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INSETE Study: Growing Source Markets for Greek Tourism in 2017-2019

Spain, Canada and Austria were the three source markets to Greece that recorded the highest increases in the 2017-2019 period, according an INSETE study.

Greece Road Arrivals Grind to a Halt Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Arrivals to Greece by road in Q3 2020 reached only 580,000, accounting for a mere 8% of total arrivals recorded in 2019.

Greece Sees Most 2019 Int’l Air Arrivals in April-October, Study Shows

The majority of international arrivals to Greece in 2018 and 2019 was recorded in the April-October period for both years, a study by INSETE reveals.

Greek Tourism Study: Highest-spending Travelers Visited South Aegean Region in 2019

The South Aegean Region won over Greece's highest spending travelers in 2019 marking a 12.7% increase against the previous year, says INSETE.

Role of Tourism for Greece in 2019 Revealed by INSETE

Two studies released by INSETE reveal the significant role the tourism sector had on growth and employment in Greece in 2019, before the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Airbnb Activities

Short-term rental operators who fail to declare their properties by February 28 will be faced with stiff penalties.

Central Macedonia Region Winning Over Traveling Crowds Year Round

Greece’s Central Macedonia Region is winning over the crowds as it welcomed 7.9 million tourists in 2018, up by 22 percent from 2016.

Tourist Numbers to 13 Greek Regions Up by 23% in 2018

Over the 2016-2018 period, the number of visits and tourism receipts at Greece’s 13 regions both increased by 23 percent, according to an INSETE study.

Travelers Give Greek Hotels Thumbs Up for Quality in 2019

Travelers gave Greek hotels thumbs up for quality and services with Greece holding the first position on the Global Review Index (GRI) for 2019, with a rating of 87.1%.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

Linking Tourism with Trade Key for Market, Says Greek Commerce Body

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) is calling for ways to channel the strong tourism dynamic towards stimulating retail trade.

Greece Gains Ground with Canadians, Australians in 2016-2018

Canada, Australia, Denmark, the US and Poland were the top source markets for Greece over the 2016-2018 period, according to INSETE.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.