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German Pensioners Keen on Buying Property in Greece

More retired Germans are interested in buying holiday homes in Greece, according to the German press.

Eurogroup Approves Final Tranche of Debt Measures for Greece

The Eurogroup has approved the release of the eighth and final tranche of policy-contingent debt measures for Greece.

Athens Hotel Performance Turns Positive in October

Average occupancy at hotels in Athens, Greece, maintained its dynamic in October with a 0.4% increase compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Rates Picking Up Gradually

Hotel occupancy rates in Athens showed signs of improvement in September as a result of this year’s tourist dynamic, said the city’s hotel association.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Continues to Lag Behind pre-Covid Levels

Despite Greece’s strong comeback in tourism in 2022, Athens hoteliers are far from satisfied with the occupancy levels in the first eight months of the year.

Hotel Stays More Affordable in Athens Than in Other European Cities

A study found hotel stays in Athens more affordable compared to most other European destinations with average room rates much lower than those offered in rival cities.

Athens Hotels Still Struggling to Boost Occupancy Levels

Hotels in the Greek capital are still struggling to increase occupancy levels, which suffered a blow after the onset of Covid-19, according to the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Athens Hotel Room Rates Cheaper than in Rival Cities

Athens hotel room rates were cheaper than rival cities - Rome, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid and Istanbul - in the first five months of 2022, according to data by GBR Consulting.

January-April Occupancy Rates Disappoint Athens Hoteliers

Hoteliers in Athens are disappointed as occupancy rates, recorded in the first 4 months of the year, marked a 33.6% decline over the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.

Number of Incoming Travelers to Greece Up by 295.8% in January-March

The number of incoming travelers to Greece reached 1,072,700 in January-March 2022, generating a total of 469.7 million euros in travel receipts.

Eurocontrol Sees Upward Air Traffic Dynamic for Greece

Greece is set to make a strong comeback as a post-Covid-19 international tourist destination, according to data released by aviation experts Eurocontrol.

Cruise Travel Gave Greek Tourism a Boost in 2021

The cruise industry helped boost tourism to Greece in 2021 and is set to contribute to the country’s dynamic comeback this year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) final data.

Outbound Traffic Peaks in Greece for Easter

Greeks this year will be celebrating Orthodox Easter with full services on April 24 after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BoG: Greece Tourism Gained Momentum in 2021 – Final Data

Greece’s tourism sector managed to cover lost ground and regain momentum in 2021 achieving a 143.2% rise in travel receipts for the year over 2020, the Bank of Greece (BoG) reports.

Eurocontrol Sees Air Traffic at 84% of Pre-Covid Levels by End of Year

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to pick up significantly in the coming months forecasting a recovery of approximately 9.3 million flights across Europe for all of 2022.

Greece Repays IMF Bailout Loans, May Exit EU ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ in August

Greece completed the early repayment of bailout loans to the IMF two years ahead of schedule and could transit out of EU “enhanced surveillance” this summer.

Greece’s First Travel Receipts of the Year Up by 309.8%

Travel receipts in Greece increased by 309.8% in the first month of the year generated by a 256.7% rise in inbound traveler flows, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Greece Sees Robust Arrival Numbers in First Months of 2022

International arrivals to Greece increased sharply in the first two months of 2022, recording a 261.6% rise over 2021 to 2.6 million passengers.

Crete Favorite 2022 Destination for TUI Customers

Customers of global leisure travel giant TUI Group have selected Crete as their favorite destination overall for 2022.

Leisure Travel Giant TUI Expects ‘No Impact’ of Sanctions on Business

TUI Group said that sanctions on the company’s shareholder, Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, will have no lasting impact on business.