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UNWTO: International Arrivals Up By 5% From January To April 2014, Strong Peak Season Anticipated

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by five percent.

SETE: “Power Cuts Will Be Devastating For Greek Tourism”

"Power cuts amid the peak tourism season, will be devastating for the positive image of the country abroad and for local communities, tourism businesses and their employees," the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said in an announcement on 3 July.

HATTA Objects To Passenger ID Checks On Ships

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently expressed concern to the Greek Coast Guard in regards to plans to implement identity checks (check-in) of persons that board passenger ships.

Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos To Cut Rates

Negative reports in local newspapers concerning the new Athens International Airport at Spata, Elefterios Venizelos, may have played a role in the airport's recent announcement that it will lower airport fees later this year. The newspaper reports concentrated on the lower...