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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.

Seven-month Tourism Receipts Going Strong for Greece

Greek tourism receipts increased in the first seven months of 2018 to 8.23 ​​billion euros, posting a double-digit rise in July compared to the same month last year.

Greece’s Travel Receipts Stronger in May by 34.7%

Greece's travel receipts increased by 34.7 percent in May and by 21.7 percent in the first five months of the year, according to the Bank of Greece.

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Tourism Momentum Stronger Than Ever, Says Minister

Greece is expected to attract an additional 2 million visitors in 2018, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Kountoura: Greek Tourism’s Strong Momentum will Continue in 2018

Greek tourism's strong momentum will continue in 2018, following a record year of arrivals, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece Tops Tourist Destinations for Germans

A recent report from the German Travel Association (DRV) places Greece as one of the top destinations among German travel agents and tour operators.

Greece-bound Tourists from Russia, US and Germany Spend More in June

Russian, US and German holidaymakers spent more on their vacation in Greece in June, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

Greece Sees Jump in Tourist Arrivals, Revenue in June

Greece in June saw an increase in foreign arrivals and tourism revenue by 13 and 14.2 percent respectively compared to the same month last year.

Greek Summer Loading: Expecting 3.2m Visitors in August 

Greece is expecting 3.2 million visitors this month breaking all records and demonstrating the sector’s robust growth.

Greece on Course to Break Records in Hotel Occupancy in 2017

Hotel occupancy is on the rise in Greece and is expected to break all previous records, according to Hellenic Hotel Federation President, Yiannis Retsos.

Kountoura Expects 2017 to be a ‘Great Year’ for Greek Tourism

If all goes well, Greece will experience a great tourism season this year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently told the Greek media.

Tourism Minister Says Greece Attracting High Income Travelers

The tourism ministry is aiming to capitalize on Greece's good performance in 2016 by extending the tourism season and attracting higher income tourists.

Greek Tourism Entrepreneurship to Receive Support Through NSRF Funds

Over 300 million euros in EU subsidies through the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020 program will be allocated for co-financed actions relating to tourism in Greece.

Greece Travel Receipts, Revenue on Downward Trend

As forecast by local sector professionals, revenue from tourism shrunk in the first six months of 2016, according to figures released by the Bank of Greece.

Tourism Minister Expects Record Rise in Arrivals to Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said she expects a record rise in the number of arrivals this year and increased revenue thanks in large part to the ministry’s targeted actions.

Greek Island VAT Hike Not Paying Off

The increase in value-added tax (VAT) on Greek islands has not paid off, according to comparative data examining VAT revenues at 20 island destinations.

Over 24.2 Million Tourists Visit Greece in 2014

An increased number of international arrivals to Greece augmented tourism revenue in 2014 to 13.4 billion euros, the central bank said this week.