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More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Greece-bound Tourists from Russia, US and Germany Spend More in June

Russian, US and German holidaymakers spent more on their vacation in Greece in June, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

Greek Tourism Set to Attract €4.1bn in Investments

A total of €4.1 billion in tourism investments & €3.2 billion in up-coming projects are set to cement the sector as a key driver of the Greek economy. 

Too Many Tourists Causing Disruption, Europeans Getting Fed Up

Residents at cities across Europe are telling tourists to go home after the massive inflows of travelers are making life a burden at many destinations.

UNWTO Barometer Says 2017 Positive Year for Greek Tourism

Greece ranks 2nd in terms of per capita travel surplus and 5th for per capita international tourist receipts, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

SETE: Quality Over Quantity Key for Future of Greek Tourism

Over-taxation, no capital controls and upgrading infrastructure are vital to ensuring a healthy future for Greek tourism, says SETE chief Yiannis Retsos.

SEV: Greece Tourism Infrastructure Needs Upgrade Now

The Greek tourism sector is showing healthy signs of recovery but for growth to continue infrastructure should be upgraded immediately, according to SEV.

Greek Summer Loading: Expecting 3.2m Visitors in August 

Greece is expecting 3.2 million visitors this month breaking all records and demonstrating the sector’s robust growth.

Smaller Budget, Shorter Stays for Greek Vacationers

SETE says travel spending by Greek holidaymakers has decreased by 65 percent in the last nine years with locals set to vacation less in 2017.

NBG Says €6bn Needed for Greece Hotel Sector Growth 

The National Bank of Greece says that a competitive tourism product, new destinations, extended season and investments for upgrades or new hotels are necessary to boost travel revenue by 40%.

Report Explores Seasonality, Link to Greece Tourism Revenue

Exploring the causes of seasonality in Greek tourism and finding ways to effectively deal with the issue are the focus of a GSEE report.

Sector Experts Say Big Break for Greek Tourism Now 

A friendlier investment environment and robust tourism earnings are key to ensuring the sector’s best performance ever, SETE says.

May Travel Receipts, Traffic to Greece on the Rise

Travel revenue and incoming tourism traffic rose in May by 1.7 percent and 1.5 percent year-on-year respectively, according to the Bank of Greece.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Summer ‘Fully Booked’

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said this week that she expects most destinations to be fully booked in the upcoming period.

Greece Jan-March Travel Receipts Down by 9.2%

Travel receipts came to 489 million euros in January-March 2017, down by 9.2 percent compared to the same period in 2016, according to the Bank of Greece.

Three Airlines, Two Operators Handling Bulk of Tourists to Greece

Two tour operators and three airlines handle the bulk of travelers interested in Greece this summer, according to the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority.

SETKE: June Bookings Down for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities

Small tourism accommodation facilities in Greece recorded a decline in bookings and overnight stays for the month of June.

Private Sector, Society to Foster Growth, SETE Head Retsos Says

Growth can only come from the private sector and society, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos said.

Greek Tourism Sector Riding High in June

Greece's tourism sector is growing more robust than ever with high occupancy rates in June, increased prices and Athens among travelers’ top picks.

Greece Tourism Revenues Still Lagging Despite More Visitors

A Bank of Greece survey urges tourism sector stakeholders to focus more on attracting additional overnight stays rather than increasing foreign visitor arrivals.