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‘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.

Greeks Opt for Domestic Travel, Longer Stays – Eurostat

Greeks prefer to travel in their own country and take the longest trips in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey covering 1.3 billion leisure and business trips in the EU in 2017. 

KEPE: EU Tourists Generate Almost Half of Greece’s 10-year Revenue

During the 2008-2018 period, EU travelers generated 59.9 billion euros to Greece, which accounts for 44 percent of the total revenue, says KEPE.

STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

ITB Sees Global Travel Growth in 2019, Europe Holding Strong 

Outbound travel from Europe grew by 5 percent in the first eight months of 2018, and is set to expand even further this year, according to the ITB World Travel Trends Report 2018/2019.

Online Reviews, Word of Mouth Key Factors Affecting Travel Plans, Study Finds

Travelers rely on online sites and word of mouth to plan their next trip, according to STR's Consumer Travel Insights 2019 report.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Henley Index Ranks Greek Passport Among World’s Strongest 

The Greek passport is among the strongest in the world, ranked 7th with Japan’s passport in the lead, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.

France, US Markets Driving Greek Tourism in October 2018

Driving tourism growth to Greece in October 2018 were visitors from France, with spending up by 73.0 percent, and by US visitors with spending up by 84.8 percent.

Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

Greek Passport Among World’s Most Powerful

The Greek passport is among the world’s most powerful, allowing access to 164 countries, according to the Global Passport Power Rank 2018 by Arton Capital.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

Poll: Millennials Keen on Luxury Travel, Know Their Stuff

The largest age group traveling at the moment are the millennials, who are better educated, prefer city breaks and love luxury, according to ITB-IPK’s World Travel Monitor.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

Greece H1 Travel Receipts Maintain Momentum, Up by 17.2%

EU residents contributed greatly to the 17.2 percent increase in Greece's travel receipts for the January-June period, according to the Bank of Greece.

City Trips World’s Top Holiday Option, Says ITB Study

City trips are the leading holiday option worldwide and the US the most popular country destination in 2017, according to a world travel report released by ITB Berlin.

Study Casts Spotlight on Business Travel Dining Trends

First-of-its-kind research reveals generational differences when it comes to business traveler dining, payment and expensing options.

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.

Costlier Business Trips in 2019 Due to Fuel Prices, Growing Economy

Corporate travel is expected to become costlier in 2019 due to a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the 5th annual Global Travel Forecast, published by GBTA.