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Greece Welcomed Over 1 Million Tourists In First Quarter

International arrivals to Greece increased by 4.6 percent during the first quarter of 2013 compared to last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on 23 July.
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Greek Airport Arrivals Fall In First 10 Months

International arrivals to Greece dropped some 3.4 percent in the first 10 months of the year, according to recent data provided by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greek Foreign Arrivals Drop In First Half Of 2012

International arrivals to Greece dropped nine percent in the first six months of the year, according to data released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Regional Airport Tenders Under Preparation

A tender for the concession of 22 Greek regional airports will be launched by the end of the year, the Greek press reported recently.

2012 Greek Tourism Sees Arrivals Pick Up, Revenue Down

“This year started poorly for all hotels and destinations in Greece, but after the elections of 17 June we had an obvious improvement in the rate of incoming bookings,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, told GTP last month.

Tourism Ministry To Focus On Greece’s Troubled Air Transport

The Tourism Ministry will seek cooperation with other ministries to upgrade Greece’s regional airports and increase Athens airport’s competitiveness, according to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Foreign Arrivals To Greece Drop

International arrivals at major airports of Greece for the first five months of 2009 showed a decrease of 8.85 percent over the same period of 2008, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently announced.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently claimed to be optimistic in regards to the direction of where this year's tourism season is headed. For the first time he estimated that there would not be a double-digit percentage decline in arrivals from abroad.

Greece To Welcome 17 Million Tourists By 2020

Greece's tourism sector remains the country's strongest economic leg, but according to the World Tourism Organization the sector will grow at a much slower rate in the next two decades and lose ground in favor of its neighbors.