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Greek Hotel Federation President Calls for Measures to Rekindle Domestic Tourism

The political instability, Greece’s troublesome and tedious negotiations with the EU and the resultant negative media reports are taking a toll on Greek tourism, Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX) President Yiannis Retsos said in a recent interview.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Report: Greek Hotel Internet Promo Can Bring in Cash

The Internet promotion of Greek hotels and accommodation can bring in up to 2 billion euros in revenues, according to a report released recently by the National Bank of Greece (NBG).

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Greece Tourism Resilient: Arrivals Stronger Than Ever

Greece may be in the midst of economic and political turmoil, but tourism is still going strong, according to the latest figures released by the Bank of Greece.

Greek Elections to Put Tourism to the Test… Again

Greece’s tourism industry will again have to flex its muscle ahead of yet another election period set for this coming September, in the middle of the fall tourism season, which is expected to see some 5.5 million tourists - roughly translating into 3.2 billion euros - making...

Alpha Bank: Improved Tourism Performance Puts a Brake on Recession in Greece

Increased tourist arrivals and the incoming cash flow appear to have saved Greece from the depths of recession, according to a report released last week by Alpha Bank.

Research Body ITEP: Still Many Pressing Issues in Greek Tourism

Mismatching revenues with increasing number of arrivals, a decline in spending, fewer overnight stays and seasonal demand, continue to be pressing issues affecting Greece’s tourism sector.

Pieria Hoteliers Team Up to Discuss Quality vs Illegal Board

A total of 228 hoteliers from the Pieria prefecture met on Thursday, during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) 2nd workshop in the town of Katerini, central Macedonia, to discuss the procedure and legal framework of the new classification system.

Kountoura Says Gov’t Eyeing Offsetting Measures for Tourism Industry

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced changes to the criteria that accommodation facilities in Greece must meet in order to be awarded relevant classification following her meeting with the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) in Thessaloniki, last week.

Alpha Bank Bets on Greek Tourism

Greek tourism is moving in the right direction, with 2016 set to be a promising year, according to a recent Alpha Bank report.

Greece Refugee Crisis Warding Off German Travelers

The ongoing refugee crisis in the Aegean, and Greece's economic instability are taking a toll on bookings by German holidaymakers, according to figures released by tourism group DER Touristik during its annual meeting held in Athens on Tuesday.

Greek Island Professionals Fear Hotspots will Deter Tourism

The five Greek islands bearing the brunt of the swelling numbers of fleeing refugees from Syria and elsewhere may also have to deal with dwindling numbers of tourists, which have for decades been their primary source of revenue.

Mouzenidis Group Moscow Meet Brings Greece Closer to Russia

More than 700 tour operators from across Russia participated in the Mouzenidis Group’s 1st Business Forum 2016 held at the Renaissance Monarch Center in Moscow on Tuesday, which cast the spotlight on Greece and its tourism offerings this summer.

Greece Hotel Units in the Red

Greek hotel owners seem to be unable to pay back the loans they've taken out, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) deputy governor Theodore Mitrakos. Out of a total of 7.6 billion euros in loans granted to tourist accommodations, approximately half (49.8 percent) have been recorded...

WTTC: Tourism Investment in Greece Drops, Better Outlook in 10 Years

Greek tourism seems to slowing down this year according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which predicts that tourism investment in Greece is set to drop, adding however that travel receipts will mark a small rise.

TUI Says Austrian Vacationers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

Turkey move over, Greece now leads Austrian travelers’ holiday destination choices, according to a survey carried out by international tour group TUI and presented in Vienna recently.

SETE Chief Says 2016 ‘Last-minute’ Year for Greek Tourism

SETE President Andreas Andreadis' outlook for Greek tourism in 2016 is reluctantly optimistic, as he described it as a “last minute year” due to the inconsistency of bookings and said that the positive outcome is more due to the geopolitical events in the region rather than...

PayPal, Data Insight: Russian Travelers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

It seems that Russian vacationers have a soft spot for Greece and the numbers are growing according to a recent online study by PayPal and Data Insight which bears this out with the number of Russian tourists visiting this summer expected to rise by up to 70 percent.

Last-Minute Bookings to Make or Break 2016 Tourism for Greece

While incoming air traffic to Greece for the January-June period marked a 4.9 percent increase, up by 278,000 arrivals, inbound road traffic dropped by 7.4 percent at a loss of about 337,000 arrivals compared to the same period in 2015.