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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.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

ASN: 2019 One of the Safest Years Ever for Commercial Aviation

Τhe year 2019 was one of the safest ever for commercial aviation, according to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).

Greece Among Safest Places to Travel in 2020, Says Survey

Greece is included on the list of the Top 10 Safest Places to Travel in 2020, which was recently released by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection.

Ryanair: Two New Greek Routes to Armenia for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch of two new services connecting Greece and Armenia for the summer of 2020.

TAP Air Portugal Receives 30th New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal recently celebrated a milestone in the renovation of its fleet by receiving its 30th new aircraft also ending the commercial operation of its last Airbus A330.

Louis Hotels Receives ‘Treasures of Greek Tourism Award’ for 2nd Year in a Row

Louis Hotels, for the second consecutive year has been honored at the Treasures of Greek Tourism Awards 2019.

Athens Welcomes New Year with Fireworks, Music and Revelry

Thousands of Athenians and visitors ushered in the New Year during a big party which was held on December 31, at central Syntagma Square.

STR Study: Greece Debt Crisis Impact on Hospitality

The hospitality sector in Greece managed to withstand during the economic crisis that gripped the country in 2009, according to a study by STR.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

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.

‘Athens Capital Hotel – MGallery’ Brings Accor Hospitality to Syntagma Sq

Central Syntagma Square is set to welcome in 2020, the Athens Capital Hotel – MGallery, a new addition to the Lampsa Hellenic Hotels SA portfolio.

TÜV Austria Hellas Celebrates 25 Years of Presence in Greece

TÜV Austria Hellas, a highly renowned certification and monitoring group specialized in quality and safety, is celebrating 25 years of presence in the Greek market.

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.

Elounda Hills Luxury Tourism Investment Closer to Implementation

The Elounda Hills tourism investment on Crete is one step closer to implementation following the signing of a joint-ministerial decision.