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Over 50% of Greeks Can’t Afford a One-week Annual Holiday, Says Eurostat

Over 50 percent of Greeks aged 16 or over could not afford a one-week annual holiday away from home in 2018, according to Eurostat.

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

Greece Growth Still Laggard Among EU Members, Says Eurostat

Annual GDP growth in Greece slowed down in Q1 2019 compared to the previous three quarters, according to figures released by Eurostat.

Greece Sees Overnight Stays by Domestic Tourists Down in 2018

Overnight stays in Greece by domestic tourists showed a 7.3 percent decrease in 2018, compared to 2017, according to figures released by Eurostat.

IOBE: Greek Consumer Confidence Higher, Economy on Standby

Consumer confidence in Greece improved in December, achieving a four-year high, while the economic climate remained steady, according to IOBE.

Cypriots, Greeks Among Europe’s Top 5 Hotel and Restaurant Spenders

Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Malta nationals are Europe’s top spenders when it comes to food and accommodation, according to Eurostat.

Athens Airport Among EU’s Leading 25

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the leading 25 airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic, according to data released by Eurostat.

Tourism, Exports Boost July Business Expectation Index in Greece

Tourism and exports, together with Greece’s exit from its bailout program, have boosted the business expectations index for July.

Eurostat: Greece Sixth in EU Tourist Accommodation Capacity

Greece was the sixth country in the EU with the highest number of bed-places in tourist accommodation establishments in 2016, according to Eurostat.

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Greek Consumer Confidence Weaker in June, Says IOBE

The economic climate in Greece showed signs of decline in June, down to 102.5 points from 104.2 in May, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Eurostat: Small Enterprises Support Half of EU Workforce

Small enterprises in 2015 provided jobs for about 50 percent of the workforce in the European Union, according to data released by Eurostat.

Chinese Travelers Keen on Greece, Tourist Visas up by 50%

All the more Chinese travelers have their sights on visiting Greece, with the number of tourist visas issued in the first two months of 2018 up by 53.5 percent.

Eurostat: Tourism from China to EU More than Tripled Since 2006

The number of nights spent in the EU by tourists from China more than tripled over the last ten years, to reach nearly 25 million nights in 2016, according to Eurostat.

Eurostat: Overnight Stays in Greece Up in 2017

The number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments in Greece in 2017 is expected to exceed 106 million, according to Eurostat.

UNWTO, European Commission Focus on Significance of Tourism Satellite Accounts

The UNWTO and European Commission recently addressed the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

How Deep do Europeans Dig in their Pockets for Travel

Luxembourgish residents spent the most per holiday trip in 2015, followed by residents of Austria and Malta, according to data released by Eurostat.

Greeks Can’t Afford One-week Annual Holiday Away from Home

Over half of the population in Greece cannot afford a one-week annual holiday away from home, according to data released by Eurostat.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.
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