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Israeli Travelers ‘Loving’ Greece, Planning Trips

All the more travelers from Israel are keen on visiting Greece, bringing figures up to 1.2 million in the last three years, Israeli media reports said.

Ikos Resorts Adds HolidayCheck Award to its Record

Ikos Resorts has added another distinction to its list after member Ikos Olivia was elected as the most popular luxury hotel in the world by HolidayCheck.

TTG Says Greece Top Search for Summer Travel

It may still be snowing in most of Europe, but eager holidaymakers are making plans for the summer ahead and Greece appears to be a favourite choice, according to UK travel magazine TTG.

Kavala’s Oceanis Hotel Revamped & Ready for Action

The Oceanis Hotel, in the heart of Kavala, northern Greece, has opened its doors and is ready for business following extensive renovation works, its management announced.

Cruise Travel: CLIA Sees 2017 Bringing More Interest, Investment

Some 25.3 million people among them younger generations, including Millennials and Generation X, are expected to take a cruise in 2017.

Celestyal Cruises Maps Out 2017, Says ‘Flexibility’ Key to Success

Upgraded port infrastructure and flexibility are key to making Greece a Mediterranean cruise tourism hub, according to Celestyal Cruises.

Atalanta Marine in Exclusive Partnership with Black Pepper Yachts

Greek yachting experts Atalanta Marine has joined forces with France’s Black Pepper Yachts as its exclusive dealer in Greece and Cyprus, the company announced.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.

Reduced Overnights Knock Down Greek Tourism Revenues

The decreasing numbers of overnight stays is the factor determining revenues in tourism, according to a recent study conducted by SETE Intelligence, the research institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Hotel Revamp Hints and More at Athens Event

Secrets and tips on how to best renovate a hotel business, the latest trends in design and client/visitor needs were the focus of the “Hotel Renovation & Supplies” day event held in Athens.

Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region Expects 2017 Tourism to Pick Up Pace

Tourism to the region of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace is expected to pick up pace in the coming year, with regional authorities citing increased pre-bookings as well as the addition of new airline routes to the Megas Alexandros Airport in Kavala.

Destination Athens Gains Ground at WTM London 2016

Greece's capital Athens won over the crowds at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London, held November 7-9, as a major city break destination offering diverse options for today’s traveler.

Greece’s 9-month Tourism Revenues Down by 5.5%

Revenue from Greece’s travel services dropped by 703 million euros in the first nine months of the year with the travel trade balance recording a 7.1 percent decline at 10.472 billion euros against 11.269 billion euros in 2015, according to tentative data released by the Bank of...

Thessaloniki Wins Over Brits at WTM London 2016

All the more British tourists are seeking to visit Thessaloniki for its “city break” offerings including cultural, nightlife and culinary options, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

WTM 2016: Halkidiki Set to Attract UK, Dutch Tourists in 2017

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece is ready to welcome visitors from the UK and Holland next year, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization said upon its return from the World Travel Market (WTM) London.

Greek Hotel Nine-Month Earnings on the Rise

Despite dwindling revenue figures from tourism, hotels across Greece are seeing a 10 percent rise in earnings in the first nine months of the year, according to GBR Consulting.

Marbella Corfu Renovates for 2017, Tells WTM London

After five years of extensive refurbishment works, the five-star MarBella Corfu is ready to tell the world and will invite visitors to see for themselves during this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London.

Signature Travel Taps into Educational Tourism from India to Greece in 2017

Greek travel agency Signature Travel has announced the launch next year of educational tourism programs to Greece for students in India.

Insider Says Greece Cruise Traffic to Shrink Next Year

Cruise traffic in Greece is expected to decline by 30 percent in 2017 resulting in fewer tourists and dwindling tourism revenues, according to Andreas Stylianopoulos, responsible for cruise travel at the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

HotelBrain Family Grows, Welcomes 16 New Units Onboard

Greek hotel management company HotelBrain has added 16 new member hotels to its roster, expanding its business activity to include leasing accommodation units under its new subsidiary, HotelBrain Capital.