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Grace Santorini: A Pool, A Sunset & Paradise

Travel+Leisure and The Telegraph are among the travel media showcasing the world-famed infinity pool at the Grace Santorini.

Greek Tourism Set to Attract €4.1bn in Investments

A total of €4.1 billion in tourism investments & €3.2 billion in up-coming projects are set to cement the sector as a key driver of the Greek economy. 

Air Links with New Markets Top Kountoura-Fraport Talks

Connecting Greece with new markets was at the center of talks between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Fraport’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

Too Many Tourists Causing Disruption, Europeans Getting Fed Up

Residents at cities across Europe are telling tourists to go home after the massive inflows of travelers are making life a burden at many destinations.

TUI Reports Strong Q3 Performance, Expects Good Year

TUI Group recorded turnover growth of 16.41 percent to €4.94 billion with EBITA climbing 18.7 percent to €191.0 million in the Q3 2016/17 period.

European Survey Says Airbnb Rentals Now Lucrative Business for Companies

Airbnb-style rentals are growing into a highly lucrative business with all the more professional agents or firms benefiting from the increasing demand.

One-euro Levy for Every Cruise Traveler to Santorini 

Passengers visiting Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to the Port Authority plans.

Sector Experts Say Big Break for Greek Tourism Now 

A friendlier investment environment and robust tourism earnings are key to ensuring the sector’s best performance ever, SETE says.

May Travel Receipts, Traffic to Greece on the Rise

Travel revenue and incoming tourism traffic rose in May by 1.7 percent and 1.5 percent year-on-year respectively, according to the Bank of Greece.

Which Greek Tourism Businesses are Eligible for Subsidies

Investors seeking to launch tourism businesses can benefit from subsidies of up to 200,000 euros, as part of a a new NSRF program.

EROSANTORINI: An Unrivalled Bespoke Travel Experience in Greece

The EROSANTORINI estate has won over the crowds with its ultimate bespoke hospitality services on Santorini, one of the world’s most spectacular locations.

PayPal Survey: 99% of Greeks Recommend a Trip to Greece

According to a PayPal survey, 99 percent of Greeks would wholeheartedly recommend that foreign travelers holiday in their country.

Travel Trade Athens 2017 Aiming to Promote Greek Capital

Ways to promote the Greek capital and its diverse tourist offerings will be the focus of the 5th Travel Trade Athens, due to take place on October 2-3.

TUI, Thomas Cook Say Brisk Demand for Greece

Global tour giants TUI and Thomas Cook say the number of bookings for Greek destinations has grown significantly this summer.

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

ATOR: Russian Tourists Prefer Crete, Rhodes, Corfu

Russian travelers are selecting Crete, Corfu and Rhodes for their 2017 summer holidays, according to the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR). 

Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Greek Tourism to Reach New Heights with More German, UK Travelers

It’s going to be a “hot" summer for Greece this year, thanks to some 30 million tourists expected to hit Greek shores compared to 27.5 million last year.