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SETE: Road, Sea, Air Travel to Greece on the Rise

Incoming traffic to Greece by road, air and sea is increasing, paving the way for improved figures in 2017, according to the monthly bulletin of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Greek Island Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Join S. Aegean Region Action Plan

South Aegean Region authorities are inviting local government bodies, municipalities and tourism professionals to join its promotional strategy.

Diane Kochilas Sets the Greek Table on US Public Television

The sights, sounds and tastes of Greece will travel to the US with "My Greek Table” set to air on American Public Television on October 6.

Turkey Bans Greece-bound Sailing

Turkey’s transport ministry said it was banning travel to Greece on yachts, sailboats and ferries after Greek authorities seized 11 vessels for violating maritime regulation.

ITB, IPK: Tourism Strong Despite Terror Fears, Safer Destinations a Priority

Travel has not been hindered by fears of terrorism but destination choices have changed, according to a survey by IPK International on behalf of ITB Berlin.

Greece-Russia Tourism Year Takes Off

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Russian Alternate Culture Minister Alla Manilova recently inaugurated the Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

Greece Looking to Tap into Benefits of Sports Tourism

The Culture Ministry's General Secretariat of Sports is seeking ways to create integrated packages for sport and leisure and promote major athletic events.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Tourist Flows Still Strong in September for Greece

Summer is still on in Greece this September with hotels fully booked, flights on the rise and cruise travel marking its best month of the year this far.

Electra Metropolis: A Year of Success, Guests and Awards

More than 100,000 visitors and three awards later, the 5-star Electra Metropolis Hotel marks its one-year anniversary with plans to continue winning over the crowds.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.

Greece a Top Choice for Balkan Travelers

All the more travelers from Balkan countries are opting to vacation in Greece, with arrivals up by 115.6 percent in the 2009-2015 period.

Greek Deposit Inflows Slowly Picking Up Pace

Private sector deposits at Greek banks picked up pace in the summer months on back of improved tourism figures and following the third bailout deal.

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Deputy Kos Mayor Urges Support of Local Economy

Ditching the imminent stayover tax is among the measures proposed by Deputy Kos Mayor Euterpe Papachristou to support the island’s economy.

Fully-booked Spain May Bolster Greece Tourism

Higher prices and over crowding in Spain are expected to boost tourism to cheaper destinations including Greece.

Cruise Shipowners Table Urgent Issues Ahead of Next Tourism Season

Greek cruise body EEKFN is looking to include new destinations on itineraries and for Greek-owned cruise ships to return to the national register.

How Deep do Europeans Dig in their Pockets for Travel

Luxembourgish residents spent the most per holiday trip in 2015, followed by residents of Austria and Malta, according to data released by Eurostat.