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Tourism Contributed €52.3 Billion to Greek Economy in 2009-2016

Tourism, one of the top four industries in Greece, generated revenue in the 2009-2016 period, contributing 52.3 billion euros to state coffers, according to INSETE.

INSETE: August 2018 Tourist Arrivals Up in Greece

Greek tourism continued its upward trend in August this year with an increase in air arrivals compared to the same month in 2017, according to INSETE data.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

Greek Seven-month Airport Traffic Going Strong

Greek airports welcomed over 34.4 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, marking a 10.1 percent rise against the same period last year at 31.2 million.

Greek Commerce Body Seeks Cooperation with Tourism Ministry

Greek commerce body ESEE is calling for the support of the tourism ministry in order to strengthen the link between tourism and retail with joint initiatives.

INSETE Re-examines Greek Tourism-Retail Trade Link

SETE's research institute, INSETE, has released a response to findings published by commerce body ESEE, according to which the Greek tourism sector has failed to stimulate trade.

Commerce Body Says Greek Tourism Failing to Boost Retail Trade

The growing inflow of tourists to Greece has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).

Die Presse Warns Greece’s Reliance on Tourism Risky

The Greek tourism sector may have helped the country emerge stronger from the crisis but Austrian paper Die Presse claims reliance may prove to be risky in the coming years.

Greek Hotel Sector Needs Favorable Tax Policy to Attract Investments, Says Alpha Bank

The Greek hotel sector needs a more favorable tax policy in order to attract investments and improve the quality of offered services, Alpha Bank says.

Top Annoying Travel Habits – Study

Noisy travelers, smart-phone obsession, cultural insensitivity, mass tour groups and selfie-takers are cited as being the most annoying travel habits, according to a survey released by Agoda.

Survey: More Trips for Greek Nationals in 2017

The number of Greek nationals taking trips grew in 2017 by 10.2 percent to 4.5 million who went on 7.5 million trips, up by 12.6 percent compared to 2016, a survey found.

Greek Tourism Figures for June Continue Upward Trend

Greece tourism is riding on a wave of strong interest as demonstrated by the increase in the number of arrivals to the country, stronger revenue, and growing investor interest.

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.

INSETE: Greece’s Commitment to Reforms Key to Growth

Improved competitiveness and successful fiscal adjustment have contributed to the Greek economy’s positive performance in the first quarter of 2018, according to INSETE.

Austrian Seniors Choose Greece for Holidays

All the more Austrian seniors are choosing Greek destinations for their holidays with two retiree groups having already booked for the 2019-2020 period.

Greek Tourism Developments on SETE Brussels Agenda

Ways to attract higher quality visitors and bring in investments topped the agenda of talks between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and EU officials.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Senior Tourists in Greece Spent €2 Billion in 2016

Senior tourists in 2016 accounted for 6.1 percent of all trips to Greece and some 2 billion euros in tourism-related revenue, according to SETE Intelligence.