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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”.

Greece Q1 Travel Traffic Up, Spending Down

Incoming traffic to Greece in the first quarter of the year rose by 11.5 percent year-on-year but average spending per trip decreased by 7.3 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme Winning Over More Investors

Greece has issued 2,300 golden visas (up to 5,700 if family members are included) between 2013 and 2017, according to Enterprise Greece data.

Greece Sees Rise in Bookings from China for 2018

The demand of the Chinese market for holidays in Greece remains high since the beginning of the year, recording an increase of some 30 percent in bookings.

Greece is Second Top Holiday Country for TUI Group Travelers in 2018

Greece is TUI Group's second holiday country of choice for Europeans, after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the travel giant this year.

France’s Air Traffic Controller Strikes Behind 33% of Europe’s Delays, Report Finds

Strikes by air traffic controllers in France are behind a third of Europe’s flight delays, followed by strike activity in Greece, Italy and Germany, over the 2004-2016 period.

Alpha Bank: Greek Tourism Going Strong, Boosting Employment

Tourism and manufacturing production will continue to drive economic growth rates for Greece, according to an Alpha Bank report for the first four months of 2018.

Athens, Kefalonia, Corfu Airports See Impressive Rise in April Traffic

The airports of Athens, Kefalonia and Corfu recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic in April, according to a report by ACI Europe.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Up 7.4% in 2017

The total passenger traffic at Greek ports last year recorded a 7.4 percent increase to some 35.78 million passengers, compared with 2016, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Athens Mayor: City Break Visitor Numbers Soar by 600% Since 2013

Tourism arrivals to Athens are on the rise, with the number of city break visitors increasing by 600% since 2013, according to Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Turnover Up in Q1 2018 for Greek Travel Agencies

The Greek travel agency sector saw turnover rise by 25.4 percent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the corresponding period of 2017.

May 2018 Job Figures Reveal Seven in 10 Hired in Greek Tourism

Hospitality and F&B services accounted for seven in 10 hirings in Greece in May, according to data from the labor ministry’s Ergani system.

Study Says Brits Lavish, Danes Frugal on Summer Holidays 2018

Research in seven European countries reveals that the Brits are set to spend more on their summer holidays compared to the Danes, who are the thriftiest vacationers.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

International Arrivals to Ionian Islands Soar in May

International air arrivals to the Ionian Islands are recording a double-digit increase for the third consecutive year, according to the region’s vice governor Spyros Galiatsatos.