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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.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Eurobarometer: Greeks Low on Travel in the EU

A mere 26 percent of Greeks traveled to another EU country in the last 12 months, according to a Flash Eurobarometer study, titled “The End of Roaming Charges One Year Later”.

Greece Q1 Travel Traffic Up, Spending Down

Incoming traffic to Greece in the first quarter of the year rose by 11.5 percent year-on-year but average spending per trip decreased by 7.3 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

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.