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Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Popular Greek Destinations Claim Bulk of Orthodox Easter Pre-bookings

Orthodox Easter tourist traffic in Greece is concentrated in popular destinations with lesser-known locations struggling to see figures rise.

Islands Top Greek Easter Destinations, Bookings Up 15%

Six Greek islands and several mainland destinations are set to host most of Greece’s Easter travelers, with pre-booking figures indicating a 15 percent rise compared to last year.

Greece Expects Visitor Numbers from Israel to Soar in 2019

More than 700,000 travelers from Israel are expected to visit Greece in 2019, according to figures released by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Corfu Among Costliest Holiday Bargain Destinations for UK Travelers, Says Report

The Greek island of Corfu is among the 12 most expensive holiday destinations for UK travelers, according to the 13th annual Post Office Holiday Money Report.

Greek Tourism Rivals Turkey, Cyprus, Spain Make Comeback in 2018

Greece’s main tourism competitors appear to be recovering their share of the market with 11-month arrival figures indicating an upward trend.

Tumbling Turkish Lira Takes Toll on Tourism to Northern Greece

The tumbling Turkish lira has taken a toll on tourism flows from the neighboring country of Turkey into Northern Greece, local tour operators say.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Greece’s Public Revenue Body Issues Traveler Rights Guide

Duty free sales, VAT exemption and cash limits are some of the issues covered in a newly released guide by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), for travelers visiting the country.

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.

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).

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.

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.

Russian Tourists Set Sights on Greece, Bulgaria this Summer

The recent barrage of terror strikes and the ongoing animosity between Russia and Turkey have diverted travelers to Greece and Bulgaria, with both countries stepping up their campaigns to attract more Russian tourists.

Bank of Greece Gives Guidelines for Growth in Tourism

Innovative measures towards the modernization of existing structures and facilitation of travel such as simplified visa procedures, extending visiting hours at cultural and archaeological sites and extending the season can stimulate tourism demand, according to a report released...

Macedonia-Thrace Region Troubled With Drop in Tourism, To Refocus Promotional Strategy

In efforts to revive dwindling tourist interest, the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace has decided to place tourism at the center of its development strategy with the aim to “rebrand” the wider location as a "tourist destination of excellence”.