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WTTC: Greece ‘Well-placed’ but Tourism Growth Must Go Hand-in-hand with Investment

Travel and tourism is the driving force of investment and economic growth for local economies but countries set to see an increase in visitors must ensure that infrastructure is in place if they wish to tap into the benefits, a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report...

Greece Tourism Heads Call for Credit Card Use to Tackle Tax Dodgers

Greek tourism authorities are urging travelers to pay in plastic as a way to fight tax evasion, which has been taking a toll on the ailing Greek economy for decades.

Tourists to Greece Spend 2.5bn Euros Annually by Credit Card

Holidaymakers to Greece in 2014 spent 2.5 billion euros on their credit cards, up by 15 percent, according to the latest figures released during a recent VISA Hellas event titled “Growth Through Innovation”.

Athens Hotel Rate Hikes Reflect Increasing Popularity

Athens ranks third among European destinations with the highest increase in hotel rates for May compared to the previous month, according to online booking agent trivago.gr’s Hotel Price Index .

Civil Aviation Authority Expects 50 Million Passengers in Greek Airports This Year

Some 50 million passengers are expected to pass through Greek airports this year, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.

German Tour Operators Optimistic, See Crete, Rhodes, Kos as Top Spots

German tour operators are insisting that German tourists are planning to hit Greek shores in droves despite recent media reports about dwindling tourism figures.

Hersonissos Day Event Finds Germans Still Choosing Crete

German travelers have a soft spot for Crete, which they chose to visit more than once, according to the findings of a recent workshop on “German Market: Trends and Challenges” held in Hersonissos.

Italy Travelers Shy Away from Greece in Jan-Apr

Incoming traffic from Italy has dropped by 14 percent in the first four months of 2015, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) figures released last week reveal. Arrivals from the Italian ports of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, declined by 14 percent between...

Want Money’s Worth? Athens is Your Best Bet

It’s official: Athens is among the most affordable cities in Europe, according to an August Hotel Price Index (tHPI) report released last week by online booking agent Trivago.gr.

Athens Hotels Hike Rates in September, Still Among Europe’s Cheapest

Athens hotel rates were up by 18 percent in September, compared to the same month last year, but are still among the most affordable in Europe, according to online booking agent trivago.gr’s Hotel Price Index.

US, Scandinavian Travelers Pay More, Stay Less in Greece, Trivago Finds

American and Scandinavian travelers spent more between July and August this year on their stays in Greece, but shortened their holidays, according to online booking agent trivago.gr’s recent report.

Google Athens Event Reveals the Way We Travel

In efforts to inform travel-related businesses and professionals on the latest trends as well as examine the impact of the internet on travel, Travel@Google recently organized a day event in Athens titled “The Way We Travel”.

WTM 2015: Rhodes – Where Cosmopolitan & Genuine Go Hand-in-hand

With 335 days of sunshine, Rhodes is definitely the place to be if you want to prolong your Greek holidays… “and that’s a statistic”, Rhodes Mayor Fotis Chatzidiakos says with a smile while speaking to the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) during the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in...

IATA Cuts Air Passenger Forecast as Long-Term Demand Dips

An ailing global economy and weaker China forecasts are the reasons the International Air Transport Association (IATA) cited on Thursday, for cutting its long-term growth forecast for the number of air passengers around the world.

Russia-Turkey Turmoil to Send Tourism to Greece

Russian tourists who were planning to visit Turkey in the summer of 2016 will most likely be redistributed to Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

ITB Says City Travel Still Popular Despite Paris Attacks

The world may be seeing an increase in the number of terror attacks in metropolitan areas, but this is not hindering travelers from including popular and populated cities in their itineraries, the ITB says.

Hotels in Metsovo Top Trivago’s Best in Greece List

The mountain village of Metsovo in northern Greece has topped holiday booking site trivago.gr's Reputation Ranking of 25 Greek destinations with the best hotels.

Can Women in Greek Tourism ‘Make it Happen’?

"You've come a long way, baby” …that’s how US cigarette company Philip Morris marketed its lady-like smokes, the Virginia Slims, to young professional women in 1968. Today, some 48 years later, female empowerment through employment can’t say the same.

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.