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Saudi Arabia Agrees to Extend Flights to Greece Past Summer

Saudi Arabia has agreed to extend direct flights to Greece in the coming period, following a working meeting between Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Ahmed Al Khateeb.

Greece’s New Tourism Drive to Focus on Sustainability  

Greece’s new tourism campaign will focus on sustainability, environmental protection, green entrepreneurship and the blue economy, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has announced.

AirDNA: High Demand for Airbnbs in Greece

Greece was one of the three countries in Europe to post an increase in Airbnb demand in October, according to analytics firm AirDNA.

French Travel Agents Invited to Discover Off-season Greece

French tour operators and travel agents were invited to discover off-season Greece and explore its city break options, during the annual Selectour conference in Athens.

Nine-Month Arrivals to Greece Fall Short of 2019 Levels

International arrivals to Greece from January to September this year did not manage to surpass pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

ELSTAT: Upward Trend in Q3 Turnover for Greek Accommodation, F&B Services

Greece’s accommodation services providers saw turnover in Q3 increase by 38.6% driven by strong tourism demand, shows ELSTAT data.

Global Tourism Recoups 65% of Pre-pandemic Levels  

Global tourism edges closer to pre-Covid levels recovering 65% percent of 2019 activity, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Greece 9-month Tourism Revenues Closer to 2019 at €15.5bn

Tourism revenues in Greece for the January-September period reached 15.5 billion euros, fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels but not exceeding them.

Greece Targets New Markets to Mitigate Russia Losses

Greece is reaching out to new tourism markets for the year ahead as part of its strategy to mitigate losses incurred by the Russia-Ukraine war.

France’s Selectour to Hold Annual Conference in Athens

French travel agents will be in Athens this week for the 12th Selectour Conference.

Autumn Tourism to Greece on Upward Trend, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry’s priority to extend the season is paying off with fall arrivals to Greece remaining strong, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Bets on Sports Tourism to Boost Revenues, Add Value

Greece is aiming to further tap into sports tourism to enhance the country’s tourist offering and boost revenues.

Greek Tourism Upgrade to Focus on Innovation and Cultural Heritage

Integrating cultural heritage into the Greek tourist offering is a top priority for the ministry, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki

Greece Mulls Energy Measures to Support Tourism Businesses

Greek tourism SMEs will be able to tap into 100 million euros in energy support from the government’s new “Exoikonomo – Epicheiro” (Save - Do Business) plan.

Greece’s Regional Airports Hit Record in October Passenger Traffic

Fourteen Greek regional airports, handled by Fraport Greece, continue to see crowds and once again set a new record for passengers in a single month.

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but sees high energy costs and inflation leading to a considerable slowdown to 1% in 2023.

Greece’s Reputation for Travel Experiences Going Strong in Q3

Greece remained competitive in the third quarter of the year garnering a score of 8.91 in terms of traveler experience, study finds.

Greece’s Golden Visas Going to China, Turkey and Russia Investors

Investors from China, Turkey and Russia have benefitted most from Greece’s golden visa program, according to data from the Greek government.

Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece

“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding major hotel investments budgeted at 106 million euros out of a total of 41 projects.

ForwardKeys: Greece Among Top 20 Best Performing Destinations for 2022

Greece is ranked 8th in the world as best performing destination for 2022, according to ForwardKeys data presented at WTM London.