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Serbia Tourism Organization to Open Office in Athens

Serbia’s National Tourism Organization and Tourism Ministry will open an office in Athens, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced during his visit to Belgrade.

Greek Accommodation Businesses Report Strong Q1 Turnover – Rhodes Sees Highest Rise  

The upcoming opening of the summer tourism season has driven demand for accommodation services in Greece during the first quarter of the year, according to ELSTAT data.

Study: Online Conversations About Greece and Athens Going Strong

Greece’s online reputation remains strong as the tourism season warms up with internet conversations focusing on culture, sea and sun, according to the findings of an INSETE study.

Interview – Konstantinos Kiamos: ‘An UPSTREET Stay is a Quality Stay’

Konstantinos Kiamos introduces UPSTREET, a Greek short-term apartment rental agency that aims to offer an amazing alternative stay experience to travelers.

Travelers from Serbia Set Sights on Greece this Year, Says Tourism Minister

Greece is expecting 900,000 travelers from Serbia this year, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias told the Greek media after meeting in Belgrade with local tour operators.

Greece Drops Face Mask Rule for Indoor Spaces Starting June 1

The requirement to wear a mask in indoor public places in Greece will be lifted on June 1. However, masks will remain required in specified settings.

Tourism, F&B Sectors Creating Jobs in Greece

Greece’s resilient tourism sector is supporting job creation with the balance of employment in April marking a 20-year record, according to the Greek labor ministry’s Ergani employment system.

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.

Religious Tourism: Thessaly Region to Create ‘Routes of Faith’

The Thessaly Region has launched “Routes of Faith”, an ambitious tourism project that aims to connect two of Greece’s most significant religious destinations: Meteora and Mount Athos.

Scandinavian Travelers Choose Greece this Summer, Says Swedish Ambassador

Thousands of travelers from Scandinavian countries will be visiting Greece this summer for their holidays, according to Sweden’s Ambassador to Greece, Johan Borgstam.

Greece Taking Measures to Address Overtourism

Actions are being taken to address the issue of overtourism in Greece, particularly on popular islands such as Santorini and Mykonos, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

January-April Passenger Traffic to Greece Up by 384% 

Greek airports handled 8.1 million passengers in the first four months of the year, up by 383% over the same period in 2021, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, the European Commission said in its Spring Economic Forecast.

Report: Greek Tourism Models Must Change to Meet New Traveler Trends

Sustainability, new technologies and inclusive services are key priorities for Greek policymakers and tourism stakeholders in the post-Covid-19 era, highlights a report by Alpha Bank.

Greece Examines Reducing VAT on F&B, Tourism, Transport Services

The Greek government is considering extending to the end of the year a reduced VAT scheme that currently applies to tourism, transport and F&B services.

Study: Russia-Ukraine War Leaves Tourism to Greece Untouched

Greece’s tourism sector appears to be resilient to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war, according to a study released this week by Alpha Bank.

Alpha Bank Report Sees Robust Tourism Rebound for Greece

Tourism is set to recoup losses and go positive following two years of Covid-19 restrictions and measures, found a report released by Alpha Bank.

Condor’s Return to Athens Confirms German Traveler Interest in Greece

Condor’s return to Athens, validates the airline’s trust in the dynamic of Greece’s tourist product and marks the return of the Greek capital to the center of international interest.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.