Numbers from a new study released by INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body show big growth on lesser returns. According to the study arrivals in Greece increased by almost 90% in the period 2005 – 2017. Meanwhile, the average tourist spend dropped by 30% on the view of source markets. Once again, however, sustainability for Greece’s tourism seems a highly subjective case in point. Here’s the report, followed by some objective observations.
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?
Ioanna Madala is the manager at
Koutsounari Traditional Cottages in the South of Crete. What follows is a bit of history along with a promise for the future of Cretan hospitality.
Serbia has now become the first country in eastern Europe to adopt “EcoDots – Europe Green Travel”, an international green initiative aimed at connecting tourists and the hospitality industry. From hospitality sector professionals to local communities, the initiative promotes sustainable travel across Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia and Serbia.
Travel markets in the US have shown a marked improvement this year and are set to recover all the ground lost during the recession which began back in 2007, yet we shouldn’t get too excited as this growth is about to hit a brick wall, reports Travel Weekly.
One highlight of the World Travel Market (WTM) held last week in London, was Fiona Jeffery’s opening speech concerning the industry’s responsibilities. Jeffery’s Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions WTM, spoke before 500 plus travel decision makers about altruism, as well as corporate strategies going forward.
At the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in Las Vegas, three Three destinations were selected as the world’s best when it comes to sustainable tourism. These highly coveted tourism awards represent some of this year’s most visible and important, and especially kicking off one of the world’s largest travel trade conferences.