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ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Long-haul Markets Still Have Travel to Europe High on Agenda

Europe is winning over travelers from across the globe despite trade tensions and a weakening global economy, a recent study reveals.

Greece’s Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs Sets Agenda

Greece's coordination committee for cruise affairs has resumed responsibilities, with its agenda focusing on the sector's challenges and growth prospects.

Greek Ports Welcome More Cruise Ships in Jan-June 2019

Cruise travel to Greek destinations picked up pace in the first six months of the year driving a 10.1 percent increase in total receipts, according to the Bank of Greece.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Troubled about Slow Jan-Aug Performance

Hoteliers in Thessaloniki are concerned about a decline in overnight stays recorded in the first eight months of the year.

Survey: Travelers Want Value, Personalization, Digital Products, Ease

All the more travelers across the globe are focusing on value, personalization and technologies that make travel easier, according to Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019.

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.