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UNWTO: 2017 Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up by 7%, Reach 1.32 Billion

International tourist arrivals increased by 7 percent in 2017 and reached a total of 1.32 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 10.3% Passenger Increase

Arrivals at Greece's 14 regional airports currently run by Fraport increased by 10.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching a total of 27.6 million passengers.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Greek Shipping Giants Purchase Most Second-hand Vessels in 2017

Greek shipping magnates spent over 4.47 billion dollars in second-hand vessels, accounting for 23 percent of all investments in used ships in 2017.

Cruise Travel to Greece Recovering Slowly Amid Challenges

Cruise travel to Greece is picking up pace albeit slowly after a major drop last year due to the geopolitical situation in Turkey, Egypt and Israel.

Greece Loses One Place on Henley Passport Index 2018

Greece lost one place year-on-year on the Henley Passport Index for 2018, ranking seventh among 199 countries, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 171 countries.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Breaks Record in 2017

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record high in 2017 at 21.74 million, up by 8.6 percent compared to 2016.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

ELIME: Cruise Ship Arrivals to Greece Drop in 2017

Cruise ship arrivals to Greek ports recorded a 20.5 percent drop in 2017, compared to the year before, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

AirlineRatings.com Names the World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list of the Top 20 safest airlines for 2018, which stand out for being at the forefront of safety and innovation.

Expedia: US Travelers Choose Experiences Over Possessions

US travelers seem to be shifting away from a "society of stuff" to a "society of experiences" and are specifically saving for travel, according to a study by Expedia.com.

Kountoura: Greek Tourism’s Strong Momentum will Continue in 2018

Greek tourism's strong momentum will continue in 2018, following a record year of arrivals, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Overnight Stays Up in Greek Hotels, Campsites in Jan-Sep 2017

During January–September 2017, Greece saw an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and campsites, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Greece Sees Growth in Int’l Tourist Arrivals, Reduction in Seasonality

The increase in tourist arrivals at Greece's regional airports during months out of the peak season, shows a reduction of the country's seasonal character.

2017 was Safest Year in Aviation History, Says Report

The year 2017 turned out to be the safest ever for commercial aviation, according to a report released by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).