Today, as we look at the progress Greece has made toward a truly sustainable form of tourism.
he Greek Tourism Ministry and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) just announced increased cooperation for developing best practices for optimizing Greece’s booming tourism. But is their focus sustainable for the long term?
The itineraries of the ferry, “Eleftherios Venizelos” of ANEK Lines, which on Tuesday caught fire while en route, will be operated by other vessels, following the amendment of the company’s routes between the ports of Piraeus and Souda in Chania, Crete.
Despite the expansion of the Greek tourism sector, the growing inflow of tourists has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).
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.