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Greek Passport Opens Doors, Among World’s Strongest

Greece's passport is among the world’s top four strongest allowing access to 166 countries, according to Arton Capital's Passport Index.

Greece’s Travel Receipts Rise in January-June

For the first half of the year, revenue in Greece from travel receipts grew by 15.3 percent against the same period in 2018, according to the Bank of Greece.

Travel Receipts ‘Save’ Greece’s June Current Account Surplus

Stronger net travel receipts in Greece in june drove a 338 million euro improvement in the services surplus, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Study: Western Crete Winning Over Families, Repeat Travelers

Western Crete appears to be an attractive holiday choice for families and repeat travelers while all-inclusive options are losing ground, according to findings released by the University of Crete.

Industry Forecast: 2020 World Travel & Hotel Rates to Slow Down

Air travel and hotel rates across the globe are expected to slow down in 2020 impacted by ongoing trade wars, Brexit, oil supply and predictions of recession, according to the annual business travel forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel...

‘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.