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Greece 7th Among Top 10 European Traveler Picks

Greece is ranked 7th among the Top 10 destinations of choice for European travelers, according to data released on Monday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) research unit.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

Greece Tourism Gets Off on the Right Foot, Despite Challenges

Despite the recent political changes in the country, incoming tourism to Greece seems to have taken off with an increased number of arrivals from abroad.

Greece Among Top 20 for Best Hotel Service, UK, Russia Worst

Greece was ranked 16th for the friendliness and competence of its hotel staff in an analysis of six million customer reviews released recently by international online booking agent Hotel.info.

DRV: German Travelers Still Booking Greece

Planned holidays, new destinations, demand for alternative travel and overall bookings through travel agents to Greece, are still high, according to a recent DRV (Deutscher ReiseVerband) report of market trends.

‘Die Presse’: Capital Controls No Obstacle for Tourism to Greece

Greece may have found itself between a rock and a hard place this summer with everything from capital controls and political instability to lingering talk of a “grexit” and a painful refugee influx but it appears that nothing managed to keep tourists aside.

Halkidiki Shows Off Adventure Choices at Germany’s TourNatur

Attracting nature lovers and adventure travelers is among the top priorities of Halkidiki authorities, who participated in this year’s TourNatur held at the Messe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf, earlier this month.

Chain Hotels Come Up Winners in Greece, Sector Report Finds

Hotels belonging to large accommodation chains recorded 67 percent higher revenue per room in 2014 against independent hotel units in Greece, while occupancy and room rates were significantly higher, an Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) report found.

Research Body Finds Greek Tourism Riding High into 2016

Incoming tourism to Greece continues to be strong despite the political and financial turmoil this year, but domestic tourism is shrinking, the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) found in its latest report.

Hellastat Sees Further Rise in Incoming Air Traffic to Greece

Athens-based statistics company Hellastat, says it expects a further rise in incoming air traffic for 2016, which is set to further establish Greece as a prime tourist destination.

Sector Body Says Greece Evaluation Process Thwarting Tourism

Greece’s ongoing negotiation and evaluation process may be taking a toll on tourism and forthcoming revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said this week.

Study: Number, Size of Greek Hotels on the Rise

Hotels are popping up in Greece with their dynamic marking a 52 percent increase between 1990 and 2015, according to research results announced by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) in Athens recently.

Bank Analysts See Potential in Greek Tourism

Tourism traffic to Greece stands to gain in great part from the ongoing insecurity in the surrounding region and the improved visa procedure for Russian and Chinese travelers, according to Alpha Bank analysts.

Study: Greece Four-month Direct Hotel Bookings Drop

Direct bookings to Greek hotels declined in the first four months of the year by 9.3 percent compared to the same period in 2015, according to a recent study released by digital marketeers Nelios, who cited the recent instability in the wider region behind the dwindling figures.

Greek Summer Travelers to Tighten their Belts in 2016

Greeks are set to spend less on their holidays this year, according to a recent study released by PayPal and market research company Gfk.

Big UK Holiday Exit this wkend, Greece Popular Choice, ABTA Says

As July comes to a close, holidaymakers across the UK are packing their bags ready to set off for their top destinations including Greece, Portugal Spain and Cyprus with ABTA estimating that 2.3 million people will be heading abroad this weekend (July 22-24).

Evia Island Sees French Tourist Numbers Dwindle

Tourism traffic from France to the Greek island of Evia appears to be on a downward trend with hundreds of bookings up in the air following the recent close of two of the island’s major hotel units.

Alt. Tourism Minister Hopeful for 2016, Greece Still Resilient

Amid terror attacks, Turkey’s failed coup, Brexit and the refugee crisis, Greek tourism appears to be resilient, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told a press briefing on Wednesday.

GNTO to Gauge Traveler Satisfaction at 11 Greek Airports

Aiming to ensure the best quality services are offered to travelers visiting Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced this week the launch of a survey across 11 Greek airports, inviting research companies to make their bids for the project.

Greece’s Alt. Tourism Minister Sees Light at Tunnel’s End

Greece’s Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is keeping a positive outlook, expecting revenue from incoming tourism to grow in 2016 despite geopolitics and terrorism.