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Report Explores Seasonality, Link to Greece Tourism Revenue

Exploring the causes of seasonality in Greek tourism and finding ways to effectively deal with the issue are the focus of a GSEE report.

Greece Tourism Revenues Still Lagging Despite More Visitors

A Bank of Greece survey urges tourism sector stakeholders to focus more on attracting additional overnight stays rather than increasing foreign visitor arrivals. 

UK Holiday Scamsters Could Face Jail, Foreign Office Adds Greece to List

The UK’s Foreign Office added Greece to destinations frequented by UK travelers, where there has been an increase in false holiday sickness claims.

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.

Greek Girl Power @ ITB Berlin on Int’l Women’s Day

Greek female tourism professionals - owners of accommodation enterprises, family-run businesses, restaurants, tavernas, shops and stores, as well as government officials - made their presence felt at this year’s ITB Berlin held earlier this month, demonstrating in full force that...

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

SETE Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

Survey: Travelers Give Greece Thumbs Up

Travelers to Greece are giving the country thumbs up in terms of overall tourism experience and quality, according to a survey conducted by QED Market Research.

Greece Set to Gain in 2017 as Safe Destination

Greece is expected to gain from the instability in the wider Mediterranean region with pre-bookings setting the trend for 2017, according to Alpha Bank analysts.

Seniors Make Up 20% of EU Tourism, Spend Less, Prefer Greece & Spain

The EU’s 65+ travelers account for one in five tourism nights, or 20 percent of the Union’s tourism activity but spend 20 percent less per day while on holiday, according to a Eurostat study released recently.

Tourists Not Spending Enough Money in Greece

The average spending of tourists in Greece dropped by 8.9 percent at 597.9 euros per trip in July, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

July 2016 Tourism Revenue for Greece Disappoints

Despite promising arrival figures to Greece, tourists are not digging into their pockets, according to Bank of Greece data release on Tuesday, indicating a 3.5 percent drop in travel receipts, down by 100 million euros, for July compared to the same month in 2015.

Greek Tourism Boosts Employment in First Seven Months of 2016

The Greek tourism sector remains one of the country’s driving forces contributing some 82 percent to the increase in employment in the first seven months of the year, according to the latest labor ministry data.

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).

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.

GNTO to Gauge Traveler Satisfaction at 11 Greek Airports

Aiming to ensure the best quality services are offered to travelers visiting Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced this week the launch of a survey across 11 Greek airports, inviting research companies to make their bids for the project.

Lesvos Feels Brunt of Refugee Influx, Tourism Figures Nosedive

Lesvos sector professionals are seeing their efforts die out as the ongoing refugee influx has taken a toll on local tourism, with June figures down by 67.89 percent,

PayPal, Data Insight: Russian Travelers Have a Soft Spot for Greece

It seems that Russian vacationers have a soft spot for Greece and the numbers are growing according to a recent online study by PayPal and Data Insight which bears this out with the number of Russian tourists visiting this summer expected to rise by up to 70 percent.

SETE Chief Says 2016 ‘Last-minute’ Year for Greek Tourism

SETE President Andreas Andreadis' outlook for Greek tourism in 2016 is reluctantly optimistic, as he described it as a “last minute year” due to the inconsistency of bookings and said that the positive outcome is more due to the geopolitical events in the region rather than...