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Cheaper Ferry Tickets This Summer

Coastal shipping tickets are expected to be at least 10 percent cheaper this summer as dues for third parties are to be eliminated from the price, Prime Minister George Papandreou announced last month at the 19th General Assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

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Τα πρώτα στοιχεία για τη φετινή τουριστική περίοδο είναι θετικά. Υπάρχουν ενδείξεις ότι θα υπάρξει αύξηση του αριθμού των επισκεπτών από το εξωτερικό, καθώς και των εσόδων. Μόνο ο εσωτερικός τουρισμός θα κινηθεί, ίσως, πτωτικά. Σίγουρα, οι μειώσεις τιμών, η αστάθεια σε ...

Summer Passenger Traffic Produces Slight Increase

Passenger traffic during July and August at the three major ports of Athens (Piraeus, Lavrion and Rafina) did not reach desired expectations despite tempting ticket discounts made by shipping companies to attract passengers, the Greek press said recently.

Arrivals To Crete Down

Tourist traffic to the island of Crete this year will drop by 10 percent, predict Cretan travel agencies. They add that arrivals could drop even further next year. Crete Travel Agent’s Association President Manolis Papakaliatis said tour operators continue to pressure his members...