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Thessaloniki Info Desks Welcome over 40,000 Visitors in a Year

More than 40,000 visitors to Thessaloniki had the chance to learn more about the city’s tourist attractions through the Tourist Information Centers (TIC) set up a year ago.

UNWTO Chief: Greece Gets Kudos for Expertise, Experience and Innovation

Expertise, experience and innovation make Greece a leading tourist destination, according to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

New Jobs Driven by Tourism Boost Employment in Greece

The launch of the tourism season in Greece created additional new jobs in April, according to data from the Greek Labor Ministry’s Ergani system.

Changing Trends Alter Tourism Outcomes for Greece

The changing trends in Greece's source tourism markets and duration of stay appear to have changed the sector’s outcomes, according to INSETE.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Cyclades, Epirus Top Hotel Satisfaction Index in March

Greece is in the lead in terms of hotel services for the month of March, followed by Cyprus and Croatia, according to INSETE's monthly bulletin.

INSETE: City Breaks, Winter Destinations ‘Hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, according to recent data released by INSETE.

Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Greek Hospitality Market Good Choice for Brands, Says Report

Greece is an attractive option for international hotel brands seeking to enter new markets, according to a report recently released by hotel, tourism and leisure consultants Horwath HTL.

Greek Destinations Rivaling Each Other, Says Study

Greece’s destinations are in competition with each other in terms of winning over the potential holidaymaker exploring his options online, an INSETE study reveals.

Lesser-known Destinations, 3-star Facilities are Opportunities for Hotel Investors in Greece

Investors seeking to tap into Greece’s growing hospitality market should focus on lesser-known destinations and 3-star hotels, says Arbitrage Real Estate.

Greece Expects Visitor Numbers from Israel to Soar in 2019

More than 700,000 travelers from Israel are expected to visit Greece in 2019, according to figures released by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Western Greece Region Sets Aside €1m for Tourism Promotion until 2021

The Region of Western Greece has secured 1 million euros in EU funding for tourism promotional activities for the 2019-2021 period.

Tourism to North Aegean Islands Recovers in 2018 After Migrant Crisis

The islands of the North Aegean, which have been on the receiving end of refugee and migrant flows from neighboring Turkey, recorded improved tourism results in 2018.

Quality, Service, Cleanliness Give Greek Hotels Advantage Over Rivals

Hotels in Greece took the lead in 2018 over accommodation facilities at rival destinations in terms of overall quality and service, according to INSETE.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

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.