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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.

Brexit Doubts, 737 MAX Grounding Keep TUI Outlook Steady

Brexit uncertainty, aviation overcapacity to Spain, and delayed summer bookings appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s third quarter results.

Andros Jet to Handle Samothrace Route

The catamaran Andros Jet, from the fleet of Greek ferry operator Seajets, is scheduled to begin routes to the island of Samothrace from Alexandroupolis.

Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Greek Authorities Address Air Traffic Control Delays

The Transport Ministry is looking to address the issue of flight delays at Athens International Airport (AIA) and at other facilities across Greece.

Greek PM Sets Out Culture Ministry Agenda with Ambitious Projects

The Greek government's priority is to link culture with tourism and sport, according to Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.

EBRD – SETE Team Up for Destination Management Project

Greece's tourism confederation SETE has joined forces with the EBRD for a pilot destination management plan running on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

‘Too’ Popular Destinations Off French Travelers’ Bucket Lists

French travelers are steering clear of overly popular destinations that are too crowded citing security concerns and inconvenience as factors, according to a study.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Link a ‘Step to Friendship’ for Greece and Turkey

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme now have their own ferry service that runs three times a week by Turkey-based shipping company Aegean Seaways.