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Greece Travel Receipts Up by 12.6% in February

Greek travel receipts rose in February by 12.6 percent to 152 million euros against 135 million euros in the same month last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

ITEP Study: Greek Hotels See Growth but Lag in Profits

Seasonality, failure to upgrade, and tourism concentrated in certain destinations have taken a toll on Greek hotels, according to an ITEP report.

Ionian Islands Expect Increasing Tourist Inflows from The Netherlands

All the more Dutch travelers appear to have their sights set on holidays in Greece and particularly in the Ionian, according to the region's officials.

Halkidiki Gaining Ground in Dutch Travel Market

Halkidiki, northern Greece, is gaining ground in the Dutch travel market, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO).

Crete Region ‘Star of the Show’ at Vienna Holiday Fair

Following its participation in the Ferien-Messe Wien, Austria’s largest travel show, the Region of Crete said pre-bookings for 2018 have significantly increased.

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

Greece Wins Over 800,000 Russian Tourists in 2017

More than 800,000 Russian tourists visited Greek destinations in 2017, according to data released by the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism).

Demand for Athens Still Lagging Behind Rome, Barcelona

Demand for Rome and Barcelona in 2016 was greater than for Athens despite the Greek city’s popularity, according to a recent study.

French, German Travelers Stimulate Greece’s August Tourism Earnings

French and German travelers contributed largely to the positive performance of Greek tourism in August 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

Greek September Sees Hotel Rates Rise

Hotel rates at popular destinations across Greece have increased by 22 percent for the month of September, according to a Trivago report.

Fully-booked Spain May Bolster Greece Tourism

Higher prices and over crowding in Spain are expected to boost tourism to cheaper destinations including Greece.

Five-star Resorts Packed for Greece’s Aug. 15 Holiday, Rates Soar

Five-star hotels at popular destinations across Greece are fully booked and charging higher rates for the August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday.

Smaller Budget, Shorter Stays for Greek Vacationers

SETE says travel spending by Greek holidaymakers has decreased by 65 percent in the last nine years with locals set to vacation less in 2017.

Report Explores Seasonality, Link to Greece Tourism Revenue

Exploring the causes of seasonality in Greek tourism and finding ways to effectively deal with the issue are the focus of a GSEE report.

Tourist Traffic to Ionian Isles on Upward Trend 

Tourist arrivals to the Ionian islands, including Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu, grew by 12.1 percent in the first six months of 2017.

PayPal Survey: 99% of Greeks Recommend a Trip to Greece

According to a PayPal survey, 99 percent of Greeks would wholeheartedly recommend that foreign travelers holiday in their country.

Private Sector, Society to Foster Growth, SETE Head Retsos Says

Growth can only come from the private sector and society, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos said.

TUI, Thomas Cook Say Brisk Demand for Greece

Global tour giants TUI and Thomas Cook say the number of bookings for Greek destinations has grown significantly this summer.

ATOR: Russian Tourists Prefer Crete, Rhodes, Corfu

Russian travelers are selecting Crete, Corfu and Rhodes for their 2017 summer holidays, according to the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR).