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CLIA: Higher Demand for Cruise Travel, More Ships in 2018

More travelers will be taking to the seas for recreation in 2018 with more ships hitting the waters to meet the demand, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.

Greek Tourism Minister Completes US Visit on Positive Note

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura completed her US visit with a series of meetings, highlighting the investment opportunities in Greece.

Greece-Russia Year of Tourism Set for Action

Greek tourism ministry authorities met with their counterparts in Russia to finalize the details of the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

TUI Group’s Year Going Great, Aiming for 10% Growth by 2020

TUI increased turnover by 8.1 percent to 18.5 billion euros in the year ending September 2017 and EBITA by 12 percent to 1.12 billion euros.

Greek Airports Welcome Record 11-Month Passenger Traffic

Greek airports recorded robust passenger numbers in the January-November 2017 period welcoming a total 55.8 million against 53.6 million last year.

Akrotiri Event Brings Overtourism on Santorini into the Spotlight

Santorini Mayor Nikos Zorzos reiterated his concerns over the toll of overtourism, during an event marking 50 years since excavations at Akrotiri.

Alternative Tourism Ventures in Greece Get EU Funding Go-ahead

Accessible tourism destinations, faith and hiking tourism are some of the projects which have received approval and are being implemented with EU funding.

Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

Lower Purchase Limits Boost Tax Free Shopping in Greece by 12%

Tax free shopping picked up pace in Greece over the last 12 months marking a 63 percent increase in sales and a 12 percent rise in purchase value.

Greece’s ‘Υοu Go Culture’ E-learning Platform Calls for Support

An ambitious e-learning platform offering insight into Greece via virtual tours is aiming to collect 65,000 euros by December 31 via a crowdfunding campaign.

Greek Natura Areas a Tourism Boon Waiting to be Discovered

Greece’s Natura 2000 areas can contribute greatly to the upgrade of the tourism product and generate millions in revenue, according to research firm diaNEOsis.

‘European Meet Up’ to Focus on Benefits of Robust Tourism

Tapping into tourism and its vast potential is the focus of a day event on November 28, to be held at the Life Gallery hotel in Ecali, Athens.

More Europeans Traveling Abroad, Even Stronger Numbers Next Year

It’s been a strong year for tourism in Europe with outbound travel surpassing forecasts and destinations posting positive figures, according to a survey by IPK International.

Peloponnese Seeks to Tap into Vast Tourism Potential

Ways of diversifying the tourism product of the Peloponnese were discussed during a workshop recently held within the 20th Development Forum / Money Show.

GfK Study: Greece Among World’s Top 5 for Tourism Reputation

Greece is ranked fifth among the top five countries in terms of global perception for tourism in the latest Anholt-GfK Nation Brands IndexSM (NBISM) study.

Greece’s Winning and Losing Destinations in First Half of 2017

An InSETE study recently examined incoming tourism for each Greek region, comparing first half data for 2016 and 2017 based on number of visits, overnights stays and revenue.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Invests in Year-round Tourism

On the back of a positive trend in tourist traffic for 2017, the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region expects to achieve even stronger results by extending the tourism season.

Ten-month Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports Up by 9.9%

Airports across Greece recorded a 9.9 percent rise in passenger traffic for the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Athens Meet Says Culture Key to Tourism Growth in Greece

Greece’s vast cultural legacy can contribute greatly to the development of tourism, according to findings presented at the 2nd Athens Culture Symposium.