The island of Crete experienced a stellar tourism season for 2018 with roughly €5 billion euro being spent from January through October, according to figures from the Bank of Greece. Overall, Greece saw travel receipts exceed €15.6 billion, which is an increase of 9.9%, compared to the same period of 2017 and is primarily due […]
Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has announced an electronic registry so property owners leasing their homes as short-term rentals can do so online.
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).
Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the recent deadly fires outside Attica, reports German business paper Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.
Bookings to Greece for the 2018 season are seeing an impressive increase compared to last year, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Friday.
News from the Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs promises an upswing in Greece spa and wellness tourism once regulatory goals are met. According to Markos Danas, General Secretary of the organization, the ironing out of technical specifications, distribution and setting out protected zones are the prerequisites for the development of thermal springs and spa tourism in Greece. This opens up the ultimate potential for a vast opportunity to create a medical tourism industry that could well supercharge Greece’s main economic engine.
The government of Greece has approved for 2017 a simplified visa regime for Russians arriving by ferry from Turkey to the Greek Islands of the Aegean (Rhodes, KOs, Lesbos, etc.). Dimitris Haitidis, the head of the Greek TEZ Tour, citing a source familiar with the situation.
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.
According to the Airport Manager at Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis Airport passenger traffic was up almost 12 percent for 2016 year on year. One of the world’s most popular island paradises, Crete is well known for its friendly inhabitants and vacation bargains.
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.
From Travel Daily News we learned today of impressive July numbers for tourists headed top the island of Zakynthos. According to the Hotel Chamber of Greece, arrivals at Zakynthos airport for the month increased by some 18,09%.
Russia has recently become the go to market for countries seeking to boost tourism. Greece is the latest to hit the news with a Russia-focused strategy as 50 Russian tour operators are expected to attend a Greek-Russian tourism forum that will take place in Athens on Sunday, 10th of February at the Acropolis Museum. The […]
As Greece slides further into the unknown, many European travel companies are reportedly preparing for the country to exit the eurozone. Yesterday the government announced new elections to be held in June after efforts to hammer out a new government failed this week. Thomas Cook, and other major travel players, are preparing for the eventuality of a Greek withdrawal.
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