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UNWTO, European Commission Focus on Significance of Tourism Satellite Accounts

The UNWTO and European Commission recently addressed the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe.

Trivago: Rome, Bansko, Thessaloniki Top New Year Destinations for Greeks

Rome, Bansko and Thessaloniki top the preferences of Greek travelers for the New Year holidays, according to data released by trivago.

Lloyd’s List Ranks 14 Greek Shipping Tycoons Among World’s Top 100

Fourteen Greeks are among the 100 top influencers in the world’s shipping industry, as compiled by the eighth edition of Lloyd's List 100.

Alpha Bank: Tourism Driving Force of Greece’s Economy

Tourism is contributing greatly to Greece’s improved economic indicators in the nine-month period to September, Alpha Bank found in its weekly bulletin.

WTTC-McKinsey Report Attempts to Address Overtourism Issues

Ways of managing overcrowding in tourism destinations are included in a report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and McKinsey.

Europe Drives Int’l Tourism Growth Through October 2017

Europe drove growth in international arrivals in the first ten months of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Airports Welcome Record 11-Month Passenger Traffic

Greek airports recorded robust passenger numbers in the January-November 2017 period welcoming a total 55.8 million against 53.6 million last year.

Study Shows Athenians Love Culture, Books, Theater

Athenians are culture lovers, with eight in 10 reading books, 56 percent going to the theater once a year and 48 percent attending concerts, a study found.

Ionian Isles: Best Greek Tourism Performers with More Revenue, Longer Stays

The Ionian islands and Crete are Greece’s winning destinations in terms of tourism-related revenue per visitor and duration of stay.

Lower Purchase Limits Boost Tax Free Shopping in Greece by 12%

Tax free shopping picked up pace in Greece over the last 12 months marking a 63 percent increase in sales and a 12 percent rise in purchase value.

Greece Top Choice for Polish Travelers Backed by 30 New Flights

Thirty new direct flights to Greek destinations are boosting the Poles’ interest in Greece which now holds 31 percent of the market share.

Greece Sees Rise in 2018 Bookings from US Market

Early bookings from the US market to Greece for the 2018 tourism season have kicked off with a 10% increase, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Athens Airport Sees Strong Increase in November 2017 Passenger Traffic

Athens International Airport's (AIA) passenger traffic in November presented a strong increase of 8.7 percent, reaching 1.45 million, compared to the same month in 2016.

FlightNetwork Places Two Greek Beaches Among World’s 50 Best

The Greek beaches of Navagio and Elafonissi are included among the world’s 50 best beaches, according to Canadian online travel website FlightNetwork.