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Airlines Slash Scheduled Seats to Greece by 7% in 2019

Airlines have slashed the number of scheduled seats to Greece by 7 percent, or 1.3 million, this year compared to 2018, according to findings released by INSETE.

Lesser-known Destinations, 3-star Facilities are Opportunities for Hotel Investors in Greece

Investors seeking to tap into Greece’s growing hospitality market should focus on lesser-known destinations and 3-star hotels, says Arbitrage Real Estate.

Scandinavian Travelers Award Favorite Destinations, Hotels in Greece

Travelers from Scandinavia awarded their favorite destinations and accommodation facilities in Greece at the 1st Greek Travel Awards.

Attracting More ‘City Breakers’ to Athens on Agenda of Mayoral Candidate

Athens mayoral candidate, Kostas Bakoyannis, informed Greece’s tourism body SETE that increasing city break tourists to the Greek capital is at the heart of his plan.

Quality, Service, Cleanliness Give Greek Hotels Advantage Over Rivals

Hotels in Greece took the lead in 2018 over accommodation facilities at rival destinations in terms of overall quality and service, according to INSETE.

Greece Tourism, Business Bodies Say Reduced Taxation Must Follow Basic Wage Rise

In response to the Greek government's decision to increase the minimum wage by 11 percent, SETE and SEV are calling for a decrease in taxation and social insurance contributions.

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 Increases Share in South Europe-bound Tourism

Greece increased its share in the South Europe tourism market to 10.8 percent in 2016 compared to 8.7 percent in 2012, according to data released by INSETE.

Louis Hotels Honored at 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards

The Louis Hotels group has been honored for its financial performance at the 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards, which was recently held in Athens.

Planning Needed to Address Increased Tourism Flows to Europe

Greece and other leading European tourism destinations will be working in the coming months on addressing the sector’s main challenge: overtourism.

Greece’s November Visitors Opt for Athens

Athens was the top destination of choice for visitors in Greece from Germany, the UK and Italy in November 2018, according to data by InSETE.

Maroulis Travel Honored for Business Excellence in Greek Tourism

Greek tourism transport services provider Maroulis Travel has been honored for business excellence at the Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards 2018.

The Stanley Hotel Wins Award for 2018 Financial Performance

The Stanley Hotel, a historic four-star hotel located in the center of Athens, has been included among the Best Performing Companies for 2018 at the 2nd Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards.

Astir Odysseus Kos Resort Honored at Treasures of Greek Tourism 2018 Awards

The Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa, located on the island of Kos, was awarded with the Best Performing Companies Certificate at the Treasures of Greek Tourism 2018 awards.

Turkey Comeback, Brexit May Impact Greek Tourism in 2019

Brexit and Turkey’s comeback are among key challenges ahead of 2019 for the Greek tourism industry, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Real Estate Study Says Bad Hotel Loan Portfolios a Hidden Opportunity

Investment groups handling non-performing loan portfolios stand to gain from the hidden value of the properties serving as collateral.

Destination Management Essential for Greek Tourism, Says SETE

Destination management is essential for the future of Greece's tourism sector, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE to Support Wine Tourism Initiatives

Integrating wine activities into tourism to create a comprehensive product and bring added value to the overall Greece tourist experience, was the focus of a SETE workshop.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.

Greece Revenue Body Says Short-term Rental Registry Bearing Fruit

The registry for property owners leasing their homes for the short-term via online platforms, is producing results, according to Greece's revenue body AADE.