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CWT Forecasts 8% MICE Travel Growth in 2020

MICE travel is expected to increase by 8% in 2020, despite Brexit confusion and geopolitical instability, according to a study by travel management platform CWT.

Samothrace Promo Actions Announced by Greek Tourism Minister

Actions to promote the remote island of Samothrace, which lost a large part of its tourism last summer due to lacking ferry transport, have been announced.

Greece Gains Ground with Canadians, Australians in 2016-2018

Canada, Australia, Denmark, the US and Poland were the top source markets for Greece over the 2016-2018 period, according to INSETE.

ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

ETC: Europe Enticing Larger Share of South-East Asian Travelers

City tourism and a wide array of choices make Europe a top destination for South-East Asian travelers, says a study by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.

Greek Hotel Room Rates to Rise by 2-4% Next Year – Report

Room rates at Greek hotels are projected at rising by 2-4 percent next year, according to BCD Travel’s 2020 Industry Forecast.

Study Reveals Athens 2019 Hotel Occupancy Rates Dropping

A recent boom in accommodation options in Athens appears to be impacting the hotel market, a study released by GBR Consulting reveals.

GNTO Head Gerekou Ready for New Era in Greek Tourism

The Greek National Tourism Organization has entered a “new era” and will support tourism startups, innovation and new ideas, says GNTO President Angela Gerekou.

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

INSETE: Stable Financial Ecosystem Key to Greece’s Economic Growth

Sustainable development and reducing taxation should be the key components of a new post-bailout economic policy for Greece, says a report by INSETE.

High-end ‘Elounda Hills’ Investment Enters Next Phase

The high-end resort Elounda Hills is one step closer to implementation after the Agios Nikolaos Municipality approved the construction of a marina on the premises.

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Athens Retailers Call for Shopping Destination Promo Plan

Athens retailers say Greece must create and implement of a far-reaching shopping destination branding strategy if it wants to see revenues rise.

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.

Kaiafas Thermal Springs Approved, Set to Re-open

The Kaiafas Thermal Springs, in the Peloponnese, are one step closer to re-opening after Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis approved a decision declaring them as being “therapeutic”.

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Samothrace Ferry Issue Prompts Hoteliers’ Call for Infrastructure

The disruption to transportation to and from the island of Samothrace at the peak of the tourism season has spurred the reaction of Greek hoteliers.