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Greece Bets on Tourism, Ready for Challenges

Tourism professionals are seeing efforts pay off with data indicating a steady growth and plenty of room for improvement in 2017, according to the latest Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) data.

Ioannina in Greece Fully Booked for the Holidays

Hotels and accommodation facilities in Ioannina, northern Greece, are fully booked for the holiday season.

Reduced Overnights Knock Down Greek Tourism Revenues

The decreasing numbers of overnight stays is the factor determining revenues in tourism, according to a recent study conducted by SETE Intelligence, the research institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Greece Set to Gain in 2017 as Safe Destination

Greece is expected to gain from the instability in the wider Mediterranean region with pre-bookings setting the trend for 2017, according to Alpha Bank analysts.

Minister Kountoura Invites Obama to Holiday in ‘This Small, Great World’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited US President Barak Obama to spend his next holidays in Greece, during the dinner held in his honor in Athens recently.

WTM 2016: SETE Chief Says Sectors Can Work with Tourism to Boost Greek Economy

Tourism can contribute to further growth and play a crucial role in restoring the Greek economy by involving other sectors, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis said on Monday, ahead of the World Travel Market held in London this week.

Weak Spending, Last Minute Bookings Take Toll on Greek Tourism

Last-minute reservations and decreased spending combined with an onslaught of taxes are cited by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) as the reason behind declining revenues from tourism this year.

SETE: Greece’s Jan.-Aug. 2016 Incoming Traffic Marks Upturn

Incoming traffic through Greece’s main airports escalated in the first eight months of the year up by 6.5 percent or by an additional 753,000 arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Wednesday.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

Greece Tourism Body Says 11th-hour Travelers to Compensate for Lost Ground

Last-minute vacationers are offsetting losses recorded in the first summer months of the year with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) indicating a 9 percent rise in the number of arrivals in July at regional airports and a 9.6 percent increase at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.

Last-Minute Bookings to Make or Break 2016 Tourism for Greece

While incoming air traffic to Greece for the January-June period marked a 4.9 percent increase, up by 278,000 arrivals, inbound road traffic dropped by 7.4 percent at a loss of about 337,000 arrivals compared to the same period in 2015.

SETE, Crete Region Explore Ways to Make Island Top Destination

Seeking ways to attract more tourism to the island of Crete, local authorities and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held a day event last week bringing together private and public interests towards the achievement of this goal.

Germans Eyeing Greece Investments Enterprise Body Says

German investors are exploring opportunities in Greece to place their capital, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Mediterranean Panorama & Stockholm Travel Week to Promote Greece in Scandinavia

The organizers of the successful Grekland Panorama - which has been promoting Greece to the Scandinavian market in the past years - are taking the event to the next level by incorporating other Mediterranean destinations and re-naming it into “Mediterranean Panorama”.

SETE Chief Says 2016 ‘Last-minute’ Year for Greek Tourism

SETE President Andreas Andreadis' outlook for Greek tourism in 2016 is reluctantly optimistic, as he described it as a “last minute year” due to the inconsistency of bookings and said that the positive outcome is more due to the geopolitical events in the region rather than...

‘Guardian’ Sees Greece Tourism Upsurge Due to Safety, Stability

Athens is ready to host some 4.5 million visitors this year and the Guardian is describing the rising tourism numbers as a “miracle”, adding that much of the upsurge is linked to Greece’s safety record.

Eurogroup: Greece Gets New Lease on Life, Tourism, Business Sectors Relieved

Greece clinched additional loans from its international creditors to the tune of 10.3 billion euros on Wednesday, while Eurogroup finance ministers agreed to offer debt relief extending the repayment period and capping interest rates.