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Thessaloniki Moves Up as Conference Tourism Host City

Thessaloniki is moving up as an international MICE destination, as in 2018 it marked its best performance in over a decade, according to the latest ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association report.

Western Crete Study Sees Rise in Traveler Satisfaction, Numbers

Travelers to Western Crete appear to be satisfied with restaurant services, accommodation, local hospitality and transport, according to a recent study.

SETKE Paves Way for Experiential Travel on Dodecanese Islands

Greece's hospitality body SETKE has invited the South Aegean Region to join forces in setting the groundwork for the development of experiential tourism products in the Dodecanese.

Thessaloniki New ‘Happening’ City Break Destination, ABTA Says

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has included the Greek city of Thessaloniki among the destinations to watch for in 2019.

Eurobarometer: Europeans Happy With Passenger Rail Services

Four out of five Europeans travel by train, while the majority is satisfied with the punctuality and reliability of train services, according to a Eurobarometer survey.

US Travelers Keen on Visiting Greece in the Fall

US travelers have a soft spot for Greece, ranking the country in the top 10 choice destinations for fall, according to luxury travel experts Virtuoso.

Survey: Majority of Travelers to Greece Pay by Credit Card

The majority of foreign travelers to Greece pay by credit card for their transactions, according to Mastercard's Global Consumer Tracker study.

Eurobarometer: Greeks Low on Travel in the EU

A mere 26 percent of Greeks traveled to another EU country in the last 12 months, according to a Flash Eurobarometer study, titled “The End of Roaming Charges One Year Later”.

Crete Region ‘Star of the Show’ at Vienna Holiday Fair

Following its participation in the Ferien-Messe Wien, Austria’s largest travel show, the Region of Crete said pre-bookings for 2018 have significantly increased.

Greek Airports Welcome Record 11-Month Passenger Traffic

Greek airports recorded robust passenger numbers in the January-November 2017 period welcoming a total 55.8 million against 53.6 million last year.

Ten-month Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports Up by 9.9%

Airports across Greece recorded a 9.9 percent rise in passenger traffic for the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Greek Airports Record Surge in Nine-Month Passenger Traffic

An additional 4.1 million passengers have gone through Greece’s airports so far this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration (HCAA) said.

Greece a Top Choice for Balkan Travelers

All the more travelers from Balkan countries are opting to vacation in Greece, with arrivals up by 115.6 percent in the 2009-2015 period.

TTG Says Greece Top Search for Summer Travel

It may still be snowing in most of Europe, but eager holidaymakers are making plans for the summer ahead and Greece appears to be a favourite choice, according to UK travel magazine TTG.

South Aegean Region Sets Sights on Senior Travelers

As part of its ongoing strategy towards the expansion of the tourism season across the islands, the South Aegean Region is now focusing its efforts on the seasoned senior traveler.

Bank of Greece: Jan-April Arrivals Down by 5.3%

Bank of Greece figures this week showed that January-April arrivals to the country dropped by 5.3 percent while travel receipts also were down by 3.4 percent.

Greece: Sector not Happy with Jan-Feb Tourism Figures

A 5.6 percent drop in travel receipts and an 11 percent decrease in traffic to Greece for the first two months of the year delivered a blow to the industry which is preparing for the new season amidst the ongoing negative media portrayal of the country, mushrooming taxes, the...