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Corfu Hoteliers Event Explores Challenges to Hospitality Sector

The challenges of the hospitality sector took center stage during a meeting of the Corfu Hotels Association on Tuesday, which also revealed the findings of a recent Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) report for the Ionian Islands.

Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Study: South Aegean Region Sees Mushrooming of 5-star Hotels During 2000-2015

The South Aegean Region has witnessed the development of five-star hotels increase by some 15 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a study on the characteristics of hotels in Greece conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Greek Hotel Chamber to Address Pressing Issues at 5th General Assembly

Pressing challenges that concern Greek hoteliers and new trends in the international hotel scene will be presented and discussed at the 5th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday, February 12, during the 11th HORECA at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center.

Research Body ITEP: Still Many Pressing Issues in Greek Tourism

Mismatching revenues with increasing number of arrivals, a decline in spending, fewer overnight stays and seasonal demand, continue to be pressing issues affecting Greece’s tourism sector.

HATTA Honors Leading Figures of Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored leading figures of Greek tourism during its annual general assembly held last week in Athens.

Seasonality In Tourism Demand Puts A Strain On Hotel Industry In Greece

Greece's seasonality causes a major disadvantage to the country's regional hotels and measures must be taken to lengthen the tourism season, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
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ITEP Announces New Board Of Directors

The new Board of Directors of the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) was announced 23 May by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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ITEP Releases Results On Greek Tourism 2012 Performance

The average room rate of Greek hotels in August 2012 increased two percent to 100.2 euros compared to the same month of 2011, according to the annual survey of the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) presented today, 28 March, by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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Employment In Greek Tourism Remained Steady In 2012

Although Greece saw lesser arrivals last year, Greek hotels retained their staff in 2012, according to the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP).

Athens City Center Decline Hurts Tourism

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) recently presented its latest study on the ghettoization of part of the historic center of Athens and its consequences on the economic life of the city during an event organized by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greek Tourism Expected To Rise In 2011, Deputy Minister

The Greek government places great importance on the tourism sector as it can help the country survive the economic crisis, Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister George Nikitiadis told journalists during his visit last month to the global meetings and events exhibition EIBTM in...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Government Plans To Cleanup Athens Center

An action plan to combat the situation in the center of Athens that includes illegal immi­grants, drug dealing and abuse, prostitution and the sale of counterfeit merchandise, is currently in the works, according to Deputy Citizens Protection Minister Spyros Vougias.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

ITEP: Arrivals To Make Weak Recovery In 2010

Foreign arrivals to Greece are expected to rise slightly by some two to three percent this year, while repercussions from the 2008 economic crisis will result to tourism revenue continuing its negative trend, according to a recent announcement by the Research Institute for...

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

Greek Tourism Up Against “Cold” Winter

Foreign arrivals at Greek airports fell nine percent year-on-year in August while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 8.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) recently said. The institute sees airport...

Domestic Tourism Shows Losses

Overnight stays of Greeks at various destinations in the country reported significant reductions, which in some cases reached over 20 percent, the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasting (ITEP) and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said recently. ITEP said that hotel revenue...

Unemployment to Rise as Arrivals Are Seen to Drop

The Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) expects arrivals to fall at least by 4.24 percent this year, while tourist traffic from traditional markets are predicted to drop by 4.58 percent.