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Hotel Brands in Greece On The Rise

Over the past years hotel brands in Greece have expanded although their share still remains low when compared with other European countries, says tourism and hospitality consultant, Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas.

Greek Tourism Makes Bad Start

The Bank of Greece recently released data that shows a 20.2 percent reduction in tourism revenue for the first two months of 2009 over the same period last year. January and February 2009 also saw a 20.6 percent drop in spending by Greeks that traveled abroad. More specifically,...

Unemployment to Rise as Arrivals Are Seen to Drop

The Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) expects arrivals to fall at least by 4.24 percent this year, while tourist traffic from traditional markets are predicted to drop by 4.58 percent.

SETE Sees a Gloomy Tourism Season

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises painted a black picture at a press conference last month and called on to the government for additional measures to support the tourism industry.

Hotel Federation Straightens Out Data Mix Up

The Hellenic Federation of Hotels recently "corrected" false data over price increases of Greek hotels in 2008 distributed by Hotels.com website.

Economic Crisis Affects Business Travel

The expectations of business travelers are in a turnaround as the economic pressure has made them care less about luxury and more about the basics a hotel delivers, a recent survey said.

Greece’s Competitiveness Drops

Greece dropped two places in the third annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009, published by the World Economic Forum, as it ranked 24th among 133 countries.

Hotel Suppliers Face Economic Crisis

Hotel suppliers in the tourism industry may count up to a 275-million-euro fall in revenue this year if, according to a possible scenario, Greek tourism slumps 10 percent in overnights, GBR Consulting reported recently.

U.S. Bookings to Greece Raise Concern

Greek tourism destinations may see a drop of up to 50 percent in bookings from the U.S., the president of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism, Yiorgos Trivizas, said recently.

ITB Berlin 2009

Greece presented a weak inbound performance January through August 2008, on a scale from zero percent and below, according to figures from the IPK International's European Travel Monitor included within the ITB World Travel Trends Report 2008/2009. Cyprus was included among the...

Early Reservations for Chalkidiki Drop

The tourism traffic to Chalkidiki recorded a five percent increase in 2008 over 2007, according to local tourism professionals who calculate the increase in tourism revenue at seven percent for the same period of comparison.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Tumbles in December

Overnight accommodation in Athens saw a 25.9 percent drop in all hotel categories in December 2008 when compared with the year before, the Athens-Attica Hoteliers' Association said recently.

Foreign Arrivals for 2009 Predicted to Fall

A Eurobank survey predicts a significant slowdown in arrivals of tourists from abroad to Greece in 2009.

SETE Gives 2008 Overview

The president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, Nikos Angelopoulos, recently called for urgent measures to support and strengthen the tourism sector in order to minimize the losses that are expected in 2009.

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...