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Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

Greece Sees Major 53.2% Rise in Travel Receipts in January

Greece in January saw a remarkable 53.2 percent increase in travel receipts, according to data announced by the Bank of Greece.

Strong Tourism in Greece Driving Investment Activity

The dynamic growth of tourism is stimulating investment activity in Greece, with more than 400 projects submitted to the Tourism Ministry in the last three years for approval.

Greek Museum Admission Fees to Rise Next Year

Admission fees to 24 of Greece’s leading museums, sites and monuments will increase next year, according to Greece's tourism and archaeological authorities.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Peloponnese Tourism Body Partners with ‘Authentic Greece’ to Promote Local Products

As part of its promotional drive for 2019, the Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) has partnered with Greek product promotion company Authentic Greece.

Bidding for Greece’s Hellinikon Casino Opens

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has announced a tender for a casino license slated to run at Hellinikon, an €8 billion project to develop Athens’ former airport complex into a multi-purpose hub.

Israel Technology Firms Interested in Greek Tourism Projects

Israeli tech firms have expressed interest in working with Greece to promote tourism synergies through new technologies.

Greece Expects Visitor Numbers from Israel to Soar in 2019

More than 700,000 travelers from Israel are expected to visit Greece in 2019, according to figures released by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Sign Labor Deal for 2019 Wages

Some 25,000 individuals employed in room and apartment rentals, and in the F&B sector, will now be receiving monthly wages of up to 771 euros.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Dwindling Tourism Figures

Thessaloniki hoteliers are troubled over a slight decline in the number of Greek and international travelers to the city in 2018, as revealed by a recent study.

Travelers from Finland to Greece Set for 11% Rise

A 20 percent rise in travelers to Greece from Finland last year is set to further increase by an additional 11 percent in 2019, according to data released by the GNTO.

‘Greek Breakfast’ to Take Center Stage at HORECA 2019

The “Greek Breakfast” initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will take center stage at the 14th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA, during February 8-11 in Athens.

Strong Tourism Flows, Travel Receipts for Greece in November 2018

Greece's travel receipts rose by 42.4% year-on-year in November 2018, driven by a 6.2% rise in inbound traffic and increased spending per trip by 35.8%.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Greece Travel Receipts Up by 8.4% in Jan-Sept 2018

Travel receipts for the nine months to September 2018 increased by 8.4 percent compared to the same period in 2017, according to final data released by the Bank of Greece.

Different Ticket Rates for Acropolis Museum in Summer and Winter

Ticket prices for the Acropolis Museum are subject to change to 10 euros in the summer and 5 euros in winter, according to the Greek ministry of culture.

Snowfall Disrupts Travel as New Cold Front Grips Greece

Greece is set to face a new cold front later on Monday, after a weekend of heavy snowfall and blizzards which caused disruption to travel as temperatures dropped below zero in most parts of the country.

More Greeks to Travel Abroad for the Holidays

More Greeks this year will travel abroad for the Christmas and New Year holidays, according to figures gathered from travel agencies throughout Greece.

Condor Adds New Routes to Greece for Summer 2019

German airline Condor will fly from Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover to a number of Greek destinations, according to its summer flight schedule that starts at the end of March 2019.