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Greece Sees Int’l Arrivals Rise in 2019, Drop in Domestic Traffic

The number of international arrivals to Greece increased by 3.9 percent in 2019 to 21.5 million but domestic travel flows eased by 0.1 percent, according to SETE Intelligence (INSETE).

Travelers Give Greek Hotels Thumbs Up for Quality in 2019

Travelers gave Greek hotels thumbs up for quality and services with Greece holding the first position on the Global Review Index (GRI) for 2019, with a rating of 87.1%.

Marketing Greece: More Digital Campaigns and Partnerships for Greek Tourism in 2020

More digital campaigns and partnerships with local tourism stakeholders are included on the agenda of Marketing Greece for 2020.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Athens and Thessaloniki Airports Welcome Most of Greece’s November Arrivals

The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki welcomed the majority of Greece's international air arrivals in November 2019.

Greece’s Travel Receipts in Jan-Oct 2019 Exceed Total 2018 Revenues

Travel receipts in Greece during the first ten months of 2019 exceeded the total amount of the country's revenues in 2018, according to INSETE.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

Astypalea Explores Ways to Tap into Marine Tourism

Astypalea should invest in marine tourism and take advantage of its prime geographical position, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

EBRD Unveils 10-year Destination Management Plans for Santorini, Rhodes

EBRD has unveiled two pilot destination management schemes for Santorini and Rhodes, setting priorities and providing action plans for the next decade.
Yiannis A. Retsos, President Greek Tourism Confederation
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Yiannis A. Retsos, President, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)

Greek Tourism Confederation President Yiannis A. Retsos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis is Helping to ‘Reposition’ Greece

Steve Vranakis, a former Google executive and current Chief Creative Officer of the Greek government, is aiming to reposition Greece on the global map.

Marketing Greece Pushes for Zero Waste Tourism Policies with ‘Opa’ Campaign

Marketing Greece has launched a new campaign urging tourism enterprises and organizations to say “opa” to environmentally harmful practices and adopt zero waste policies.

SETE Looks Ahead and Aims to Redefine Greek Tourism

A number of best practices and business models were introduced to Greek tourism professionals during SETE's annual conference held in Athens.

SETE: Greek Tourism Must Adapt to New Trends

Greek tourism needs to change and adapt to the new international trends, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Greece Gains Ground with Canadians, Australians in 2016-2018

Canada, Australia, Denmark, the US and Poland were the top source markets for Greece over the 2016-2018 period, according to INSETE.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.