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Greece Leasing Out Beaches for Business Use

The Greek finance ministry is moving full speed ahead with the lease of public beaches for business use, completing over 90 online auctions thus far.

Kountoura to Address EU Parliament Tourism Event

Tourism development and infrastructure will be among the issues to be covered by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during a European Parliament event on May 22.

TUI Increases Turnover to €6.81b in H1, Sees Strong Growth in Bookings for Greece

Strong demand for holiday experiences and cruises have boosted TUI Group’s first half (H1) turnover by 7.2 percent to 6.81 billion euros.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

TUI Study: Pro-Europe Support Makes Comeback Among Young Adults

Only one in three young Europeans trust EU institutions while fewer trust trade unions, churches and the media, according to a study by the TUI Foundation.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

GBR: Stronger Arrivals Spur Athens Q1 Hotel Revenues

International arrivals to Athens International Airport have stimulated revenue for the Greek capital’s hotels in the first quarter of 2018, according to GBR Consulting.

Greek Hotel Chamber Backs HOTREC’s Call for Slashed VAT Rates

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels welcomed proposals for the reduction of VAT rates for hotels in Europe, during the recent general assembly of HOTREC in Austria.

INSETE-trivago Team Up to Offer More Insight on Greek Hospitality Market

In its ongoing effort to provide the most accurate insight into Greek tourism and travel industry trends, INSETE has joined forces with trivago.

DiaNEOsis-IOBE Study: Heavy Taxation Tops Greeks’ Worries

Greece’s taxpayers are concerned about their ability to pay up, with direct taxes over the 2008-2016 period having increased by 94 percent, a study by IOBE and diaNEOsis reveals.

Rhodes, TUI Airline Meet to Pave Way for Future Collaborations

The prospects of tourism, ways to diversify the tourist product and extend the season were discussed during the 14th TUI Airline Congress, held on the island of Rhodes.

Athens 1st TravelFest Debuts with a Spotlight on Adventure

Aiming to cover the needs of the experiences-seeking traveler, the 1st TravelFest was held at the Dais Cultural & Sports Center in Maroussi.

Crete ‘Big Meet’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Cuisine, Products

Greek products will take center stage during the “Crete: The Big Meet - Local Flavors of Greece” show, scheduled to run from April 28 until May 6 in Thessaloniki.

PwC: Greece Must Boost Bed Capacity to Remain Competitive

Boosting accommodation capacity at popular destinations and accelerating hotel upgrades are key in order for Greece to achieve growth, a recent PwC study reveals.

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Island Culture ‘Window to Greece’, Says Minister

The cultural wealth of the Greek islands is an integral part of the country’s identity serving as a “window to Greece”, said Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Hoteliers Call on Ryanair to Re-examine Chania Base Termination

Chania hoteliers are calling on low-cost carrier Ryanair to re-examine its decision to shut down its base at Chania Airport on Crete.

Greece a Favorite Luxury Travel Destination in 2016, Says SETE Intelligence

Greece welcomed 402,000 luxury travelers in 2016, making it the third most popular destination in this category for European markets after Italy and Spain.

Greece Tops TUI UK’s Summer 2019 Offerings

Greece features on TUI UK’s list of top travel options for the summer of 2019, with Europe’s largest leisure group offering its customers more choice and value.

Incoming Traffic at Greek Airports on the Rise in February 2018

February tourist arrivals increased at major Greek airports by 24.9%, reinforcing estimates of a good year ahead for Greek tourism, according to SETE Intelligence.