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Car Rental an Investment Idea as Greek Tourism Grows

As the number of tourists visiting Greece grows, so does investor interest, with the car rental sector featuring high on the agenda, according to market reports.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

GNTO Accelerates Greece Promo Drive with FAM Trips

The GNTO is continuing its promotion of Greece through a series of familiarization (FAM) trips organized for foreign journalists, bloggers and tour operators.

Ferrari Club ‘Passione Rossa’ Gets Ready to Come to Greece

Passione Rossa, the most popular Ferrari car owners’ club in Italy, is getting ready to visit northwestern Greece to hold its mototourism event in Ioannina of Epirus.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Lira Tumble a Bonus to Turkish Tourism, a Setback for Greece

Tourism flows to Turkey have begun to soar, as authorities expect over 40 million travelers this year, while sector insiders expect this trend to impact Greece as a destination.

First E-ticket Test Run at Greek Sites on May 20

Starting May 20, and phased out in June, an e-ticketing system allowing admission to Greek museums and sites will take effect, according to the culture ministry.

Senior Tourists in Greece Spent €2 Billion in 2016

Senior tourists in 2016 accounted for 6.1 percent of all trips to Greece and some 2 billion euros in tourism-related revenue, according to SETE Intelligence.

Tourism to Milos Set to Soar with Cruise Stops, New Routes 

Some 28 cruise ships are set to approach Milos by October 17, according to the Municipal Port Fund, with new ferry links making the island even more accessible.

TUI Increases Turnover to €6.81b in H1, Sees Strong Growth in Bookings for Greece

Strong demand for holiday experiences and cruises have boosted TUI Group’s first half (H1) turnover by 7.2 percent to 6.81 billion euros.

Study: Greek Tourism Generates Rising Revenue

The tourism sector has evolved into a driver of the economy, with Greece receiving 27.2 million tourists in 2017, who generated a total of 14.2 billion euros, according to INSETE's latest report.

TUI Study: Pro-Europe Support Makes Comeback Among Young Adults

Only one in three young Europeans trust EU institutions while fewer trust trade unions, churches and the media, according to a study by the TUI Foundation.

Minister Pitsiorlas: Hellinikon Licensing Enters Final Stretch

The urban regeneration project slated for the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is entering the final stretch, according to Alternate Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Greece in Top 5 Schengen Countries Issuing Short-stay Visas

Greece is ranked fifth among 10 Schengen countries that received the most short-stay visa applications in 2017 after France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Green Groups Appeal for Multibillion-euro Hellinikon Project to Stop

The Hellinikon project, set to be erected at the former Athens airport, is yet again about to be put on hold after environmental groups took the case to Greece’s highest court.

INSETE-trivago Team Up to Offer More Insight on Greek Hospitality Market

In its ongoing effort to provide the most accurate insight into Greek tourism and travel industry trends, INSETE has joined forces with trivago.

Rhodes, TUI Airline Meet to Pave Way for Future Collaborations

The prospects of tourism, ways to diversify the tourist product and extend the season were discussed during the 14th TUI Airline Congress, held on the island of Rhodes.

Lamda CEO Optimistic, Says Hellinikon Works May Start Next Year

Lamda Development, the consortium behind the investment project of Athens’ former Hellinikon airport, expressed hope that works can finally begin in 2019.

Thessaloniki Hotels Occupancy Rates on the Rise

Hotels in Thessaloniki achieved 70.8 percent occupancy rates in 2017, up by 3.3 percent compared to 2016, according to the city’s hotel association.

Tools for New Era of Accommodation Introduced to Athens-Attica Hotel Owners

Innovation and energy-saving policies were the focus of the “Hotel Services and Strategic Partners” conference held by the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.