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Rethymno Presented as ‘Smart Choice All Year Round’ at Russia’s MITT 2019 Fair

The town of Rethymno on Crete was presented as a "smart choice" for all-year-round holidays, during the 26th MITT tourism exhibition held recently in Moscow, Russia.

ATOR: Greece Among Top 10 Best-selling Autumn Destinations for Russians

Greece is among the 10 best-selling autumn destinations for Russian travelers this year, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

Russia Demand for Greece Travel Packages on the Rise

Sales for holiday packages to Greece are on the rise in Russia, with tour operators there expecting a plus 5 percent increase this year.

Greece Sees 17.3% Rise in Arrivals from Russia in Jan-May 2018

One million Russian tourists are expected to visit Greece this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Russia & CIS office.

Greece Back on Russian Travelers’ Bucket List

Russians are adding Greece to the top of their holiday agenda this summer, with Russian tour operators pointing to a 17 percent rise in the number of visitors for 2018.

Greek Hospitality Awards 2018: Έως 2/2 η προθεσμία υποβολής συμμετοχών

Στις 2 Φεβρουαρίου λήγει η προθεσμία υποβολής συμμετοχών στη βράβευση-θεσμό της ελληνικής ξενοδοχίας Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

ATOR: Russian Tourists Prefer Crete, Rhodes, Corfu

Russian travelers are selecting Crete, Corfu and Rhodes for their 2017 summer holidays, according to the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR). 

Greece Pre-bookings from Russia on the Rise

Pre-bookings by Russian travelers for Greece are picking up pace and have started earlier compared to last year, according to Russia’s tour operators.

ATOR: Russian Tourists Opt for Greece in 2016

Greece leads the list of the most popular holiday destinations among Russian tourists in 2016, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

PayPal, Data Insight: Russian Travelers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

It seems that Russian vacationers have a soft spot for Greece and the numbers are growing according to a recent online study by PayPal and Data Insight which bears this out with the number of Russian tourists visiting this summer expected to rise by up to 70 percent.

Putin: Greece Could Welcome 3 Million Russian Tourists this Year if Visas are Issued Faster

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Greece could welcome three million Russian tourists this year if the problem of delays in visa issuance is solved.

Russian Tour Operators Urge Early Bookings for Fear of Visa Delays

The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.

Russian Tourists Set Sights on Greece, Bulgaria this Summer

The recent barrage of terror strikes and the ongoing animosity between Russia and Turkey have diverted travelers to Greece and Bulgaria, with both countries stepping up their campaigns to attract more Russian tourists.

Russia-Turkey Turmoil to Send Tourism to Greece

Russian tourists who were planning to visit Turkey in the summer of 2016 will most likely be redistributed to Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

MITT 2015: Russian Travellers are Loyal to Greece, No Visa Problem from Greek Side

Although fewer tourists from Russia are expected to travel this year due to the slight economic downturn in the country, Greece will aim to claim the largest possible share of the Russian tourism market.