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Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

Tourism Contributed €52.3 Billion to Greek Economy in 2009-2016

Tourism, one of the top four industries in Greece, generated revenue in the 2009-2016 period, contributing 52.3 billion euros to state coffers, according to INSETE.

Greece Earned €35 Billion from Travel and Tourism in 2017, Says WTTC

Travel and tourism in 2017 contributed a total of 19.7% to Greece's GDP and amounted to 35 billion euros generated in the Greek economy, according to WTTC data.

Foreign Visitor Spending in Greece on the Rise

Greece is ranked 18th among 30 countries that have seen the largest growth in spending from international visitors in the past seven years, according to a report released by WTTC.

Aria Hotels Expands its Hospitality Concept to Spain

Aria Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels and villas based in Greece, is expanding its activities to the Spanish market by opening a new office in Madrid.

WTTC: Action Needed to Maintain Europe’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness

The WTTC has called for action to maintain Europe’s travel and tourism competitiveness, during its first Europe Leaders Forum in Lisbon, Portugal.

Peloponnese Region Hosts WTFL Chief, Promotes Sustainable Tourism

Peloponnese Region Governor Petros Tatoulis recently discussed sustainable tourism practices with Martin Barth, CEO of World Tourism Forum Lucerne.

EU Lawmakers Adopt ‘ETIAS’ Travel Authorization System

The European Parliament approved the establishment of ETIAS, an EU regulation that will include advanced checks to visa-exempt third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen area.

WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

Greece Takes Part in World Travel & Tourism Council 2018 Global Summit

Greece, for the first time, attended the 2018 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit held recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

WTTC and GTTP Partner to Attract Young Talent to Travel and Tourism Industry

The WTTC and the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP) have announced a partnership to attract young talent to the travel and tourism industry.

WTTC: Greek Tourism Key Economic Driver in 2017, Set for Growth in 2018

The total contribution of travel and tourism to Greece's GDP amounted to 35 billion euros in 2017 and is forecast to rise by 5.3 percent in 2018, according to the WTTC.

WTTC: Tourism and Travel Accounts for 1 in 5 New Jobs in 2017

Travel and tourism accounted for some 7 million new jobs globally in 2017 or one in five, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Peloponnese, DRV to Join Forces in Tourism

German Travel Association (DRV) representatives and Peloponnese governor Petros Tatoulis discussed on tourism issues during the ITB Berlin 2018.

WTFL 2018: Tourism with a Future in Hands of Local Communities, PPPs

The need for tourism policies that will include local communities and private participation was the conclusion of the WTFL Think Tank 2018.

Peloponnese Tourism in the Spotlight of WTFL Think Tank 2018

The Peloponnese region came into the spotlight on occasion of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) Think Tank 2018 held at Costa Navarino in Pylos.

WTFL Think Tank 2018: Greece’s Tourism Growth will be ‘Phenomenal’

Greece's tourism growth will be phenomenal, WTTC Head Gerald Lawless said during the WTFL Think Tank 2018 at Costa Navarino.

Quality, Year-round Tourism the Answer to Overtourism

Quality and year-round tourism could be the answer to the phenomenon of overtourism, according to Celestyal Cruises CEO Kerry Anastasiadis.

WTTC Aims to Support Destinations Impacted by Hurricane Irma

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is aiming to extend its full support to all destinations impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Alpha Bank: Greek Tourism to Stimulate Growth by 20% in 2018

Greek tourism is set to play a leading role in the recovery of the Greek economy estimated at boosting the GDP by 20% in 2018, Alpha Bank analysts said.