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Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

Three Greek Cities Among World’s 100 Hottest Travel Spots in 2018

Athens, Heraklion on Crete, and Rhodes are included in the world’s 100 most popular travel destinations, according to Euromonitor International.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

Dutch Market Gets Taste of Epirus Town in Ioannina

Tourism professionals from Epirus, recently visited The Netherlands as part of a promotional campaign to reach out to the Dutch market and boost tourism in 2019.

Athens’ Central Ermou 15th Most Expensive Retail Street in the World

Athens’ central thoroughfare, Ermou street, has been ranked 15th most expensive retail street in the world, moving up four spots from 19th in 2017.

Poll: Millennials Keen on Luxury Travel, Know Their Stuff

The largest age group traveling at the moment are the millennials, who are better educated, prefer city breaks and love luxury, according to ITB-IPK’s World Travel Monitor.

TEMES-Dogus and Hilton International Extend Partnership

Hilton International and Hilton Athens property owner Ionian Hotel Enterprises SA, have agreed to extend their current contract ending on 31 December 2018 by three years.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Sees Rise in Revenue, Participation

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival generated revenues of 5 million euros for 2018, up by 38 percent compared to 2017 at 3.6 million euros.

Peloponnese Tourism Organization Boosts its Promotional Actions

The Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) is boosting its promotional activities in Greece and abroad for 2019, aiming to attract more high-income travelers.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

Greek Small Hospitality Business Owners Call on PM to Ensure Fair Play

Greek small hospitality business owners are calling on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take action that guarantees fair play as the home-sharing sector grows.

Thessaloniki Overnight Stays Edge Up in Jan-Aug 2018

The number of overnight stays at Thessaloniki's hotels edged up in the first eight months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

Greek Seamen Go Ahead with 24-hour Strike – No Ferries on September 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has decided to go ahead with a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday, September 3, adding that they are considering additional action.

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 Revenue Body Launches ‘Apodixi Please’ Campaign to Nab Tax Evaders

The "Apodixi Please' campaign is urging tourists in Greece to ask for a receipt with their transactions.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Survey: Majority of Travelers to Greece Pay by Credit Card

The majority of foreign travelers to Greece pay by credit card for their transactions, according to Mastercard's Global Consumer Tracker study.

Greece’s Public Revenue Body Issues Traveler Rights Guide

Duty free sales, VAT exemption and cash limits are some of the issues covered in a newly released guide by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), for travelers visiting the country.

Karavakia Thessaloniki Waterbus Boosts Boats, Routes for Summer

Karavakia Thessaloniki Waterbus has added “Agios Georgios” to its fleet of boats connecting Thessaloniki with destinations in the Thermaic Gulf.