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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.

INSETE Study Looks into Greek Crisis Years Tourism Figures

The number of arrivals to Greece grew by 89 percent over the the 2005-2017 period, with average spending decreasing by 3 percent, according to a new study released by INSETE.

INSETE: Majority of Tourists to Greece Book in Advance

An increased number of Europeans visited Greece last year for their holidays, stayed longer and 93 percent booked in advance, according to a new study released by INSETE.

Greece-Serbia Forum Aims to Boost Tourism Exchange 

The 1st Greek-Serbian Tourism Forum will be held in Thessaloniki on November 9 to strengthen the exchange of tourist flows between the two countries.

Tourism Flows to Greece Robust for August

Tourism traffic to Greece continued its dynamic into August, with Greek destinations welcoming more than 6 million travelers, according to the Bank of Greece.

Marine Tourism Big Boost to Greece’s GDP, INSETE Finds

Marine tourism accounts for a considerable part of Greece’s GDP and employment, according to a study released by INSETE.

Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

Rhodes and the Ionian Islands are breaking incoming tourism records for September with flows continuing strong into October.

Brits Have Soft Spot for Europe, Tourism Figures Rising

All the more Brits are packing their bags, many eyeing Greece, as demonstrated by the rising outgoing tourism figures presented by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.