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Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Stronger Spending Drives Up January-April Travel Receipts for Greece 

The balance of travel services for the January-April period showed a surplus of 412 million euros, driven by a 22.8 percent rise in travel receipts.

Sky Express Signs Interconnection Agreement with Middle East Airlines

Sky Express has signed an agreement with Middle East Airlines, allowing the passengers of Lebanon's national carrier to travel across its network of 32 domestic destinations.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

Pelion’s Legendary ‘Moutzouris’ Train Hits the Tracks… Again

One of Pelion’s leading tourism attractions, the legendary “Moutzouris” steam-powered train will be up and running this weekend after routes were cancelled in the previous month.

World’s First Lost Atlantis Museum Opens on Santorini

A new museum that aims to shed light on the lost city of Atlantis has opened its doors on the popular Greek island of Santorini.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

Lufthansa Celebrates 60 Years of Air Connections in Greece

2019 marks Lufthansa’s 60th year of presence in the Greek market, since May 10, 1959, when the first Lufthansa flight from Germany landed in Greece.

Greek Property and Tourism Market Spur Investor Interest

Greece’s property market, backed by growing tourism flows, is drawing in investor interest, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Integrated and Permanent Taxation Policy

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has reiterated its call for government planning that will include tax cuts in transportation, among others.

March Travel Receipts for Greece Up by 32.2%

Greece's travel receipts increased in March by 32.2 percent year-on-year to 319 million euros from 241 million euros in the same month last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

Changing Trends Alter Tourism Outcomes for Greece

The changing trends in Greece's source tourism markets and duration of stay appear to have changed the sector’s outcomes, according to INSETE.

Afytos Village in Halkidiki Brings New Era to Tourism

With a long history dating back to 3000 BC, Afytos has managed to become a chapter of its own in Halkidiki, when considering its long tradition and rich culture.

Lower Spain Margins, Boeing 737 MAX Issue Take Toll on TUI Group H1 Results

Airline overcapacity for Spain and the grounding of 15 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s first half results.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Greek Museum E-ticket Boosting Revenue

An e-ticket system implemented at 11 Greek sites and museums boosted revenues by 10.01 percent in the second half of 2018, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data.

Cyclades, Epirus Top Hotel Satisfaction Index in March

Greece is in the lead in terms of hotel services for the month of March, followed by Cyprus and Croatia, according to INSETE's monthly bulletin.

Cruise Heads, Santorini Officials Agree to Launch Works on Athinios Port

Santorini authorities have agreed to proceed with urgent repair works on the Athinios Port, which receives thousands of cruise travelers every year.