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Corfu Among Costliest Holiday Bargain Destinations for UK Travelers, Says Report

The Greek island of Corfu is among the 12 most expensive holiday destinations for UK travelers, according to the 13th annual Post Office Holiday Money Report.

Individual Travelers to Greece Outdo Package Tourists in Nine-month Spending

Individual travelers have stepped in the lead in terms of tourism-related revenue in the January-September 2018 period, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Gov’t Revises Golden Visa Law to Tackle Shady Dealings

The government is revising the legal framework covering Greece’s golden visa scheme in efforts to ensure transparency after reports of illegal dealings.

SETKE Paves Way for Experiential Travel on Dodecanese Islands

Greece's hospitality body SETKE has invited the South Aegean Region to join forces in setting the groundwork for the development of experiential tourism products in the Dodecanese.

Central Macedonia Seeks to Diversify Tourism Product

Central Macedonia tourism stakeholders are examining ways to diversify the tourism product and extend the season through synergies and innovation.

Athens, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes Hotel Investments Get Green Light

Major tourism projects in Athens and on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes have received the go-ahead by Greek authorities.

Henley Index Ranks Greek Passport Among World’s Strongest 

The Greek passport is among the strongest in the world, ranked 7th with Japan’s passport in the lead, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

German-speaking Travelers Picking Crete, Rhodes in 2019

Rhodes and Crete appear to be among the leading destinations of choice for the German-speaking market in 2019, according to travel services provider HolidayCheck.

Cruise Ship Calls to Dodecanese Islands Dwindling 

Cruise ship calls to the Dodecanese islands appear to be decreasing, according to data on 43 Greek destinations recently released by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Snowfall Disrupts Travel as New Cold Front Grips Greece

Greece is set to face a new cold front later on Monday, after a weekend of heavy snowfall and blizzards which caused disruption to travel as temperatures dropped below zero in most parts of the country.

Northern Greece Hoteliers Say March Pre-bookings to Set Pace for 2019

Northern Greece hoteliers are cautious when making forecasts for 2019 in view of Brexit and the comeback of rival markets, and expect to have a clear indication after March.

Planning Needed to Address Increased Tourism Flows to Europe

Greece and other leading European tourism destinations will be working in the coming months on addressing the sector’s main challenge: overtourism.

Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

ABTA Says Post-Brexit UK-EU Flights to Continue Visa-free

ABTA has said that deal or no-deal, flights will still operate between the UK and EU and a visa will not be required, after the Brexit deadline on March 29, 2019.

Greece’s Hospitality Body SETKE Welcomes New Tourism Legislation

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) has warmly received a new law covering thematic and special interest tourism.

CLIA: Social Media-worthy Experiences, Wellness Top Trends for Cruise Travel in 2019

Social media-worthy, wellness and achievement travel are set to be the top trends in cruise tourism for 2019, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Turkey Comeback, Brexit May Impact Greek Tourism in 2019

Brexit and Turkey’s comeback are among key challenges ahead of 2019 for the Greek tourism industry, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Accommodation Body Says Tourism Law Still Needs Fine-tuning

The Greek Tourist Accommodation Federation (FEDE) has called on officials to address pending issues, following the voting of a new tourism law.