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Planned Airline Seats for Greek Summer Season Down by 7%

The number of airline seats planned on international flights for the summer season are down by 7 percent, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's research body, INSETE.
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Alitalia’s Passenger Revenues Increase by 4.4% in June

Italian carrier Alitalia recorded a 4.4 percent increase in passenger revenues in June, compared to the same month last year.

‘Too’ Popular Destinations Off French Travelers’ Bucket Lists

French travelers are steering clear of overly popular destinations that are too crowded citing security concerns and inconvenience as factors, according to a study.

Donoussa Island Gastro Event Showcases Cyclades Products

Greek and Italian food experts got together for the 'Avli Meets Donoussa' event with the aim to showcase Cyclades products and flavors.

AirBaltic Extends Athens – Riga Seasonal Routes to December

AirBaltic is extending its seasonal routes between Riga and Athens until December 1, aiming to meet the increasing demand for travel between the two countries.

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.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

TÜV Hellas Gives Certification to the New Lifts of Athens’ Four Seasons Hotel

TÜV Hellas (TÜV Nord) has carried out the inspection and certification process of the 19 new lifts of the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.

CNT: Santorini’s ‘Istoria’ Hotel Among the Coolest New Island Hideouts for 2019

The Istoria Hotel on the Greek island of Santorini is included on Condé Nast Traveller's "Coolest New Island Hideouts for 2019" list.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

‘Wanderlust Greece’ Creates Social Media Buzz for North Aegean Islands

The North Aegean islands of Ikaria, Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Limnos recently went viral through the new digital travel campaign of "Wanderlust Greece".

Seajets’ Tera Jet Vessel Connects Piraeus with Paros-Ios-Santorini

Seajets has launched a new itinerary from Piraeus to the Greek islands of Paros, Ios and Santorini, which will be operated by its highspeed Tera Jet vessel.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

Costa Navarino Sets Dates for 2020 Messinia Pro-Am Golf Event

Costa Navarino, located in the Peloponnese, is preparing to host the fourth edition of the Messinia Pro-Am international golf tournament during February 19-22, 2020.

Interview – Alain Dupeyras: ‘Sustainable Long-term Practices Vital for Greek Tourism’

Greek tourism must adopt long-term sustainable practices in order to achieve further growth, according to Alain Dupeyras, Head of Regional Development and Tourism Division at the OECD.

Grecotel Danilia Village Hosts Tourism, Gastronomy Events of Corfu

Grecotel’s Danilia Village, a traditional settlement and cultural park located on Corfu, recently hosted two events that promoted the island’s tourism offerings and gastronomy wealth.

Changing Trends Alter Tourism Outcomes for Greece

The changing trends in Greece's source tourism markets and duration of stay appear to have changed the sector’s outcomes, according to INSETE.

Ministry Announces New Programs in Tourism Studies

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced that it would be introducing 10 new tourism studies programs for the 2019-2020 period.

Lower Spain Margins, Boeing 737 MAX Issue Take Toll on TUI Group H1 Results

Airline overcapacity for Spain and the grounding of 15 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s first half results.

Volotea CEO: ‘Athens Base Launch Most Successful in Our History’

One year after the opening of Volotea's base in Athens, the carrier's CEO referred to it as "the most successful launch" in the airline's history.