A significant increase was recorded in arrivals and overnight stays in hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites in Greece last year compared to 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday.
Greece’s travel receipts increased by 34.7 percent for the month of May and by 21.7 percent in the first five months of the year, according to provisional data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG) on Tuesday.
Greece’s best hotels, resorts, destinations, airlines, travel agencies, and organizations were awarded in the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA).
In a recent Athens meet-up decision makers discussed the further promotion, maintenance, and protection of the great cultural heritage of Crete’s Lassithi Plateau. The focus of the meeting was on Dictaean Cave, as well as other prominent Lassithi cultural sites, and a coming visit by the Minister of Culture of Greece to Crete.
Bookings to Greece for the 2018 season are seeing an impressive increase compared to last year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Friday.
Bulgaria, one of the favored destinations for Greek tourists, saw over one million arrivals from Greece in between January and November 2017.
The latest US-Turkey friction may be a boom for Greece and other vacation hot spots in the Med. Political tensions between the U.S. and Turkey nay prompt travelers from both countries to choose Greece or other destinations this season.
In news from Aegean Airlines Europe’s best regional carrier expanded a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir to offer new routes and enable passengers to enjoy enhanced connectivity from Cairo International Airport and Athens International Airport. Also from Aegean, a partner program with award winning Grace Hotels promises clients added value and experiences.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, Greece is has made a most impressive move to capture 24th place among world destinations.
Hotel price hikes in Spain have prompted big travel entities to opt for Greece and Balkans destinations.
Thomas Cook Group executives say they expect a 40% rise in demand for Greek destinations.
Greece’s tourism revenues for 2016 slumped below those of 2015 and 2014 according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Traveler spending dropped by double digits, which accounted for the losses even amidst stellar tourist arrivals.
According to the Leisure Travel Monitor, 2016 has been a banner year for Greek tourism. The German based analysts GfK measured the first eight months of 2016 Greek overseas visitors to the tune of more than 17.2 million compared with 17 million over the same period in 2015.
According to Anna Rufo, head of display sales at TripAdvisor, more people now use the world famous review site to book their vacations to Greece, than ever.
Greece has always been on of the most popular holiday destinations on our planet. This fact certainly helps the country, even amidst many the current crisis situation. However mass media coverage of the refugee situation has discouraged Greek tourism, in more ways than one, as no one wants to spend a holiday in the middle of upheaval. Despite all the tragedy and distraction though, there is actually no better time to visit Greece. Here are some facts that many mainstream media outlets do not take note of.
The Interrail Greek Island Pass is a product of the train services of Greece in cooperation with the Attica Group ferries, which gives tourists of this wonderful country the chance to travel via ferry to 27 Greek islands, and many more using the 30% discount on other islands in the Aegean sea. This allows travelers to cheaply access the beautiful Greek isles at respectable prices.