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100% Hotel Show Sets Sights on Further Tourism Growth

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to talk tourism at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to take place on November 27-30 at the MEC exhibition center in Peania, eastern Attica.

Alpha Bank: Improved Tourism Performance Puts a Brake on Recession in Greece

Increased tourist arrivals and the incoming cash flow appear to have saved Greece from the depths of recession, according to a report released last week by Alpha Bank.

Greece May See 2015 Tourist Arrivals, Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

2015 seems to be on its way to becoming another record-breaking year for Greece’s tourism sector, according to recent data.

Greece Keeps High Guest Satisfaction Rating in July Despite Capital Controls

Greek hotels received a high guest satisfaction rating in July, despite the uncertainty in the country due to capital controls at the time.

Greek Elections to Put Tourism to the Test… Again

Greece’s tourism industry will again have to flex its muscle ahead of yet another election period set for this coming September, in the middle of the fall tourism season, which is expected to see some 5.5 million tourists - roughly translating into 3.2 billion euros - making...

Greece Tourism Resilient: Arrivals Stronger Than Ever

Greece may be in the midst of economic and political turmoil, but tourism is still going strong, according to the latest figures released by the Bank of Greece.

On the Road Again… Arrivals to Greece from Bulgaria, Turkey Rise

Road travelers from neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria are sending land arrival figures in Greece to new heights.

Tourism Industry Vital for Employment in Greece, Figures Show

Greek tourism contributes to the country's employment and boosts the revenue of social security funds, more than other sectors of the economy, recent figures show.

Liberalization of Greek Vacation Rental Market Worries Sector

Professionals in the Greek accommodation sector have expressed concern over the decision to open up the tourist rental market to include homes and villas and do away with a 30-day time restriction, saying it creates conditions of “unfair competition” and will inevitably lead to...

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Greek Boatmakers Warn of Choppy Waters Ahead

The extension of a yearly luxury tax to all recreational boats over 5m and a tax increase from 10 percent to 13 percent are bound to take a bite out of Greece’s traditional boatmaking industry, which has already seen the number of boat registrations dwindle, according to its...

‘WSJ’ Sees Swift Comeback for Greek Tourism

The Wall Street Journal is placing its bets on Greek tourism in a story published earlier this week titled “Greece Makes Fast Recovery in Tourism”.

The Greek Summer is ‘Happening Now’. Spread the Word!

Greek tourism professionals and businesses are invited to take part in the country's new national communication campaign and spread the word that the unique Greek summer is "happening now".

Happening Now: #GreekSummer – New National Campaign to Boost Bookings to Greece

A new national communication campaign, which highlights Greece's actual image and aims to boost last minute bookings to the country, has been launched.

Late Bookings to Greece are Bouncing Back ‘Slowly But Steadily’

The numbers of late bookings to Greece are bouncing back, slowly but steadily, the general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Alexandros Lamnidis, said in an interview to CNBC.

Arrivals to Greece Rise 6.7% in First Half

International arrivals at Greece's main airports increased by 6.7 percent during the first six months of the year, according to data released on Thursday by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

Bookings to Greece Slump After Referendum Announcement

Following the government's announcement on June 26 to hold a referendum in Greece, holiday bookings to the country slumped by 17 percent during June 27-30.

SETE: Hotel Bookings Will Bounce Back if Greece is ‘Back to Normal’ After Referendum

Due to the recent developments in Greece, hotel bookings in the country are off by an average 30 to 40 percent, compared to the same period last year.