connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Greece Was Third Most Popular Destination For Russian Travelers In 2013

Last year Greece was ranked third most popular destination for Russian tourists, up from the seventh place in 2012, according to data released by the Russian Statistics Service (Rosstat).

Greece Will Not Impose Changes To Visa Policy For Russians

Greece has no thoughts to change its visa policy regarding tourists from Russia due to the crisis in Ukraine.
off

Russians Spend The Most In Greece During First Half Of 2013

Russian tourists accounted for the biggest rise is Greek tourism revenue during the first six months of the year, according to recent data released by the Bank of Greece.
off

Russian Tourists Opt For Greece

The total number of visas issued in June to Russians for travel to Greece increased by 60.68 percent, according to data provided by the Consul General of Greece in Russia, Ioannis Plotas.
off

Strict Visa Rules Hamper Russian Arrivals To Greece

Greece welcomed 875,000 Russian tourists last year with the average expenditure per visit at 1,085 euros but strict visa regulations still remain an obstacle for a major increase of arrivals, it was underlined at the Greek-Russian Forum for tourism held today, Sunday, 10...

Russian Arrival Increase Expected This Year

Over one million Russian tourists are expected to visit Greece this year, according to predictions made at the Greek Forum 2012 held in Rodos recently. The forum was organized by Russian tourism organization Labirint.

Greece To Make Visa Services Easier For Russians

The Greek Government has undertaken extensive initiatives to facilitate the arrival of Russian tourists to Greece and visitors from countries such as India and China, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the 18th Moscow International Travel and Tourism...

Thessaloniki Hotels See 2010 Occupancy Drop

The average occupancy rate of hotels in Thessaloniki last year showed a decline of 13 percent compared to 2009 thus closing 2010 at 42 percent, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, said last month during the association’s annual pita...

Greek Tourism 2010 Overview

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently announced that legislation on alternative forms of tourism should be completed this year and expressed his hope that 2011 would be the development year for Greek tourism.

Greece Offers Extended Visas To Russian Tourists

The Foreign Ministry last month announced a visa extension to Russian citizens that were on holiday in Greece and hesitant to return to their fire-stricken homeland.

Greek Tourism Agreements with Moldova and Russia

Last month, Greece signed tourism agreements with Moldova and Russia. The agreement with Moldova is intended to promote cooperation in tourism, facilitate tourism arrivals in keeping with each country's laws and regulations, encourage tourism investment, establish tourism...

Russian Tourism Market Continues Strong Growth

According to figures recently compiled by the Russian Institute of Statistics, the Russian outbound travel market continues to grow. Over 20 million people travelled for business or leisure in 2002 which represents an annual increase of 13%. Greece is one of the top 20 (13th)...

Influx In Russian Visitors Expected

Changes in the international climate and improvements at the Greek consulates in Russia raise hopes that Greece could see a major increase in Russian visitors to Greece this year, when compared with 1999.
12