connect with us
Greece's latest tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Greece a Top Holiday Choice for American Travelers in 2022

Greece this year is welcoming more American tourists thanks to the increased number of direct flights from the United States to Athens.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Actions to Ease Energy Crisis

In view of what many expect to be a hard winter ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed a set of measures to help sector businesses deal with soaring energy costs.

Greece Sees Tourism Bookings for Autumn Going Strong

Greece is ready to extend the tourist season this year with strong bookings all the way to the end of October, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview to the Greek media.

Tourism Ministry Invites Northern Europeans to Spend Winter in Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry is appealing to Northern Europeans, mainly pensioners, to spend the winter in Greece where the weather is mild.

Investing in Brand Name ‘Greece’ Key for Future of Tourism, Say Experts

Investing in Greece’s strong reputation as a leading tourist destination is key for the future of the tourism sector into the new era, according to experts.

Thessaloniki Prepares for New Era with 30 Landmark Projects

Thessaloniki is getting ready to enter the new era with at least 30 key projects, including the metro and a new airport terminal.

Greek Tourism Ministry Promotes Visits to Wineries, Breweries, Olive Mills

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a framework for tourist visits to Greece’s wineries, breweries, cheese factories and olive mills.

Nearly 8 Million Tourists Visit Greece in First Half of Year

Nearly 8 million people chose to holiday in Greece in the first six months of the year, according to the latest data released by the Bank of Greece.

Minister Kikilias: Next Strategic Steps for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is ready for the next phase of its strategy which will focus on attracting investments that will bring added value to the industry.

BoG: June Travel Receipts Lead Greek Tourism Revenue Over 2019 Levels

The Bank of Greece has announced that tourist arrivals to Greece in June surged by 241.5% year‑on‑year, driving tourism-related revenues beyond 2019 levels.

Greece’s Solid Tourism Dynamic Attracting Investments

Eight in 10 investments made in Greece now concern tourism, either hotels or infrastructure, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Aiming for €20bn in Tourism Revenues this Year

Greece’s tourism industry is closer to recovering fully with a growing number of international arrivals set to generate an estimated 20 billion euros by the end of 2022.

Public Tourism Training Schools in Greece Accepting Applications

Greece’s Vocational Training Institutes for Tourism (IEK) will be accepting applications starting August 22 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Greece Aiming to Break 2019 Tourist Arrival Record in 2022

Greece’s tourism minister, Vassilis Kikilias, has confirmed that the country will break pre-pandemic 2019 tourist arrival levels this year.

Greek Summer Stickers on Viber the ‘New Thing’

As part of its promotional drive, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has teamed up with Viber and launched a Visit Greece channel and a series of stickers depicting Greek summer fun.

Greece’s Regional Airports See Arrival Figures Soar in July

Greek summer is stronger than ever with the country’s 14 regional airports marking an 11.1% increase in passenger traffic over July 2019.

Photo of Rubbish-filled Zakynthos Shipwreck Beach Goes Viral

A photo of Zakynthos’ most famous site, Navagio Beach, filled with rubbish went viral creating a stir among local and government authorities.

Greece Ready to Welcome 1 Million Tourists a Week

Greece is set to welcome 1 million travelers a week, up from 900,000 per week in July, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Popular Paliokastritsa on Corfu Gets New Marina

A new 103-berth marina was recently inaugurated at Alypa in Paliokastritsa on the Greek island of Corfu.

Greece Welcomes Return of Key Tourist Markets in 2022

Greek tourism stakeholders are welcoming the return of key source markets such as US, Australia and Canada, which are contributing to the sector’s post-Covid-19 recovery.