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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.