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INSETE Launches Digital Tools for Greece’s Tourism Professionals

INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) research body, has launched a new digital tool kit to support tourism professionals and businesses in Greece.

SETE Conference to ‘Reimagine’ Greece’s Tourism Success

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will “reimagine” Greece’s tourism success at its annual conference that will be held this year on December 15.

Greek Property Bodies, Airbnb-style Rentals Hosts React to STR Bill

Greek property owners and hosts are calling on the government to re-examine proposed legislation covering Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.  

Greece’s Reputation for Travel Experiences Going Strong in Q3

Greece remained competitive in the third quarter of the year garnering a score of 8.91 in terms of traveler experience, study finds.

European Commission: New Rules for Short-term Accommodation Rentals

The European Commission has presented a set of proposed rules to regulate short-term accommodation rentals and help authorities ensure balanced tourism development.

SETE: Strategy to Better Shape the Future of Athens Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has an ambitious plan to further develop tourism in Athens and in the wider area of the capital (Athenian Riviera and Argosaronic islands).

Study: Greeks’ Travel Choices Shift Over 2005-2021 Period

Impacted by the economic crisis over the 2005-2019 period, Greeks’ preferences in travel shifted from higher cost destinations to neighboring, lower-cost countries, according to a study.

SETE Expects Tourism Revenues to Reach €19bn in 2022

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) expects Greece’s tourism revenues in 2022 to exceed pre-pandemic 2019 levels and reach 19 billion euros.

Planned Airline Seats to Greece Still Strong Into October

Greece’s post-Covid recovery is going strong according to planned seats on incoming flights for October, as indicated by INSETE’s recovery tracker.

Greek Islands Win Share of 8-month Tourism Arrivals

The Greek islands, and particularly the Cyclades, which include favorites like Mykonos and Santorini, marked a 39.8% increase in tourist arrivals to 1.1 million in the January-August period.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2022

The need to “rethink tourism” in Greece was highlighted by the country’s key tourism figures on World Tourism Day 2022.

SETE: Balance and Sustainability Vital for the Future of Tourism

On occasion of World Tourism Day 2022, SETE President Yiannis Retsos stressed the importance of sustainability and low-impact development while outlining Greece’s goals for a viable future.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Actions to Ease Energy Crisis

In view of what many expect to be a hard winter ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed a set of measures to help sector businesses deal with soaring energy costs.

Investing in Brand Name ‘Greece’ Key for Future of Tourism, Say Experts

Investing in Greece’s strong reputation as a leading tourist destination is key for the future of the tourism sector into the new era, according to experts.

International Arrivals to Greece Hit 15.4 Million in January-July

A total of 15.4 million people visited Greece in the first seven months of 2022 via air or road fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data released by INSETE.

Scheduled Air Capacity for Greece Stays Strong in September

Scheduled air capacity for Greece is expected to grow by some 2 million seats in the forthcoming incoming flight schedules for the country.

Report: What the Internet was Saying About Greece and Athens in July

The volume of online social conversations for both Greece and Athens in July saw an important boost as visitation to the country and the city increased.

Cities in Europe Call on EU to Limit Airbnb-style Rentals

Cities in Europe are calling on the European Commission to regulate Airbnb-style holiday rentals fearing a post-Covid tourism boom will threaten the liveability of urban centers.

Athens and Greece Maintain Strong Online Reputation in Q2

Greece and Athens continued to garner positive feedback online in Q2 and June, according to INSETE’s sentiment tracker for the country and its capital city.

Road Tourism to Greece Slow in January-June

Road tourism to Greece is still lagging behind compared to air travel which managed to recoup 2019 levels in June, according to recent data.