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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). 

Hotrec: Quality, Variety of Local Cuisine Lands Greece Among Europe’s Top 3 Foodie Destinations

Greece is in the top three European destinations with regards to overall quality and variety of local food and cuisine, according to a Hotrec survey.

Greek Tourism Makes News in the Economist

Under the title “Kalo Taxidi! Greek Tourism”, the Economist says Greece is set to welcome more travelers from the UK, Russia and Germany.

Five Regions Collect Most 2016 Travel Receipts in Greece

Five out of 13 regions in Greece accounted for the better part (87.5 percent) of the 12,749 million euros in travel revenue for 2016.

Greece’s Q1 Tourism Revenue, Arrivals Not Up to Par

Greece's Tourism receipts for the January-March period reached €513.2 million, lower than the same period in 2015, while arrivals dropped by 1.8 percent.

German Tourist Trust Recovering After Terror Strikes, Greece Leading Choice

Greece remains steadily at the top of German travelers’ choices for vacation this summer, according to tour operators in Germany.

Greece Jan-Feb 2017 Tourism Revenue Down

Tourism revenue in Greece decreased by 2.7 percent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, while tourism traffic declined by 2.8 percent.

Athens-Attica Hotel Numbers Dwindling After 2004 Games

The total number of hotel units in Attica dropped by three percent, down from 669 in 2005 to 649 in 2016, due to the crisis in the hotel business, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Trivago: Corfu, Nafplio and Monemvasia Top Easter Choices for Greeks

The number of Greeks selecting local destinations for the Easter holidays is set to rise compared to last year, according to a trivago survey.

Greece Tourism Revenue Down in January

Greek tourism revenue declined by 2.4 percent in the first month of the year, according to data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG).

French Travelers Opt for Greece

French travelers are choosing Greece among their top four choices for summer holidays this year, according to feedback from the Salon du Tourisme held last week at Paris’ Porte de Versailles.

Aviation Body Says 3.75m Travelers Enter Greek Airports in Jan.-Feb.

A total of 3.75 million passengers, up by 7.2%, compared to the same period in 2016, have gone through Greek airports in the first two months of the year.

Positive Signs for Greek Tourism as Pre-bookings Grow

Tourists from Germany, Russia and the UK have already made plans to visit Greece this summer pushing the number of pre-bookings into positive territory and offering sector professionals a glimpse of what’s in store for 2017.

Three Greek Cities in Euromonitor’s ‘Top 100 Destinations’ Report

Three Greek cities are in the top 100 city destinations ranking in terms of international tourist arrivals, according to Euromonitor International.

December Travelers Give Greece Thumbs Up for Satisfaction

Visitors to Greek hotels appear to be happy with the services offered in December 2016, according to a recent report released by ReviewPro.

Airport Data Reveals Strong German Traveler Interest in Greece

Data from Traveltainment Market Analytics has placed Greece among the top 10 emerging destinations for German travelers.