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New US Travel Advisory Says Greece Safe Destination

Greece is among the world’s safest destinations, according to a new travel advisory system assessing security conditions for American holidaymakers, announced by the US State Department.

Migrant Influx Crushes Greek Island Tourism Hopes

The North Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis for over a year now are seeing their tourism industry crumble as hopes of any improvement are gradually dying out.

Hellenikon Project: Casino Resort with Skyscraper First to Go Up?

The first building to be constructed as part of an eight-billion-euro project to develop Hellenikon, Athens’ former airport is said to be a casino resort on the Agios Cosmas marina along the Athenian Riviera.

Greece Readies for US President Obama Visit

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will be in Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will meet with government officials to discuss among other things ways for Greece to be given “meaningful debt relief” in efforts to offer the Greek people hope.

Greece: Cruise Tourism Needs A Strategic Plan

Greece expects record number of tourists this year. However, the future of tourism, which in recent years has created great expectations for the country, may be in danger, according to a recent report.

Tourist Road Arrivals In Greece On The Up

Greek tourism arrivals by road are expected to surpass the 5-million mark for the first time ever this year.

State Subsidies Approved For Creation Of New Hotels In Greece

The Greek Development Ministry has given the go-ahead for 100 million euros of state subsidies to be allocated for the development of hotels on popular Greek islands.

Greece Expects To Welcome 1 Million Turkish Tourists This Year

For the first time in history, around one million Turkish tourists are expected to visit Greece.

Leading Hotel Groups Show Interest In Greece

Leading hotel groups such as the Four Seasons have expressed interest to invest in Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

New Proposals For Greek Coastline Submitted

Legislation included in a multi-bill submitted to Parliament by the government on 29 July seeks to clearly mark out Greece’s coastline.

Greece Sees Big Increase In Tourism Revenue, Arrivals

Total travel receipts in Greece posted a 17.3 percent increase in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2013.

Greece’s International Visitor Surge Continues

Greece has seen an impressive 21 percent leap in international visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Environmental Groups Slam Greek Coastal Development Bill

Environmental groups in Greece have slammed a draft law on coastal development prepared by the Greek Finance Ministry, claiming it will cause irreversible damage to Greece’s fragile ecosystem and in the long term damage its tourism sector.

Bank Of Greece: Tourist Spending Up In Jan-Feb 2014

Greek tourism has hit the ground running this year following 2013’s major increase, as revenues have grown by 17.3 percent in the first two months from the same period last year to reach 294.1 million euros.

Kefalonia Remains Safe Tourist Destination, Says Greek PM

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expressed the government's strong will in assisting the Ionian island of Kefalonia to return to normality following a recent 5.9 Richter earthquake.

Greece: Yearly Rise In Arrivals By Air The Highest In Europe

Arrivals by air from abroad last year grew by 8.8 percent year-on-year reaching 14.31 million, compared with 13.15 million in 2012, thanks to increased activity from the Russian, French and US markets.

Tourism Arrivals In Jan-Sept 2013 Rose By 15 Percent

The impressive course of Greek tourism last year has been officially confirmed by the international arrivals data for the first nine months of 2013 published recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greece’s Tourism Revenues Rise In January-August Period

Greek revenues from tourism rose by 13.7 percent in the eight-month period between January and August this year, Bank of Greece data published on 29 October showed.
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Tourists Disturb Guardless Caretta Caretta Nesting Ground

A lack of funding and proper organization has left a key nesting ground for the endangered Mediterranean loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), off the coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, without guards, giving free rein to organizers of day cruises.
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Tourism Reduced Sales Decline

Turnover during the summer sales was once again lower this year, although the rate of decline was smaller than previously, while tourism hotspots actually reported an increase in sales this year.
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