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Short-term Rentals Regulations in Europe Expected by Year-end

The European Commission is expected to present rules for Airbnb-style rentals in Europe by the end of 2022.

GNTO Launches ‘Sustainable Greece’ Platform for UK Users

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has launched a new platform for the UK market, promoting sustainability initiatives and best practices taking place in Greece.

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.

Study: Greeks’ Travel Choices Shift Over 2005-2021 Period

Impacted by the economic crisis over the 2005-2019 period, Greeks’ preferences in travel shifted from higher cost destinations to neighboring, lower-cost countries, according to a study.

Greece Evolving into Leading Yachting Destination

Greece is securing a spot on the global map of top yachting destinations following marina upgrades, according to the Tourism Ministry’s secretary general, Olympia Anastasopoulou.

Attica Region Counts on Healthy Cities to Promote Wellness Tourism

Healthy cities and regions can play a decisive role in the development of health and wellness tourism policies, says Attica Region Governor George Patoulis.

ACI: World Air Travel to Achieve Full Recovery in 2024

Global air travel is expected to fully recover Covid-19-induced losses in 2024, according to ACI, the trade association of the world’s airports.

South Aegean Islands Welcome 5.4 Million Arrivals So Far in 2022

The South Aegean Region, which includes popular destinations such as Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, and Mykonos, welcomed 5.4 million arrivals so far this year.

Appetite for Cruise Holidays Outdoes Pre-pandemic 2019 Levels

Interest in cruise travel is picking up fast exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data presented during the 5th Adriatic Sea Forum in Bari, Italy.

Greek Hotels Outshine Rival Markets in Customer Satisfaction

Greek hotels managed to beat competitor markets in customer satisfaction for eight consecutive months, according to data by ReviewPro.

IATA: Global Air Travel Recovery on Track in August

Peak travel season ends on a high note in August, announced the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Greece’s Alexandros Vassilikos Elected HOTREC President

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos has been elected president of HOTREC, the umbrella association for Hotels, Restaurants, & Cafes in Europe.

Amazon Pilot Project to Make Naxos a ‘Smart’ Island

Amazon has joined forces with Greek companies in a pilot project aimed at making the Cyclades island of Naxos a “smart island”.

Culture Travel Segment to See Growth in Next Decade

Traveling for cultural experiences is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade, , according to insights based on a report by Future Market Insights.

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.

Greece to Benefit from EU-Qatar Air Transport Deal

Greek lawmakers approved an air travel agreement between Greece and Qatar which is part of a previous deal between the European Union and Qatar.

Planned Airline Seats to Greece Still Strong Into October

Greece’s post-Covid recovery is going strong according to planned seats on incoming flights for October, as indicated by INSETE’s recovery tracker.

Spain’s ‘Planeta Calleja’ TV Show Casts Spotlight on Thessaly in Greece

Master chef Jordi Cruz Mas and TV persona Jesús Calleja will be showcasing Thessaly in Central Greece on the “Planeta Calleja” show on Spain’s public channel 4.

Athens Mayor Calls for Airbnb Rules in Greek Capital

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is aiming for the municipality to gain jurisdiction to safeguard the city center from overtourism and unbalanced development.