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Survey: Travelers Give Greece Thumbs Up

Travelers to Greece are giving the country thumbs up in terms of overall tourism experience and quality, according to a survey conducted by QED Market Research.

Reduced Overnights Knock Down Greek Tourism Revenues

The decreasing numbers of overnight stays is the factor determining revenues in tourism, according to a recent study conducted by SETE Intelligence, the research institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Greece Set to Gain in 2017 as Safe Destination

Greece is expected to gain from the instability in the wider Mediterranean region with pre-bookings setting the trend for 2017, according to Alpha Bank analysts.

Greek Hotel Nine-Month Earnings on the Rise

Despite dwindling revenue figures from tourism, hotels across Greece are seeing a 10 percent rise in earnings in the first nine months of the year, according to GBR Consulting.

Greece Arrival Numbers on the Rise, Revenue Shrinking

Despite growing arrival numbers, Greek tourism has failed to meet expectations with the balance of travel services marking an 8.8 percent drop in the first eight months of 2016 against last year, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Greeks Holidaying Less Due to Crisis?

Greeks took fewer holidays and cut their vacation period short in 2015, according to the latest data released by the country’s statistical authority ELSTAT, costing the local tourism industry up to 121 million euros in takings.

Tourists Not Spending Enough Money in Greece

The average spending of tourists in Greece dropped by 8.9 percent at 597.9 euros per trip in July, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

July 2016 Tourism Revenue for Greece Disappoints

Despite promising arrival figures to Greece, tourists are not digging into their pockets, according to Bank of Greece data release on Tuesday, indicating a 3.5 percent drop in travel receipts, down by 100 million euros, for July compared to the same month in 2015.

Greek Tourism Boosts Employment in First Seven Months of 2016

The Greek tourism sector remains one of the country’s driving forces contributing some 82 percent to the increase in employment in the first seven months of the year, according to the latest labor ministry data.

Tourism Minister Expects Record Rise in Arrivals to Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said she expects a record rise in the number of arrivals this year and increased revenue thanks in large part to the ministry’s targeted actions.

Dynamic Tourist Flows for Ionian Islands in July

Greece’s Ionian Islands, which include Corfu, Zakynthos and Kefallonia, recorded a welcome increase in the number of July arrivals, regional authorities said last week.

Greece Tourism Body Says 11th-hour Travelers to Compensate for Lost Ground

Last-minute vacationers are offsetting losses recorded in the first summer months of the year with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) indicating a 9 percent rise in the number of arrivals in July at regional airports and a 9.6 percent increase at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.

Tourism Breathing Life into Greek Economy, Alpha Bank Says

Tourism is picking up pace and breathing life into the Greek economy according to the latest weekly report by Alpha Bank.

Pilot Flights from Jordan to Rhodes in September

In efforts to expand the tourism season and attract new markets, the South Aegean Region is tapping into the Middle East with the launch of two direct flights on September 7 and 14 from Jordan to Rhodes as part of a pilot program set to be fully implemented in 2017.

Greece Welcomes More Russian Tourists, Turkey Spillover

The number of Russian travelers to Greece and the resultant spending has given the Greek economy a much-needed boost with arrivals up by 47.6 percent at 83,000 and spending increased by 8.7 percent or 54 million euros in the first five months of the year, according to data...

ICAP: Greece Tourism Growth Boosts Hospitality Sector

Greece’s hospitality sector is seeing a boost in revenues thanks to an ongoing upward trend in tourism, a recent ICAP sector study reveals.

Study: Greece Four-month Direct Hotel Bookings Drop

Direct bookings to Greek hotels declined in the first four months of the year by 9.3 percent compared to the same period in 2015, according to a recent study released by digital marketeers Nelios, who cited the recent instability in the wider region behind the dwindling figures.

Last-Minute Bookings to Make or Break 2016 Tourism for Greece

While incoming air traffic to Greece for the January-June period marked a 4.9 percent increase, up by 278,000 arrivals, inbound road traffic dropped by 7.4 percent at a loss of about 337,000 arrivals compared to the same period in 2015.

PayPal, Data Insight: Russian Travelers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

It seems that Russian vacationers have a soft spot for Greece and the numbers are growing according to a recent online study by PayPal and Data Insight which bears this out with the number of Russian tourists visiting this summer expected to rise by up to 70 percent.