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Greece Among Top 3 on ‘At Risk Tourism Index’

Greece is among the world’s top three destinations at risk due to climate change, overtourism, or human activity, according to the newly established “At Risk Tourism Index”.

TAIPED-owned 30% Stake in Athens Airport Up for Sale

Greece’s Economic Policy Council has decided to accelerate the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens International Airport.

Crete’s Hersonissos Innovates with ‘Local Passport’ for Repeat Visitors

The Northern Crete municipality of Hersonissos has taken a bold step introducing the “Local Passport” granted to repeat visitors or to those wishing to get married there.

Greek Health Ministry Scraps Medical Meeting Planning Regulation

A regulation covering the approval procedure for the organization of medical and scientific conferences in Greece has been rescinded.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.
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Greek Consumer Group Releases Hotel Rights Guide

As the summer holiday season peaks, Greek consumer rights group EKPIZO released a guide of travelers’ rights for hotel stays or rooms to let. 

Doctor, Nurses, Bike Patrols to Man Acropolis Site

The Acropolis site will now have a permanent doctor on duty, nursing personnel and a standby ambulance, according to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Azur Boutique Hotel a Doorway to the Athenian Riviera

Azur Boutique Hotel’s top quality, subtle elegance and warm hospitality are sure to make your stay in Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, memorable.

Donoussa Island Gastro Event Showcases Cyclades Products

Greek and Italian food experts got together for the 'Avli Meets Donoussa' event with the aim to showcase Cyclades products and flavors.

Greek Congress Organizers Up in Arms Over ‘Unclear’ Ministry Regulation

A recent ministry regulation covering the approval procedure for the organization of medical conferences in Greece is expected to impact 50 associated professions, says HAPCO.

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

KEPE: EU Tourists Generate Almost Half of Greece’s 10-year Revenue

During the 2008-2018 period, EU travelers generated 59.9 billion euros to Greece, which accounts for 44 percent of the total revenue, says KEPE.

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.