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Greek Tourism Sector Joins Fight Against Covid-19 with Donations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and member enterprises are contributing to Greece's health system to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek Seasonal Hotels and Resorts Closed Until End of April

Seasonal hotels and resorts in Greece will remain temporarily closed from March 15 until April 30, according to a government decision taken due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Calm as Greece Confirms First Coronavirus Case

"In the coming months, Greece is expected to welcome more than 30 million visitors, and calmness, coordination and cooperation is needed," SETE said in regards to the coronavirus outbreak.

INSETE: Road Arrivals to Greece Up by 35.6% in January 2020

The number of arrivals by road to Greece increased in January by 35.6 percent to 625,600 compared to 462,000 in the same month a year ago.

Central Macedonia Region Winning Over Traveling Crowds Year Round

Greece’s Central Macedonia Region is winning over the crowds as it welcomed 7.9 million tourists in 2018, up by 22 percent from 2016.

INSETE Brings Swiss Hospitality to Athens with EHL Seminar

INSETE and EHL Advisory Services in March will hold a seminar on "Maximizing Revenue & Managing Distribution” for tourism professionals in Athens.

Tourist Numbers to 13 Greek Regions Up by 23% in 2018

Over the 2016-2018 period, the number of visits and tourism receipts at Greece’s 13 regions both increased by 23 percent, according to an INSETE study.

Synergies at Forefront of Marketing Greece 2020 Action Plan

Coordinated actions and public-private partnerships are at the top of private Greek tourism promotion body Marketing Greece’s 2020 strategy.

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.