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 […]
The recent FVW Workshop hosted on Crete may serve as a warning that government and corporate interests care little for the island’s future.
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.
News that Thomas Cook Hotel Investments and Swiss hotel development group LMEY Investments, raised €40 million to invest in hotels around the Mediterranean with Greece’s Piraeus Bank bears watching today.
According to news this week from the 8th Annual Hellenic-German Assembly, Greece’s health tourism prospects were the central focus discussed at meetings in Hersonissos, Crete. But, an initiative by German banking and investments interests
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?
TUI Group has claimed they are supporting Crete becoming a “showpiece for sustainable food on holiday.” Here’s a dissenting view on their statements.
According to TUI Germany, the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Kos were among the ten most popular last-minute tourism destinations for German travelers in summer 2018.
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.
Sports Events 365 has signed a wide-ranging cooperation agreement with TUI TravelCenter, the Romanian subsidiary of TUI Group.
Apollonia Beach Resort, one of Crete’s most stunning spa hotels, was recently named among the 10 most popular vegan destination, according to a recent report at blog.tui.com.
TUI’s most recent booking trends report shows good demand for Greece (+16%) as well as Spain (+16%) and Bulgaria (+25%), a continuing strong recovery for Egypt (+58%) and Tunisia (+125%), and the company expects double-digit growth for Thailand and the Maldives
According to reports from Thomas Cook and TUI, International tour operators and travel agents are preparing for this year’s “Sunshine Saturday”, which is one of the busiest booking holidays.
According to a recent survey by TUI Group one-in-ten European travelers book eco-friendly hotels. Some 3,000 holidaymakers were queried on their travel accommodation tendencies.