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Thessaloniki Overnight Stays Edge Up in Jan-Aug 2018

The number of overnight stays at Thessaloniki's hotels edged up in the first eight months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Greece Earned €35 Billion from Travel and Tourism in 2017, Says WTTC

Travel and tourism in 2017 contributed a total of 19.7% to Greece's GDP and amounted to 35 billion euros generated in the Greek economy, according to WTTC data.

Antiparos, Messini, Kythira Best Places to Invest in Short-term Rentals

Antiparos, Messini and Kythira are considered the best places to invest in short-term rentals in Greece, according to data released by AirDNA.

INSETE: August 2018 Tourist Arrivals Up in Greece

Greek tourism continued its upward trend in August this year with an increase in air arrivals compared to the same month in 2017, according to INSETE data.

PayPal: Travel Products Top Sales Item of Greek E-shops

Travel services are the top selling products of Greek e-shops, according to the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research Report 2018 carried out by Ipsos.

Travel Industry to Record 2.4 Billion Int’l Arrivals by 2030, Says Report

Τhe travel industry is set to record strong growth with international arrivals reaching 2.4 billion by 2030, according to Euromonitor International.

Foreign Visitor Spending in Greece on the Rise

Greece is ranked 18th among 30 countries that have seen the largest growth in spending from international visitors in the past seven years, according to a report released by WTTC.

Eurobarometer: Europeans Happy With Passenger Rail Services

Four out of five Europeans travel by train, while the majority is satisfied with the punctuality and reliability of train services, according to a Eurobarometer survey.

Piraeus Port Authority Sees Turnover and Profit Increase in H1 2018

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) saw its turnover increase by 22.1 percent and its profit before tax more than double during the first six months of 2018.

Athens Gains Ground as Leisure Destination

Athens has seen the number of foreign vacationers increase by 111 percent between 2012-2017, according to data released by GBR Consulting.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

Seven-month Tourism Receipts Going Strong for Greece

Greek tourism receipts increased in the first seven months of 2018 to 8.23 ​​billion euros, posting a double-digit rise in July compared to the same month last year.

City Trips World’s Top Holiday Option, Says ITB Study

City trips are the leading holiday option worldwide and the US the most popular country destination in 2017, according to a world travel report released by ITB Berlin.