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Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

German Tour Experts Concerned About Greece Room Capacity

German tour operators are concerned about a shortage of rooms at Greek destinations in view of an increase in summer sales from Germany.

EU Proposes Stronger Visa Policy for More Security

The European Commission has tabled a new proposal on visa procedures, ahead of a plan to update the Visa Information System (VIS).

Long-haul Europe-bound Tourism on the Rise in 2018

Long-haul inbound tourism in Europe gained momentum in 2017 driven by increased pre-bookings, paving the way for a strong 2018.

IPK – ITB Berlin: Record-breaking Growth for Global Travel

ITB 2018 kicks off today with great news: According to IPK, global travel in 2017 grew by 6.5 percent, reaching some 1.2 billion trips.

Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport Main Runway Opens

The main runway at Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport is in operation handling all flights, following the completion of planned maintenance works there.

Tourism Offsets Greece’s Current Account Deficit

Greece’s current account recorded a deficit of 1.5 billion euros in 2017 down by 418 million euros year-on-year, with travel receipts slightly increasing.

Lesvos in Drive to Restore Reputation Ahead of Summer 2018

The Molyvos Tourism Association recently launched its campaign "Lesvos: After All, It's Still the Aegean!”, which aims to promote the island's tourism offerings.

South Aegean Region Aims to Build Upon Tourism Success of 2017

Far-reaching media strategies and investments in infrastructure upgrades continue to form the South Aegean Region’s tourism policy for the year ahead.

Trivago Reveals Travelers’ Favorite Winter Destinations in Greece

Four of the top 10 favorite winter destinations in Greece for foreign travelers were on Santorini, according to data released by trivago.gr.

TUI Russia – Mouzenidis Group Join Forces to Boost Incoming Tourism to Greece

TUI Russia and Greek travel operator Mouzenidis Group have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of increasing incoming tourism flows to Greece.

German Travel Interest in Greece Soaring

Greece is winning over German travelers, pushing rival Turkey aside, with tourism professionals saying 2018 will break all records.

Halkidiki Gaining Ground in Dutch Travel Market

Halkidiki, northern Greece, is gaining ground in the Dutch travel market, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO).

Hospitality, Top-notch Services Priorities for Karystion Hotel on Evia

Easily accessible from Athens, the Karystion Hotel located on the Greek island of Evia is undergoing renovations while ready to usher in 2018.

DRV Says More Germans Eyeing Greece Holidays in 2018

On the back of increasing sales for travel to Greece, the German Travel Association (DRV) is forecasting the upward trend to continue into 2018.

WTTC-McKinsey Report Attempts to Address Overtourism Issues

Ways of managing overcrowding in tourism destinations are included in a report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and McKinsey.

Makedonia Airport Handling All Flights as Scheduled

All flights to and from Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport are being carried out according to schedule since November 24, Greece’s transport ministry said on Tuesday.

Lower Purchase Limits Boost Tax Free Shopping in Greece by 12%

Tax free shopping picked up pace in Greece over the last 12 months marking a 63 percent increase in sales and a 12 percent rise in purchase value.

Airline Cancels Flights at Makedonia Airport Citing Safety Concerns

Fraport Greece reiterated its concerns regarding the maintenance works at Makedonia Airport, after reports that a low cost carrier has canceled its flights citing safety reasons.

Greece-bound Travelers from Germany to Peak in 2018

Tour operators and sector professionals in Germany are forecasting a record year ahead with more German travelers choosing Greece for their holidays in 2018.