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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Safety, Easier Travel Tops Tourism Leaders’ Agenda for 2017

Enhancing security and facilitating travel in order to ensure sustainable growth of travel and tourism is the top priority for the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which released a statement on occasion of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016.

Greece Arrival Numbers on the Rise, Revenue Shrinking

Despite growing arrival numbers, Greek tourism has failed to meet expectations with the balance of travel services marking an 8.8 percent drop in the first eight months of 2016 against last year, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Greek Tourism Body Urges Investments in Infrastructure

In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.

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.

CN Traveller UK Readers Place Greece @ the Top

Greece has been named and voted as the best country in the world for 2016 by Condé Nast Traveller UK readers.

Aegean Isles Showcase Leisure Offerings at Germany’s TourNatur Expo

As part of a ongoing strategy to promote all-year-round tourism, the North and South Aegean regions are participating this year at the TourNatur expo taking place September 2-4 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Report: Travel and Tourism Sector is Third Biggest Employer in the World

Travel & Tourism is the third biggest employer after retail and agriculture, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). In 2014, the travel and tourism industry supported 277 million jobs which is 9.4 percent of world employment.
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New Tourist Guide Training To Benefit Tourists With Disabilities

Enjoying travel and tourism is not always easy for people with intellectual and learning difficulties and their families.