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Greece an Investor Magnet for Planet’s Millionaires

Millionaires seeking to invest their money are choosing Greece among 10 countries, according to the latest Henley Global Citizens Report.

Greek Island Ferry Boat Rates Increase Again

Greek ferry operators increased fares to the Greek islands by up to 10 percent this month, citing soaring fuel costs.

IATA: Airlines Gaining Lost Ground as Tourism Picks Up Pace

IATA revised upward its outlook for the industry’s 2022 financial performance adding however that key challenges ahead will include soaring fuel prices.

Study: Greece Still Lagging Behind Rival Markets in Overnight Stays

Greece may be among European holiday destinations seeing a strong rebound in tourism activity this year but the country is still “lagging slightly” behind Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Study: Greece Among Most Inspiring Destinations this Summer

Greece this year is among the most inspiring destinations in Southeastern Europe and the Balkan region, according to tourism intelligence provider Mabrian.

Forecasts See Greece Growth at 5.5% in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy is forecast at growing by 5.5% in 2022, driven by tourism, despite the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, says independent economic research company Capital Economics.

IATA: Travel Demand Strong but Covid-19 Curbs Still Delaying Recovery 

Strong desire for travel is boosting air travel, but poor management of Covid-19 is still impacting the sector’s recovery, according to IATA.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties with Armenia at UNWTO Meeting 

Ways of further strengthening ties between Greece and Armenia were discussed during Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki’s visit to Yerevan.

Greece Aiming to Attract Higher Spending Travelers

Attracting holidaymakers who are willing to spend more is a key priority for Greece, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Ferry Boat Fares to the Greek Islands Up by 15%

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has confirmed that the cost of traveling by ferry to Greece’s islands has increased by some 15%.

EU Releases Sanctions Map and Travel Ban Tool 

Travelers can learn whether a specific region or territory is subject to a travel ban under sanctions measures with the EU Sanctions Map tool.

Study Explores How Russia-Ukraine War will Affect Tourism on Crete

With Crete currently counting zero bookings from Russia and Ukraine, a study explores how the war between the two countries is expected to affect the Greek island’s tourism.

ETC Extends Complimentary Membership to Ukraine’s Tourism Agency

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has invited Ukraine’s agency for tourism development to join the organisation with a complimentary three-year membership.

Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

UNWTO Suspends Russia’s Membership

The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency.

SETE Urges Greek State to Support Russia-reliant Tourism Enterprises

 The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is requesting state measures that will support enterprises reliant on tourism from the Russian market.

Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Greece Seeks Ways to Back Tourism Firms Reliant on Russia, Ukraine

The Greek government is examining ways to support tourism enterprises that work primarily with Russian and Ukrainian travelers.

Russia War Pushes Ferry Ticket Fares to Greek Islands Higher

Greece’s ferry operators expect ticket fares to the Greek islands to increase by 10-12% due to the soaring fuel prices – a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.