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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.

Thessaloniki Info Desks Welcome over 40,000 Visitors in a Year

More than 40,000 visitors to Thessaloniki had the chance to learn more about the city’s tourist attractions through the Tourist Information Centers (TIC) set up a year ago.

Newly Evolving Chinese Market Seeking Customized Travel to Greece

All the more Chinese nationals seeking to travel to Greece are interested in tailor-made holidays, according to research presented at ITB China 2019.

New Jobs Driven by Tourism Boost Employment in Greece

The launch of the tourism season in Greece created additional new jobs in April, according to data from the Greek Labor Ministry’s Ergani system.

Greece’s Incoming Jan-April Airport Traffic Rises

Traffic through Greece’s airports marked an 8.4 percent rise in the first four months of the year, reaching over 10 million passengers, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Greece Airport Traffic Up by 9% in Q1 2019

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports increased by 9 percent in the first three months of the year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

Passenger Traffic Through Greek Airports Up in Jan-Feb

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports increased by 10.7 percent during the first two months of 2019, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Greek Travel Agencies Report Improved Performance in 2018

Greek travel agency activity increased by 28.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, demonstrating the ongoing dynamic of the tourism sector.

Online Reviews, Word of Mouth Key Factors Affecting Travel Plans, Study Finds

Travelers rely on online sites and word of mouth to plan their next trip, according to STR's Consumer Travel Insights 2019 report.

UNWTO Poll Says Residents Must Be Part of Urban Tourism Planning

City tourism must go hand in hand with residents’ needs and lifestyles, according to the findings of a study conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS research firm.