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Jens Plötner, Ambassador of Germany to Greece

Ambassador of Germany to Greece, H.E. Jens Plötner, joins GTP's initiative on underlining the importance of Greek tourism.

Trivago: Athens, Santorini, Crete Among Top Choices for Autumn Holidaymakers

Athens, Santorini and Crete are among the most popular autumn destinations for Greek and foreign holidaymakers, according to a survey by trivago.

Greek Destinations That the Germans, French, Italians and Brits Love This Year

The Germans choose the Aegean islands, the French and Italians love Crete and the Brits are heading to the islands of the Ionian this summer.

Berlin-based Travel Board Says German Tourists Safe in Greece

With negotiations between Greece and its creditors culminating during the peak of the summer season, German tourists are wondering if it’s safe to visit. "Definitely!" says the German Travel Association (DRV).
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The Travel Preferences Of Young And Old: Beach Holidays Or A City Break?

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyze the holiday preferences abroad of Germans and Britons – Germany is Europe’s most important source market for young travelers – the UK’s over-fifties are particularly keen to travel.
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Thessaloniki Loses Greek Visitors In 2012

Greek overnights continued to plunge last year in Thessaloniki due to the strong impact of the economic crisis on consumers and dropped 11,57 percent, according to recent figures of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

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Germans Snub Greece For Their Holidays

The Germans are traveling with more enthusiasm than ever with the largest number of bookings made mainly to Turkey and Egypt, while Greece and Portugal have seen a drop in popularity, according to a survey by Gfk Travel Insights research firm.

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Greece Would Draw Millions of Tourists as a Cruise Hub

Making Greece an international cruise hub for the eastern Mediterranean would bring five million tourists in a few years and tremendous financial returns were the main conclusion drawn from the forum organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on...

Greece Stars at Record-breaking ITB Tourism Fair

Greece, for the first time, bathed in the limelight as the partner country at the 40th global tourism expo ITB held last month in Berlin. Greece hosted the opening event and reception for over 5,000 guests with a rich artistic program that included singers Alkistis Protopsalti...

European Cruise Market Continues Expansion

Louis Cruise Lines last month announced the delivery of the latest addition to its fleet, the 1,250-passenger cruise ship Sea Diamond (ex-Birka Princess). After its planned upgrading, the Sea Diamond this month begins 3- and 4-day cruises from Piraeus on behalf of Louis Hellenic...

Greek Tourism Revenue Data from Brussels

Greek tourism recorded a net revenue gain of 7.4 billion euros in 2003, according to the official Eurostat data published last month in Brussels. The revenue from tourists who visited Greece came to 9.6 billion euros in 2003, while Greek tourists spent around 2.2 billion euros...

European Travel Trends Released by IPK International

Again this year, IPK International released its Global Travel Trends study during Berlin's tourism fair International Travel Bourse. The study found that Europeans continue their strong preference for sun and sea holidays.

Germans Opt for Cheaper Destinations

It appears that Germans have turned away from Greece as a holiday destination and have headed to cheaper destinations outside the euro zone. Greek tourism professionals say the move has been going on since 2002 and to a great extent is due to the condition of the German economy...

Berlin Fair Disappointment for Greece

Berlin's international tourism exhibition last month was an eye opener for some but a chance to carry out substantial business for others. Stands at Greece's pavilion were perhaps the least visited while stands at neighboring pavilions (France, Portugal, Spain) welcomed a steady...

Research Institute for Tourism Sees Increase In Arrivals

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) estimates that arrivals with increase by 7% over last year when incoming traffic increase over the year before by some 10% with 13.3 million visitors - up from 12.5 million.