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Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

SETE Briefs Development Minister on Pending Tourism Issues

Aiming to resolve pending issues involving the Greek tourism sector, the Development and Investments Ministry has launched a dialogue with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece’s Top Tourism Spenders in 2018 – Study

Greece's top tourism markets for 2018, in terms of spending, were Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy and Russia, according to INSETE.

INSETE: Greece’s Hotel Performance on a Decline

Greece's hotels are not following the upward trend of the country's tourist arrivals and revenue, according to INSETE.

UK Travelers Lead Greece’s June Hotel Bookings

The United Kingdom was the first market in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of June, according to data from trivago.

‘Butterfly Stories’ Announces New Partnerships, Expands Portfolio of Services

Greek food management company Butterfly Stories has expanded its portfolio of services and is now offering product marketing services to companies active in the food industry.

Greek Tourism Sector Applauds PM’s Statements

Greece's tourism heads applauded the recent statements made by the country's Prime Minister that include an announced 10-year strategic plan for the sector.

Greek Panorama Expo to Host ‘Paths of Greece’ and ‘Hikers Friendly Hotels’

The Greek Panorama alternative tourism expo, to take place in Athens in November, will host the “Paths of Greece” and the “Hikers Friendly Hotels”.

Road Arrivals Account for 29% of All Travel to Greece in 2018

Road arrivals accounted for 29 percent of all travel traffic to Greece in 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's intelligence unit INSETE.

New Travel Trends on the Agenda of SETE 2019 Conference

The new travel trends will be on the focus of the annual conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), which will be held in Athens, on October 17.

Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.

INSETE Tells How Greece Can Protect its Tourism Competitiveness

Greece needs a long-term tourism strategy and destination management in order to protect its tourism competitiveness, says INSETE.
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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.

Greek PM Repeats Promise to Slash VAT Rate on Hotels in 2020

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reminded the tourism sector of his promise to cut the value-added tax (VAT) rate charged on hotels in 2020.

New Democracy Reveals Plans for Greek Tourism

Tax cuts in Greece's tourism sector are among New Democracy's plans if the center-right party wins the national elections to be held on July 7.

SETE: Tourism Supported Greek Economy by €125 Billion Since Crisis

Since the start of the financial crisis in Greece, tourism has supported the economy by 125 billion euros, according to data of SETE.

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.