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Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

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.

Greece Sees Q1 2019 Travel Receipts Rise by 34.8%

Greece travel receipts for the January-March 2019 period increased by 34.8 percent to 747 million euros, according to the Bank of Greece.

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.

Stronger Spending Drives Up January-April Travel Receipts for Greece 

The balance of travel services for the January-April period showed a surplus of 412 million euros, driven by a 22.8 percent rise in travel receipts.

March Travel Receipts for Greece Up by 32.2%

Greece's travel receipts increased in March by 32.2 percent year-on-year to 319 million euros from 241 million euros in the same month last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Soaring Travel Receipts for Greece, Up by 41% in Jan-Feb

Greece's travel receipts rose by 41.1 percent or 129 million euros in the first two months of the year driven by a 32 percent leap in average spending per trip, the country's central bank said.

Tourism Traffic, Revenues Peak at Five Greek Regions

For one more year, tourist traffic to Greece accelerated with Greek destinations welcoming some 33 million visitors in 2018, a 9.7 percent increase against 2017.

Greek Hoteliers Say 3-day Holidays a Boon, but Taxation Still Heavy

Greek hoteliers were rubbing their hands this week after the three-day Clean Monday weekend, which brought in the crowds and packed the hotels.

Patra, Xanthi Hotels Fully Booked for Carnival

Xanthi and Patra hoteliers are expressing satisfaction with occupancy levels for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend marking the end of carnival season in Greece.

Airlines Slash Scheduled Seats to Greece by 7% in 2019

Airlines have slashed the number of scheduled seats to Greece by 7 percent, or 1.3 million, this year compared to 2018, according to findings released by INSETE.

Quality, Service, Cleanliness Give Greek Hotels Advantage Over Rivals

Hotels in Greece took the lead in 2018 over accommodation facilities at rival destinations in terms of overall quality and service, according to INSETE.

Strong Tourism Flows, Travel Receipts for Greece in November 2018

Greece's travel receipts rose by 42.4% year-on-year in November 2018, driven by a 6.2% rise in inbound traffic and increased spending per trip by 35.8%.

Greece Travel Receipts Up by 8.4% in Jan-Sept 2018

Travel receipts for the nine months to September 2018 increased by 8.4 percent compared to the same period in 2017, according to final data released by the Bank of Greece.

Greek Hoteliers Satisfied with Holiday Season Occupancy Rates

Traditional winter destinations, mostly in mainland Greece, are set to win over the crowds this holiday season, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Greece’s Winter Destination Hotels to Reach Full Capacity, Experts Say

Greece’s winter destinations are set to welcome the majority of Greece’s holiday travelers with tourism experts expecting hotels to reach full capacity.

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.

Greece Tourist Traffic Still Strong in September but Spending Down

Inbound tourist traffic to Greece rose in September, but travel receipts are still slow and the average spending per trip recorded a drop.