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Switchfly: Greece Ranks Most Popular Country for Luxury Travel

Greece’s economic problems have been a boon to travelers, and the country ranks as the most popular with three cities in the Top 15.

44th Xenia Exhibition Postponed

The economic crisis has led to a decision to postpone this year's 44th Xenia Exhibition that was scheduled to take place 30 November-3 December 2012 in Athens.

Domestic Tourism Expected To Drop This Year

Domestic tourism is expected to show a reduction of some 20 percent this year as the economic crisis is keeping Greeks home, according to recent estimations of Greek tourism professionals.

Tourism Professionals Optimistic On Summer Bookings

“In regards to Easter holiday overnights, early bookings and the latest data from Greek airport arrivals for the first four months of the year, tourism traffic is showing positive signs with an upward trend at least in terms of arrivals,” President of the Hellenic Federation of...

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.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

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Λίγο πριν κλείσει η ύλη του τεύχους Μαρτίου, μας προέκυψε η συνέντευξη τύπου της τρόικας και η έντονη αναστάτωση που προκλήθηκε από αυτήν. Πολλοί εμφανίζονται ενοχλημένοι από τις παραινέσεις, συστάσεις, προτάσεις, υποδείξεις ή όπως αλλιώς θέλετε να τις πούμε, για μείω...

Greeks Stayed Home For The Holidays

Many Greeks chose to stay home this past holiday season and avoided traditional Christmas and New Year domestic destinations as travel within the country declined some 25 percent, Yiorgos Telonis, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) told...

Athens’ Hotels Close Due To High Crime And Rent

Crime in Athens’ city center continues to give the Greek capital the image of an unattractive destination although Athens has the potential to be featured among the most popular metropolitan destinations in Europe, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos...

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...

Greek Tourism Sees Steady Arrivals But Less Revenue

Greek tourism managed to withstand obstacles this season despite the economic crisis and hardships created by demonstrations and strikes, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.

Greeks Stay Home This Summer

Six in 10 Greeks said they would not take a vacation this summer due to the financial crisis, a recent nationwide survey conducted recently by the General Consumer Federation of Greece (INKA) said.

Tourism Minister Speaks At EU Meeting

The tourism industry's role amid the current global economic crisis was discussed in Brussels recently at the European Union Competitiveness Council. The discussion was set up by the initiative of the Greek government.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently claimed to be optimistic in regards to the direction of where this year's tourism season is headed. For the first time he estimated that there would not be a double-digit percentage decline in arrivals from abroad.

Piraeus Prefect Discusses Tourism

The Piraeus Prefecture recently held a meeting that focused on tourism and ways to deal with the economic crisis in the areas and islands within its jurisdiction.

Conference Sheds Light on Greek Tourism

Discussions that concerned the impact of the economic crisis on Greek tourism—according to conclusions from international exhibitions ITB and MITT—highlighted this year's third International Tourism & Property Conference.

Nikos Angelopoulos

If we want to track the prospects of Greek tourism toward its expected development in size, but also with regards to the dynamics of size, we must evaluate the elements within the national and international economic environment.