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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.

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.

New Technologies, Human Touch Take MICE Travel to Next Level

Event apps and virtual assistants will be as much a major part of the MICE travel experience as will human interaction, say WorldHotels executives.

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”.

Henley Index: Japan Passport World’s Most Powerful

Japan’s passport is the most powerful with holders enjoying access to the highest number of countries in the world, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Central Bank: Greece 2017 Travel Receipts Up by 10.8% at €14.6bn

Greek travel receipts came to a total of 14.6 billion euros in 2017, up by 10.8% compared to 2016, according to final data released by the Bank of Greece.

Greece Wins Over More Chinese Tourists in Jan-Feb 2018

Greece welcomed more Chinese travelers during the first two months of 2018, with tourism professionals expecting even larger growth in the coming months.

Study Reveals Russian Travel Trends, Greece a Top Choice

Greece is among Russian travelers’ top choice, according to the RusIndex released at this year’s MITT by market researchers Ipsos Comcon.

EU’s PNR Directive Tightens Security for Travelers

The European Parliament and Council PNR (Passenger Name Record) Directive, being adopted across the EU, will require travelers to provide detailed personal information ahead of travel.

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.

STR: 2018 One More Stellar Year for Europe Hotels

Hotels in Athens, Moscow and Paris among other cities, are set to drive Europe’s hospitality industry to new all-time highs in 2018, STR reports.