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Silver Tourism is a Golden Opportunity for Greece, Says DiaNEOsis Study

Greece can become a leading destination for silver travelers, however it is lagging behind in terms of specialized products and services, says diaNEOsis.

Foreign Media Introduced to Athenian Riviera’s Tourism Offerings

The natural beauty and tourism offerings of the Athenian Riviera were recently presented to foreign journalists, who visited Athens as part of a press trip organized by the Region of Attica.

Forbes Places Karpathos Among Budget Travel Picks for 2018

Forbes has included the island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese among the best budget places to travel in 2018, based on the preferences of tourism experts.

#GirlGanginMykonos: HotelBrain – Calzedonia Online Campaign Reaches 10m Followers

As part of the #GirlGanginMykonos campaign, HotelBrain and Calzedonia hosted 12 international fashion bloggers on Mykonos and triggered the interest of 10 million followers.

EUMed Summit ‘Athens 2016’ to Focus on Economic Policy, Security, Migration

Economic policy, security and migration will top the agenda of the Mediterranean EU Countries' Summit "Athens 2016" that will take place on Friday, September 9, at the Zappeio Hall in the Greek capital.

Private Sector Associations of Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Portugal Join Forces to Promote European Tourism

SETE, Greece’s umbrella body of private tourism enterprises, has launched a working group with the respective private sector associations of Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Portugal to form the "one voice" that will aim to place tourism high on the EU’s agenda.
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Athens’ Trade Event Gets Thumbs Up From Greek Professionals

For two days, Greek tourism professionals presented and promoted their services and products to over 60 hosted buyers from markets that included the UK, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Israel, Japan and India and explored ways to launch new...
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Greece To Make Comeback As Tourism Destination This Year

Greek tourism is making a comeback this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said recently on occasion of the ITB Berlin trade show taking place in Germany.
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German Chancellor: Go to Greece this summer

When opening the ITB Berlin trade show on Tuesday, 5 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on trade fair visitors to take holidays in ailing euro zone states such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy to help create jobs.
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ITB Study On Eurozone Crisis Consequences For Destinations In Southern Europe

To what degree does negative reporting on countries in crisis impact on their tourism statistics? This was the question which ITB Berlin and the market research institute IPK International examined as part of a travel trend assessment by the World Travel Monitor.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Greece In Trouble Over E.U. Travel Agent VAT Rules

Greece is among the eight Member States that were referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to properly implement E.U. VAT rules for travel agents, the European Commission announced in late January.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Thomas Cook Upsets European Hoteliers

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has joined forces with hotel associations in Europe in a fight against UK-based holiday company Thomas Cook as it has imposed a unilateral five percent cut on its August and September accommodation invoices for European hotels.

Germans Snub Greece For Their Holidays

The Germans are traveling with more enthusiasm than ever with the largest number of bookings made mainly to Turkey and Egypt, while Greece and Portugal have seen a drop in popularity, according to a survey by Gfk Travel Insights research firm.

Tourism Professionals Fear VAT Hike Rumors

“Any decision that affects the viability and prospects of Greek tourism with low benefits is economic suicide, not fiscal policy,” the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

Unemployment to Rise as Arrivals Are Seen to Drop

The Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) expects arrivals to fall at least by 4.24 percent this year, while tourist traffic from traditional markets are predicted to drop by 4.58 percent.

Government Not Taking Tourism Seriously

Because government fails to enact in unison the tourism sector fails to perform at an acceptable level, says the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises.

Greece Shifts Two Positions on TTCI

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) jointly announced Greece has shifted up two positions on the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released annually by the World Economic Forum. Greece has moved...

More Countries Join Schengen Area

On 21 December 2007, nine countries were inducted into the Schengen area thus facilitating travel within Europe and eradicating land and sea border control restrictions.