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WTTC – JLL New Report to Prepare Destinations for Tourism Growth

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched ‘Destination 2030’, the first comprehensive assessment of cities’ readiness for tourism growth.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

Zakynthos Authorities Allow Access to Famed Navagio Beach

Zakynthos authorities have given the green light for access via boat to the world famous Navagio Beach, which had been cordoned off earlier this year after a rockfall.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Santorini Named Best Island in Europe by ‘Global Traveler’ Readers

Santorini has been voted “Best Island in Europe” by the readers of US monthly travel magazine Global Traveler.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Ready for Routes in June

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme will get their own ferry service next month, according to an announcement by Aegean Seaways.

Zakynthos Authorities Submit Navagio Theme Park Plan to Ministry

Zakynthos authorities have submitted a plan to the tourism ministry, for the overhaul of the area at the Navagio beach, in the aftermath of a landslide incident earlier this year.

Changing Trends Alter Tourism Outcomes for Greece

The changing trends in Greece's source tourism markets and duration of stay appear to have changed the sector’s outcomes, according to INSETE.

Dreamy Cruise Ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ to Visit Piraeus as Part of Med Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises’ "Celebrity Edge" will be making its first port of call at Piraeus on May 30, as part of its Mediterranean itinerary.

Lower Spain Margins, Boeing 737 MAX Issue Take Toll on TUI Group H1 Results

Airline overcapacity for Spain and the grounding of 15 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s first half results.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Airbnb ‘Phenomenon’ Accounts for 5.3% of Rental Market, Say Experts

Airbnb-style rentals account for 5.3 percent of Attica’s home rental market, or 12,000 of the 150,000 properties up for rent, according to recent findings.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

TUI Expands Hotel Business with Three Hotels on Kos

As part of its expansion strategy to strengthen its high-margin hotel segment, TUI Group moves into Greece with the acquisition of three hotels on Kos.