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More Chinese Travelers Setting Sights on Greece

Over 1.5 million Chinese tourists are expected to Greece in the coming years, who are interested in the country's attractions, culture and shopping market.

Tourism to Crete Boosts Alcohol Consumption

Robust tourism flows and higher incomes have sent alcohol consumption on the island of Crete to new heights in the first five months of 2017.

TUI Chief Says Longer Season, Improved Infrastructure Key to Greece’s Tourism Growth

Extending the season and creating substantial infrastructure are key to maintaining the momentum in Greek tourism, TUI Group CEO Friedrich Joussen said.

Greece’s Q1 Tourism Revenue, Arrivals Not Up to Par

Greece's Tourism receipts for the January-March period reached €513.2 million, lower than the same period in 2015, while arrivals dropped by 1.8 percent.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Greece Jan-Feb 2017 Tourism Revenue Down

Tourism revenue in Greece decreased by 2.7 percent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, while tourism traffic declined by 2.8 percent.

Athens Among World’s Top 50 Millennial Destinations

Athens is among the world’s top 50 cities attracting millennials and first in terms of housing, scoring highest for cities with under 1 million inhabitants.

TUI’s German Clients Say Greek Hotel Services of Higher Quality

Greek hotel services have improved in quality, says a TUI Germany survey released by Elke Janssen, head of TUI Hotel Consulting & Quality Management.

Sunny Forecast for Greek Tourism by SETE Intelligence

Incoming traffic to Greece, including cruise travelers, is forecast to reach 28 million in 2017, according to SETE Intelligence.

PM Tsipras, SETE Say Greek Tourism Stronger than Ever

The prospects of Greek tourism and the actions required to keep the momentum going topped the agenda of a meeting held between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis.

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

SETE Chief Says Greece Tourism Revenue May Rise by 9% in 2017

Greece may see its revenue rise by as much as 1 billion euros in 2017, according to Andreas Andreadis, the president of the country’s tourism body, SETE.

Greek Hotels Gain from Carnival Season Bookings

Major Greek carnival destinations are expected to mark the beginning of a strong tourism season with increasing bookings for the 3-day Clean Monday holiday.

Positive Signs for Greek Tourism as Pre-bookings Grow

Tourists from Germany, Russia and the UK have already made plans to visit Greece this summer pushing the number of pre-bookings into positive territory and offering sector professionals a glimpse of what’s in store for 2017.

Israeli Travelers ‘Loving’ Greece, Planning Trips

All the more travelers from Israel are keen on visiting Greece, bringing figures up to 1.2 million in the last three years, Israeli media reports said.

Greece Tops Austrian Travelers’ Wish List for 2017

Greece is a favorite destination for Austrian holidaymakers judging by their pre-bookings, according to TUI Austria.

Greece Tourism Body Expects Record Arrivals in 2017, Spending Key

Tourist arrivals to Greece are expected to increase yet again this year, according to initial forecasts by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that the decisive factor will be an increase in spending.

German Traveler Interest Recovering

Greek tourism professionals are welcoming what appears to be a revival of German traveler interest in Greek destinations with talk of a 6 percent rise in pre-bookings for the upcoming summer as Germany’s consumer confidence is expected to show signs of improvement this month.

More Greeks Traveling Abroad for the Holidays

Bookings for the holiday season are marking a 3-5 percent rise with all the more Greeks planning trips abroad, according to recent data.

Athens Gaining Ground as Winter Destination

Tourist flows to Athens are on the rise with professionals saying this is the best December performance in a long time.