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Greece Tourism Body Expects Record Arrivals in 2017, Spending Key

Tourist arrivals to Greece are expected to increase yet again this year, according to initial forecasts by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that the decisive factor will be an increase in spending.

Sabre Sees 6.9% Rise in Q3 Revenue

Travel technology solutions provider Sabre reported a 6.9 percent rise in third quarter revenue, the company said this week.

ITB Berlin Relocates Greece, Gives Arab Destinations Central Space

Greece and several other major tourism destinations will be relocated at ITB Berlin 2017 in Germany on March 8-12 with Arab destinations moving into the travel trade show’s spotlight.

Greek Ministry, Central Bank Differ on Tourism Revenue Figures

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently expressed her concern over figures released by the Bank of Greece that appear to be different to the ministry's findings.

Airbnb vs New York City: Let the Battle Begin

Airbnb and the City of New York will meet in court following NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent approval of a law impacting online home rental companies like Airbnb. In response, the short-term rental company sued the city, its mayor and the state attorney general.

IATA Chief Reveals Vision for Enhanced Air Travel

More efficient and less intrusive security checks, enriched air travel shopping options, a single order record to include all reference numbers for the trip, accurate real-time information and single identity verification are just some of the International Air Transport...

Google Trips App Goes Live: See More, Plan Less

Google is again tapping into the tourism market with the launch of a new travel app called Google Trips that helps potential holidaymakers plan their next adventure.

Europe Congress Wraps Up Successful MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 MICE Event

Hosted buyers, solution providers and leading event planners had the chance to meet, share ideas, propose solutions to challenges and establish long lasting relations during the fourth MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 MICE B2B forum held recently in Moscow.

SETE: Greece’s Jan.-Aug. 2016 Incoming Traffic Marks Upturn

Incoming traffic through Greece’s main airports escalated in the first eight months of the year up by 6.5 percent or by an additional 753,000 arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Wednesday.

Greece’s Last-minute Call to Tourists via #nowisthetime Promo

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is sending out a last-minute call to travelers and holidaymakers to visit Greece while the summer is still here through its “Now is the Time” online campaign and contest.

Rhodes’ August Tourism Rise Paves Way for September

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes is expecting tourism to pick up pace this month on the back of airport data revealing a 5.4 percent rise in incoming traffic for August compared to the same month last year.

Summer Blow to Greece’s Small Hospitality Businesses, Viability at Risk

Small accommodation businesses active in tourism have taken a blow this year, recording decreased arrivals and overnight stays as well as diminishing revenue, according to the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETKE).

South African Airways Marks US-Ghana Route’s 1-year Birthday

South African Airways (SAA) is celebrating its one-year anniversary of flights between the US and Ghana via its nonstop route launched last year between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and the Washington, DC - Dulles International Airport.

Greece Tax-free Shopping Plummets in First 7 Months of 2016

Revenue in Greece from tax-free shopping in the first seven months of the year has dropped by 18.54 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

Terrorism Takes Toll on France, Turkey Tourism

France and Turkey are seeing tourism numbers dwindle as terrorism strikes this and last year have taken a bite out of one of their largest markets, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).