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Greece a Favorite Luxury Travel Destination in 2016, Says SETE Intelligence

Greece welcomed 402,000 luxury travelers in 2016, making it the third most popular destination in this category for European markets after Italy and Spain.

Incoming Traffic at Greek Airports on the Rise in February 2018

February tourist arrivals increased at major Greek airports by 24.9%, reinforcing estimates of a good year ahead for Greek tourism, according to SETE Intelligence.

German Tour Experts Concerned About Greece Room Capacity

German tour operators are concerned about a shortage of rooms at Greek destinations in view of an increase in summer sales from Germany.

Greek Tourism a Global Force Among OECD’s Top 10

Greece is ranked 10th among 49 other countries with the largest number of tourism arrivals in 2016, according to the OECD annual report.

Central Bank Head Sees Positive Year Ahead for Greek Tourism

The Greek tourism sector is moving full speed ahead for an even stronger year, said Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras in his 2017 report.

Report Profiles Incoming Tourists to Greece in 2015-2016

The majority of tourists visiting Greece in 2015 and 2016 opted to pre-book their holidays, according to the latest study released by SETE Intelligence.

Trivago Reveals Travelers’ Favorite Winter Destinations in Greece

Four of the top 10 favorite winter destinations in Greece for foreign travelers were on Santorini, according to data released by trivago.gr.

GBR: Greek Hoteliers Expect Higher Occupancy Rates in 2018

More than half of Greece’s hoteliers are expecting occupancy rates to increase by at least two percent this year compared to 2017, according to GBR Consulting.

German Travel Interest in Greece Soaring

Greece is winning over German travelers, pushing rival Turkey aside, with tourism professionals saying 2018 will break all records.

DRV Says More Germans Eyeing Greece Holidays in 2018

On the back of increasing sales for travel to Greece, the German Travel Association (DRV) is forecasting the upward trend to continue into 2018.

INSETE: Greece Autumn Arrivals, Tourism Revenue Stronger

Greece's number of arrivals and tourism-related revenue increased in September and October according to InSETE’s monthly bulletin.

Greece-bound Travelers from Germany to Peak in 2018

Tour operators and sector professionals in Germany are forecasting a record year ahead with more German travelers choosing Greece for their holidays in 2018.

Greece Welcomes a 100% Rise in Indian Travelers

The number of Indian travelers choosing Greece as a tourism destination this year shot up by more than 100 percent compared to 2016.

INSETE: Autumn Tourism to Greece Going Strong

Greece’s efforts to extend the tourism season are paying off as demonstrated by an 8.6 percent rise in traffic for September and October, according to Institute SETE (INSETE).

More Overnight Stays in Jan-Aug 2017 for Thessaloniki Hotels

Hotels in Thessaloniki reported more overnight stays in the first eight months of the year, up by 4.26 percent, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

SETE: Road, Sea, Air Travel to Greece on the Rise

Incoming traffic to Greece by road, air and sea is increasing, paving the way for improved figures in 2017, according to the monthly bulletin of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Bank of Greece: Tourism Performance on the Rise in July

Greece in July saw a 5.3 percent rise in tourism-related revenue and a 10.2 percent increase in the number of incoming travelers, compared to the same month last year.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tourist Flows Still Strong in September for Greece

Summer is still on in Greece this September with hotels fully booked, flights on the rise and cruise travel marking its best month of the year this far.

Tourism Boom Taking a Toll on Greek Destinations, Infrastructure

With the number of travelers doubling over the last five years, authorities at Greek destinations are finding it difficult to address the results of so-called “overtourism".