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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.

ETC: European Destinations Break All Records, Greece Gains Ground

Greece in 2017 recorded a 10.3 percent increase in tourist arrivals compared to 2016, the ETC said.

VISA Study: More Travel, Shorter Trips, Cash Still Rules

People are traveling more but trips are getting shorter while travelers still prefer to pay in cash, according to VISA's Global Travel Intentions Study.

MITT 2018: What Russian Travel Industry Professionals Want

ITE Group, the organizer of MITT 2018, explains what exactly Russian travel industry professionals look for from international travel companies.

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.

World Travel Monitor Urges Solutions for Overtourism

Experts who gathered in Pisa, Italy, for the 25th World Travel Monitor Forum agreed that the tourism industry must draw up new strategies to manage overtourism.

Eurostat: Business Travel Down by 40% Due to Crisis

Business travel in the EU has decreased by 40 percent since the onset of the economic crisis, according to the Union’s statistical bureau.

European Airports Welcome 9% More Passengers in H1

The number of passengers going through European airports increased by 9 percent in the first half of the year, according to airport trade body ACI Europe.

Too Many Tourists Causing Disruption, Europeans Getting Fed Up

Residents at cities across Europe are telling tourists to go home after the massive inflows of travelers are making life a burden at many destinations.

PayPal Survey: 99% of Greeks Recommend a Trip to Greece

According to a PayPal survey, 99 percent of Greeks would wholeheartedly recommend that foreign travelers holiday in their country.

TUI, Thomas Cook Say Brisk Demand for Greece

Global tour giants TUI and Thomas Cook say the number of bookings for Greek destinations has grown significantly this summer.

UK Holiday Scamsters Could Face Jail, Foreign Office Adds Greece to List

The UK’s Foreign Office added Greece to destinations frequented by UK travelers, where there has been an increase in false holiday sickness claims.

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.