό τουρισμό έγιναν οι εκθέσεις Philoxenia και Hotelia στο Διεθνές Εκθεσιακό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

EBRD-backed Destination Management Scheme Sets Greek Tourism Goals

Two destination management plans for Rhodes and Santorini are now open for feedback after the completion of a pilot program by EBRD.

Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis is Helping to ‘Reposition’ Greece

Steve Vranakis, a former Google executive and current Chief Creative Officer of the Greek government, is aiming to reposition Greece on the global map.

Marketing Greece Pushes for Zero Waste Tourism Policies with ‘Opa’ Campaign

Marketing Greece has launched a new campaign urging tourism enterprises and organizations to say “opa” to environmentally harmful practices and adopt zero waste policies.

SETE Looks Ahead and Aims to Redefine Greek Tourism

A number of best practices and business models were introduced to Greek tourism professionals during SETE's annual conference held in Athens.

Greece Gains Ground with Canadians, Australians in 2016-2018

Canada, Australia, Denmark, the US and Poland were the top source markets for Greece over the 2016-2018 period, according to INSETE.

ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.