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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.

Attica Hoteliers See Rise in Jan-April Occupancy Levels

Hotels in Athens and across Attica welcomed more guests in the first four months of the year, marking a 5.3 percent increase in occupancy rates against 2017.

GNTO Accelerates Greece Promo Drive with FAM Trips

The GNTO is continuing its promotion of Greece through a series of familiarization (FAM) trips organized for foreign journalists, bloggers and tour operators.

Survey: Crete Among Eurozone’s Top Value-for-Money Travel Spots

Crete resorts are offering UK holidaymakers their money’s worth, according to the 12th Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.

Ancient Corinth Goes 3D as Part of Google – CyArk Project

Google Arts & Culture and CyArk are offering internet users the chance to ‘experience’ some of the world’s greatest wonders in 3D, among them Greece’s Ancient Corinth.

Greek Port, Boarding Security Under the Microscope

The issue of port and passenger ship boarding security has recently come into the spotlight in Greece, after a man jumped off a ferry near Syros.

Greece, Cyprus Top ‘Sunshine Saturday’ Choices for the Brits

Greece and Cyprus are at the top of British travelers’ bucket lists, according to travel agents working full speed ahead for 'Sunshine Saturday’, the busiest day for holiday bookings in the UK

Greek Spa Tourism Needs Regulatory Framework to Take Off

Technical specifications and setting out protected zones are the prerequisites for the development of thermal springs and spa tourism in Greece.

NJV Athens Plaza Spreads Holiday Cheer to Flood-hit Mandra Kids

The NJV Athens Plaza in Athens held a charity Christmas event, collecting gifts for the children of Mandra, which was ravaged last month by fatal floods.

Lower Purchase Limits Boost Tax Free Shopping in Greece by 12%

Tax free shopping picked up pace in Greece over the last 12 months marking a 63 percent increase in sales and a 12 percent rise in purchase value.

Athens Airport Management Plans to Invest €400m in Upgrades

Athens International Airport's operator has announced plans to put 400 million euros into the upgrade of the airport, over the next five years.

Eurostat: Business Travel Down by 40% Due to Crisis

Business travel in the EU has decreased by 40 percent since the onset of the economic crisis, according to the Union’s statistical bureau.

Athens Airport Gets 20-year Concession Extension

Athens International Airport’s concession to run the country’s largest airport for the next 20 years has received the green light.

Tax Free Shopping in Greece Gains Momentum

Increasing tourist flows boosted tax free shopping in Greece by 44 percent in the first seven months of the year compared to 2016, according to Global Blue.

Licensing Procedure for Greek Spa Tourism Enterprises Extended

Entrepreneurs active in spa tourism will be able to apply through to December 12, 2017 for the licensing of their businesses.

One in 10 New Hotels in Greece a Five-Star

Hospitality and accommodation in Greece is becoming better than ever with one in five new hotels offering five-star services.

Greece Tourism Revenues Still Lagging Despite More Visitors

A Bank of Greece survey urges tourism sector stakeholders to focus more on attracting additional overnight stays rather than increasing foreign visitor arrivals.