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New Marina Planned for Meganisi Islet in the Ionian

The Greek islet of Meganisi near Lefkada in the Ionian sea will be getting a 94-berth marina valued at 5.5 million euros.

Greece Targets New Markets to Mitigate Russia Losses

Greece is reaching out to new tourism markets for the year ahead as part of its strategy to mitigate losses incurred by the Russia-Ukraine war.

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but sees high energy costs and inflation leading to a considerable slowdown to 1% in 2023.

Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’ Attracting More Visitors

Greece’s “success story” in tourism this year has placed the country among the world’s most popular destinations, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Tourism-dependent Greece Faces Energy Crisis Challenges

Credit rating agency Moody’s says that Greece is vulnerable to the market shock created by the energy crisis due to its heavy reliance on tourism.

ETC: Appetite for European Travel Still Strong Despite Rising Prices

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, Europeans are still planning to travel with Greece being among the Top 5 most sought-after destinations.

Putin Scraps Russia’s National Tourism Agency

Russia’s tourism policy will now be overseen by the country’s economic development ministry after Russian President Vladimir Putin scrapped Rostourism, the federal tourism agency.

September Regional Airport Arrivals in Greece Up by 7.2%

Tourist arrivals into autumn are going strong with Greece’s regional airports marking a 7.2% increase in September, compared to the same month in pre-Covid 2019.

SETE Expects Tourism Revenues to Reach €19bn in 2022

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) expects Greece’s tourism revenues in 2022 to exceed pre-pandemic 2019 levels and reach 19 billion euros.

Greece a Champion in Super Yacht Charters

Super yacht charters in Greece increased by 20% over the summer placing the country in the lead compared to rival destinations, according to recent data.

EU Updates Visa Rules for Russians Due to War

In response to the escalating Russo-Ukrainian War, the European Commission has updated its guidelines on visa procedures and border controls for Russian citizens.

Greece Shifts Focus to Offering ‘Meaningful’ Tourism Experiences

The importance of tapping into Greek heritage and culture to create meaningful tourist experiences is a new goal for the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece’s July Tourism Revenues Reach €3.7bn, Exceed 2019 Levels

Greece’s tourism industry is very close to recovering this year with a growing number of international arrivals and revenues exceeding pre-Covid levels.

National Bank: Revived Tourism and Strong Goods Exports Drive Greece Growth

The National Bank of Greece has revised its projection for growth upward to 5.5-6% driven in large part by a successful year in tourism.

EU to Make it Difficult, More Expensive for Russians to Get Travel Visas

The Commission has proposed to fully suspend the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement and make it more difficult for Russians to get a visa to enter the EU.

Greece and Qatar Discuss Cooperation in Tourism, Energy, Infrastructure

Cooperation in tourism, infrastructure and energy topped the agenda of talks between Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Minister Kikilias: Next Strategic Steps for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is ready for the next phase of its strategy which will focus on attracting investments that will bring added value to the industry.

Greece’s Solid Tourism Dynamic Attracting Investments

Eight in 10 investments made in Greece now concern tourism, either hotels or infrastructure, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Aiming for €20bn in Tourism Revenues this Year

Greece’s tourism industry is closer to recovering fully with a growing number of international arrivals set to generate an estimated 20 billion euros by the end of 2022.

Greece’s Regional Airports See Arrival Figures Soar in July

Greek summer is stronger than ever with the country’s 14 regional airports marking an 11.1% increase in passenger traffic over July 2019.