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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.

Can Women in Greek Tourism ‘Make it Happen’?

"You've come a long way, baby” …that’s how US cigarette company Philip Morris marketed its lady-like smokes, the Virginia Slims, to young professional women in 1968. Today, some 48 years later, female empowerment through employment can’t say the same.

Greece among EU Countries with Highest Shares of Non-resident Overnight Stays in 2015

Greece was among the EU countries with the highest shares of overnight stays spent by non-residents last year, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Tuesday.

Eurostat: Number of Females in Tourism Grows

The number of women working in tourism is growing, according to a Eurostat report, which found that while females represented just over a third (36 percent) of persons employed in the non-financial business economy in 2014, 58 percent were occupied in core tourism activities.

Greece among EU Countries with Highest Increase in Overnights Last Year

Greece is among the countries that recorded the highest increase in the number of nights spent in hotels last year among all 28 European Union member states, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Greece Among EU Countries With Highest Share Of Domestic Trips In 2012

Residents of Greece had the highest share of domestic trips in 2012, along with the residents of Romania and Spain, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Syntagma Square’s Refurbishment Signals Greece’s Emergence From Crisis

The Bloomberg news agency has noticed that something is changing in Athens one day after Eurostat confirmed that Greece had achieved a primary surplus of 3.4 billion euros in 2013, four years after the country had requested international bailout funds.

Tourism: A Main Priority For Greece

Greece’s record-breaking tourism season in 2013 has the Government and tourism professionals seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. This article contains recent statements made by Greek key tourism figures and their expectations for this year's...