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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.

Hotels vs Airbnb Rentals: How to Compete in a New Accommodation Economy

Airbnb-style rentals have been taking a big bite out of hotel industry earnings but the game is not over yet, says a luxury accommodation professional.

Greek Tourism to Reach New Heights with More German, UK Travelers

It’s going to be a “hot" summer for Greece this year, thanks to some 30 million tourists expected to hit Greek shores compared to 27.5 million last year.

SETE Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.

Carnival Bookings Across Greece Boost Positive Sentiment

Travel agents and hospitality sector professionals got a taste of what’s in store for the summer following a rise in bookings at carnival destinations in Greece.

Thomas Cook Posts Losses Despite Increased Interest in Greece

Thomas Cook may be seeing a strong demand for holidays in Greece, but has reported losses amounting to £49.1 million for the three months to December 31.

SETE: Greece 2016 Tourist Arrivals Break Record

Greek tourism is going strong, marking some 30 million tourist arrivals in 2016, according to tentative figures released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Travel Trends 2017: What Next?

At the dawn of the new year, travelers are making dreams and tourism professionals are making plans for the days ahead. And by the looks of things, travel is taking a turn for the more genuine. Adventure and hands-on experience go hand-in-hand this year leaving the good old...

World Travel Monitor: Sharing Accommodation Still Niche Player in Europe

Sharing accommodation is still a niche player in Europe, accounting for only three percent of the hospitality market share, according to the World Travel Monitor.