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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.

Athens Airport Ranks Second Globally on AirHelp Score 2018

Athens International Airport ranks second worldwide on AirHelp’s 2018 list of best airports based on quality of service, on-time performance, and claim processing.

UNWTO Report: Action on Sustainability in Tourism Needs Extra Push

The UNWTO has released a report that provides recommendations on how to use tourism as an effective means for achieving sustainable development.

Attica Hoteliers See Rise in Jan-April Occupancy Levels

Hotels in Athens and across Attica welcomed more guests in the first four months of the year, marking a 5.3 percent increase in occupancy rates against 2017.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.