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Greek Consumer Group: Know Your Beach Rights

Greek beaches, whether private or public, are required by law to provide access to all bathers, according to Greece’s main consumers group, EKPIZO.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

More than Half of World’s Travelers Rely on Instagram for Inspiration

More than half of the world’s travelers turn to Instagram for inspiration, with Santorini, the Acropolis and Elafonissi among the top 10 most sought-after destinations.

Peloponnese Tourism Professionals Working to Create the Arcadia Riviera

Actions are underway to put dozens of Kynouria's small mountain and coastal villages on the tourism map, while creating experiences that will bring tourists back to Arcadia.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Attica Region Invites Arab Travelers to Greece  

Attica Tourism Directorate representatives visited Qatar to present the region’s luxury tourism options, aiming to attract higher spending travelers.

Action Plan to Transform Arcadia into the ‘Tuscany of Greece’

The Arcadia Chamber has plans to turn the area into the “Tuscany of Greece” and Tripoli into a citybreak destination that will serve as a base for the entire region.

Austrian Travelers Set Sights on Greece this Summer

Greece appears to be at the top of Austrian travelers’ bucket lists this year, according to data on outbound flights presented by airport authorities from Graz, Linz and Salzburg.

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Antigon Urban Chic Hotel Experience Winning Awards and Traveler Hearts

In under six months of operation, the Antigon Urban Chic Hotel in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, has managed to win over crowds and awards.

EU’s ‘EDEN’ Ranks Patra 2nd for Social Media Outreach

Patra in Western Greece has been ranked second for the efficiency and success of its online communication strategy, according to an EDEN report.

Peloponnese Tourism Body Partners with ‘Authentic Greece’ to Promote Local Products

As part of its promotional drive for 2019, the Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) has partnered with Greek product promotion company Authentic Greece.

Attica Region, Hotel Chamber Join Forces for Tourism

The Region of Attica and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels have agreed to cooperate towards the development of additional tourism options in Attica.

Tourism to North Aegean Islands Recovers in 2018 After Migrant Crisis

The islands of the North Aegean, which have been on the receiving end of refugee and migrant flows from neighboring Turkey, recorded improved tourism results in 2018.

Crete Among Top 5 Travel Spots for Best Mix of Culture, Relaxation and Fun

Luxury travel specialist Sovereign has included Crete among the world’s top five holiday destinations for those seeking to get the best variety of culture, relaxation and entertainment.

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.