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Brexit May Threaten UK-driven EU Tourism, Greece in Top 7 Travel Spots

UK nationals include Greece among their top travel destinations of choice in the EU, according to TUI Group’s policyAGENDA, which comes in view of the Brexit negotiations.

Tourism to Greece Keeps Up the Momentum Ahead of Summer

SETE Intelligence forecasts increased incoming tourist traffic through Greece’s regional airports in 2018 based on the number of planned seats by airlines.

SETE Sees Greek Tourism on the Upswing in 2018

SETE sees 2018 developing into a very good year for Greek tourism as there is a great demand for Greece from "big markets".

Brexit: UK’s Free Movement with EU to End in March 2019

The free movement of people between the United Kingdom and the European Union will end in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU.

Greece: Tourism Bookings from Germany Drop, SETE Worried

The economic instability and the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents in Greece may have dented the country's appeal to tourists from the traditional markets of Germany and the United Kingdom.

UK: Uncharged Mobiles, Laptops and Tablets Banned From Some Flights

Those traveling into or out of the United Kingdom best make sure their electronic devices are fully charged before getting to the airport or else they may have to leave them behind, the British Department for Transport recently announced.
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

GNTO Releases Internet Advertising Results

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced the initial results of its targeted advertising campaign carried out for the first time over the Internet for the month of June.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Hoteliers Upset With TripAdvisor Website

Occasional hotel reviews on the TripAdvisor website with unfavorable comments that do not correspond to reality have caused problems for Greek hoteliers, according to the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

SETE’s Facts And Figures On Greek Tourism

“Our statistical data on Greek tourism clearly shows that the country’s tourism is entering a new state of recession of unknown duration,” General Manager of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos said.

Greece Fourth Place for Austrians

Austria's daily Kronen Zeitung recently published the 10 most popular holiday destinations Austrians visited during the July-September 2008 period.

Ministry Denies Slip in Greek Tourism

The tourism ministry recently released tourist traffic figures, which contradicts newspaper reports that refer to a ‘freefall’ of Greek tourism.

easyCruise Steps Into Parthenon Marbles Debate

Sir Selios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyCruise, recently announced the launch of an advertising campaign that aims to initiate a conversation between Greece and the United Kingdom regarding the cultural debate of the Parthenon Marbles.

Increased Tourists, Reduced Tourist Spending in 2007

Tourist spending appeared relatively low in Greece for 2007 when compared with 2004. According to a recent report released by the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, the average spending of tourists per capita in 2004 was 882 euros. In 2007 this number dropped to 748 euros.

Greece Receives E.U. Cultural Heritage Prize

Greece was amongst the five countries that received a "European Union prize for cultural heritage/Europa Nostra award" last month. The other four were the Netherlands that received two prizes, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Romania.

HATTA President Voices Concern on T.V. Show

Yiannis Evangelou, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), recently voiced his concern for Europe as a travel destination on the Business & Travel show on “sbc” channel.

Business Travelers Show Environmental Concern

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in cooperation with KDS on-demand travel and expense management recently surveyed—for the third year-running—the opinions of an international group of business travelers and travel managers and identified a real desire to...
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