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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.

Top Annoying Travel Habits – Study

Noisy travelers, smart-phone obsession, cultural insensitivity, mass tour groups and selfie-takers are cited as being the most annoying travel habits, according to a survey released by Agoda.

Survey: More Trips for Greek Nationals in 2017

The number of Greek nationals taking trips grew in 2017 by 10.2 percent to 4.5 million who went on 7.5 million trips, up by 12.6 percent compared to 2016, a survey found.

Greek Tourism Figures for June Continue Upward Trend

Greece tourism is riding on a wave of strong interest as demonstrated by the increase in the number of arrivals to the country, stronger revenue, and growing investor interest.

Handelsblat: Robust Tourism Driving Greece out of Crisis

Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the deadly fires, reports Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.

Greek Tourism Success Story Going Strong

Greek tourism is flying high, setting the groundwork for better days to come, according data released over the last six months.

INSETE: Greece’s Commitment to Reforms Key to Growth

Improved competitiveness and successful fiscal adjustment have contributed to the Greek economy’s positive performance in the first quarter of 2018, according to INSETE.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Greek Q1 Tourism Revenue Edging Upward

Greek tourism-related revenue grew in the first quarter of the year to 554 million euros, marking a 13.2 percent increase compared to 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.