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Covid-19 Pushes Unemployment in Greece Up to 18.3% in June

The Covid-19 pandemic affected Greece's labor market in June with the country's unemployment rate rising to 18.3%, according to data by ELSTAT.

Greek Economy Shrinks by 15.2% in Q2

Greece saw its GDP plunge by 15.2% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period a year ago, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to ELSTAT.

ELSTAT: Q2 Turnover Down 94.3% for Greek Accommodation Services

Hit hard by Covid-19, Greece’s accommodation services providers recorded a 94.3 percent drop in revenues in the second quarter of 2020.

Crete Hoteliers Dispute Central Bank Figures for 2019 Revenue

Hospitality professionals on Crete are sceptical about revenue data released recently by the Bank of Greece, arguing that the figure was much lower than reported.

Greece’s Q3 Turnover Index in Accommodation & Food Service Rising

Greece’s year-on-year turnover index in accommodation and food service in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 6.1% against the same period in 2018.

Greek Ports See Passenger Traffic Down in January-March

Ports in Greece saw a 2.5 percent decrease in total passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

ELSTAT: Turnover in Greek Accommodation and F&B Grows in Q2

Second quarter 2019 turnover for Greece’s accommodation and food services sector grew by 12.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Greece’s Museums, Archaeological Sites See More Visitors in April

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts in April 2019, according to ELSTAT.

Greeks Traveling and Spending More, Says ELSTAT Survey

Residents of Greece in 2018 traveled more and spent more during their trips, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Hotels and Campsites See More Arrivals and Overnight Stays in 2018

Arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and tourist campsites in Greece were on the up in 2018, according to final data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greece June Consumer Price Index Down by 0.3%

Prices for transport and accommodation increased in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, while Greece’s general consumer price index was up by 0.5%.

Passenger Traffic Rises at Greek Ports in Q4 2018

Greek ports saw a 3.1 percent increase in total passenger traffic during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Accommodation Services Turnover Lagging in Q1, ELSTAT Says

Greece’s accommodation services sector recorded a 37 percent decrease in its turnover index in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period last year.

Greek Museums See Visitor Rise in January

Museums in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts in January, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Greek Economy Loses Steam in Q4, Recovery on Course

Greek economic growth slowed down in the fourth quarter of 2018, following nine consecutive quarters of positive performance, the statistical authority announced.

Greek Ventures Among Europe’s Top 10 Most Innovative in 2014 – 2016

Greece has moved up three ranks claiming ninth spot among the top 10 EU countries with the most innovative business ventures over 2014-2016.

Hotels See Decline in Overnight Stays of Greeks

The number of overnight stays of Greeks in hotels in Greece dropped during the first nine months of 2018, according to data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Sites See Visitors Up By 16.2% in Jan–July 2018

Visitors to Greek archaeological sites during the first seven months of the year increased by 16.2 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Up 8.2% in First Quarter

The total passenger traffic at Greek ports during the first quarter of the year recorded an increase of 8.2 percent, compared with the same period in 2017, according to ELSTAT.