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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.

Real Estate Study Says Bad Hotel Loan Portfolios a Hidden Opportunity

Investment groups handling non-performing loan portfolios stand to gain from the hidden value of the properties serving as collateral.

GBR: More 5-star Hotels in Greece Running Under Brand Names

The majority - 59 percent - of five-star hotels in Greece are running under a brand name, according to a survey recently released by GBR Consulting.

Greek Airports See 12.4% Rise in Incoming Traffic Overall

Greece’s major airports have seen a 12.4 percent rise in incoming traffic since the beginning of the year until the end of October.

New Destinations, Fresh Products Key to Stronger Greek Tourism Dynamic

Promoting lesser-known destinations and introducing innovative products are the next step if Greece wants to capitalize on the strong dynamic of its tourism sector.

Athens, Thessaloniki Feature in Greece’s New City Break Promo Video

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Aegean Airlines launched a new video campaign promoting Athens and Thessaloniki as city break destinations.

DER Touristik CEO Says 2019 ‘Super Year for Greece’

The Greek island of Samos will be the top destination for its clients in 2019, says DER Touristik Group, adding that 2019 promises to be the year of Greece.

Western Greece Region Leader in Tourism Revenue

The Region of Western Greece is in the lead in terms of tourism-related revenue due to increased visits and overnight stays in the second quarter of 2018.

Foreign Visitor Spending in Greece on the Rise

Greece is ranked 18th among 30 countries that have seen the largest growth in spending from international visitors in the past seven years, according to a report released by WTTC.

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.

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.

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 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).

Greece Tourism Figures Escalate in June 2018

Inbound tourism to Greece marked a 22.3 percent rise in June compared to the same month in 2017, while related revenue grew by 16 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

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.