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G20 Tourism Ministers Agree to Public-Private Actions for Sector Recovery

In a historic meeting, in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, G20 Tourism Ministers addressed the current challenges to the tourism sector and the way forward.

Covid-19 Weighs on Seasonal Employment in Greece

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a considerable toll on seasonal employment, which is for the most part generated by tourism.

Study: Greeks Still Not Keen on Sharing Economy

Greeks still haven’t warmed up to the sharing economy with a mere 15 percent opting to book a short-term rental online, a Eurostat survey says.

Discipline and Planning Key for Greek Drivers Ahead of Travel

Greek drivers are more focused on discipline and planning compared to other Europeans, according to a survey by market analysts Ipsos.

Greece Tourism Revenue Slumps in November 2019

Despite an 18.2 percent rise in inbound traveler flows in November 2019, the month proved to be slower in terms of revenue, according to the Bank of Greece.

South Aegean Region: 2019 Best Year for Tourism

Achieving increasing numbers of arrivals and revenues for the fourth consecutive year, the South Aegean Region said that 2019 was its best year yet.

BoG: New Actions Needed to Maintain Greek Tourism Dynamic

Greek tourism stakeholders need to take action in order to maintain the positive momentum of the sector, the Bank of Greece said.

ITB-IPK: Greece Among ‘Outperforming Destinations’ So Far in 2019

Greece is among the top five “outperforming destinations” in the first eight months of 2019, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Greek Airports Welcome 54.5 Million Passengers in Jan-Sept 2019

A total of 54.5 million passengers went through Greek airports from January to September, marking a 4.8% increase compared to the same period last year.

Greek Hotel Room Rates to Rise by 2-4% Next Year – Report

Room rates at Greek hotels are projected at rising by 2-4 percent next year, according to BCD Travel’s 2020 Industry Forecast.

Merchants Need to Plan for Stricter EU Credit Card Measures

The EU's new credit card safety regulations requiring additional verification by users, are set to take effect on September 14.

Greek Airports Welcome 25.5m Travelers in H1 2019

Greek airports handled 25.5 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by 5.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Trivago: Athens Hotel Room Rates Decline in July

Hotel room rates in Athens declined by 5 percent following the trend across Europe, according to trivago’s Hotel Price Index (tHPI).

BoG: Greek Tourism Generates Jobs, Next Step Ensuring Flexibility

Tourism and process manufacturing are the main job-creating sectors in Greece, according to data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

KEPE: EU Tourists Generate Almost Half of Greece’s 10-year Revenue

During the 2008-2018 period, EU travelers generated 59.9 billion euros to Greece, which accounts for 44 percent of the total revenue, says KEPE.

Greek Tourism Sector Creates 105,284 New Jobs in May

Stronger than ever, Greece’s tourism sector is again stimulating employment by creating 105,284 new jobs in May, according to labor ministry data.

Greek Airports Handle 17m Passengers in First Five Months of 2019

Greek airports handled 17 million passengers in the first five months of the year, recording a 5.6 percent rise against 2018.

Trivago: Santorini, Mykonos, Crete Top Traveler Choices… Again

Santorini, Mykonos and Crete are the top destinations of choice for travelers visiting Greece this summer, according to a survey by trivago.